BUSCH: Fontana: Goodyear pre-race notes

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 2 - Auto Club 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 2 - American Racing Wheels 200 California Speedway (2-mile oval) - Fontana,...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 2 - Auto Club 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Stater Bros. 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 2 - American Racing Wheels 200

California Speedway (2-mile oval) - Fontana, Calif.
Fast Facts for February 25-27, 2005

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch Series)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck Series)

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Craftsman Truck: Left - 325, Right - 325

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6852; Right - D-6854

Tire Circumference:
Left - 87.4 in.; Right - 88.7 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi
Right Front - 48 psi; Right Rear - 45 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 24 psi; Left Rear - 24 psi
Right Front - 44 psi; Right Rear - 41 psi

Estimated Pit Window:
Every 48-52 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear will bring this particular combination of left- and right-side tires to California . . . the previous combination was run at the two-mile speedway by teams in all three major NASCAR series throughout the 2004 season . . . all three NASCAR series will compete on the same tires this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the first of eight races at which Nextel Cup teams are scheduled to run this tire set-up in 2005 . . . in addition to California, this combination will be run by Nextel Cup, Busch and Truck Series teams at Charlotte, Michigan, Chicago, Kansas and Kentucky this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at California . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We developed this tire set-up this past fall, and it is new for the 2005 season. We held primary testing at Charlotte with Joe Nemechek and Bobby Labonte, while most (Nextel) Cup teams ran these codes at the open test at Fontana last month. The difference between this set-up and the one run last year at Fontana is a 'grippier' right-side compound to compliment NASCAR's new, reduced aero rules package."

-goodyear racing-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Joe Nemechek