BUSCH: Fontana: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire notes NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 10 - California 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 9 - Auto Club 300 California Speedway (2-mile oval) - Fontana, Calif. Fast Facts for April 25-27, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway ...

Goodyear Tire notes

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 10 - California 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 9 - Auto Club 300
California Speedway (2-mile oval) - Fontana, Calif.
Fast Facts for April 25-27, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials <pre> Number of Tires Required: Left Right Winston Cup 1,220 1,220 Busch Series 520 520

Tire Numbers:                   Left               Right
                                D-6352             D-6354
Tire Circumference:             Left               Right
                                87.3 in.           88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front-30 psi  Right Front-48 psi
                                Left Rear-30 psi   Right Rear-45 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:  Left Front-23 psi  Right Front-42 psi
                                Left Rear-23 psi   Right Rear-39 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 48-52 laps, based on fuel mileage. </pre>

Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear brought to California last season . . . both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . in addition to California, this specific combination will also be run by Winston Cup, Busch and Truck Series teams at Michigan later this season . . . this right-side code (D-6352) will also be run in 2003 with a different left-side at Texas (D-6364), Charlotte (D-6372), Chicago (D-6356) and Kansas (D-6372). . . 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 Tire Development:

"At Fontana, tires will really only be a factor in relation to pit strategy. Tire wear is not a major concern for teams at this track, so teams have always had the ability to choose between four-tire, two-tire and even no-tire stops at different points of the races at Fontana. As it has many times in the past, pit strategy and fuel mileage should be two major keys to success this weekend."

-goodyear-

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