BUSCH: Goodyear Racing Charlotte preview

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - The Winston NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 12 - Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 13 - Carquest Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 5 - Hardees 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile...

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - The Winston
NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 12 - Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 13 - Carquest Auto Parts 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 5 - Hardees 200
Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C.

Fast Facts for May 15-25, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials <pre> Number of Tires Required: Left Right The Winston 800 880 Coca-Cola 600 1,400 1,500 Carquest 300 500 500 Hardees 200 325 325

Tire Codes:                      Left                   Right
                                D-6352                  D-6372
Tire Circumference:              Left                   Right
                                 87.3in.                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 - 24 psi    Right Front - 45 psi
                                Left Rear - 24 psi     Rig0ht Rear - 41 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: All three NASCAR series will compete on the same tires at Charlotte. . . this is the first time teams have used this combination of tires in 2003 . . . Winston Cup and Busch Series teams have used this left-side code with different right-sides earlier this season at both Texas (D-6364) and California (D-6354) . . . while this combination will be used by Cup teams later this season at both Kansas and Charlotte, these left-sides will also be run at Michigan (twice) and Chicago, while the right-sides will be run at Dover (twice) . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . 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:

"This new right side tire, which was introduced with very positive results at Dover last September, has been designed to run cooler and with improved consistency. Teams that participated in the recent open test sessions at Charlotte were very pleased with the tire performance in both hot, midday and cool, night conditions."

-goodyear-

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