BUSCH: Goodyear Racing Bristol preview

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 24 -- Sharpie 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 24 - Food City 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 16 - O'Reilly 200 Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn. Tire: Goodyear Eagle...

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 24 -- Sharpie 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 24 - Food City 250
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 16 - O'Reilly 200

Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn.

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required:
Winston Cup: Left - 1,300, Right - 1,300
Busch Series: Left - 480, Right - 480
Truck Series: Left - 325, Right - 325

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6340; Right - D-6342

Tire Circumference:
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi
Right Front - 40 psi; Right Rear - 38 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 20 psi; Left Rear - 20 psi
Right Front - 36 psi; Right Rear - 33 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 155-165 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: All three NASCAR series -- Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck will compete on the same tire codes at Bristol this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear has brought to Bristol since March 2001 . . . other major NASCAR tracks where teams compete on these tires are Rockingham (Cup and Busch), Las Vegas (all three series), Darlington (all three series) and Nashville (Busch and Truck) . . . Bristol is unique in that it is the only major NASCAR track less than one mile in length where inner liners are required . . . however, teams will run Goodyear's tubeless safety spare in only the right-side tires at Bristol, as compared to in all four tire positions on the speedways . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi higher than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "It has been proven out over the past three seasons that it is much more important to keep track position at Bristol than it is to stop and take on new tires. Ever since Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers won here by going the final 162 laps without pitting in March of 2001, teams have used that strategy of going the full fuel run on a set of tires because there is very little wear or give-up. This tire set-up has been Goodyear's recommendation for four tracks and seven races a year for the last three years, so teams obviously have a good book of knowledge built up on them."

-goodyear racing-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Elliott Sadler