BUSCH: Goodyear Richmond preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 26 - Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 26 - Emerson 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 17 - Craftsman Truck Series 200 Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 26 - Chevy Rock & Roll 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 26 - Emerson 250
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 17 - Craftsman Truck Series 200
Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) - Richmond, Va.
Fast Facts for September 9-11, 2004

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

Number of Tires Required:
    Nextel Cup: Left - 1,350, Right - 1,350;
     Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550;
     Truck Series: Left - 325, Right - 325

Tire Codes:
    Left - D-6826; Right - D-6828

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

Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front - 20 psi; Left Rear - 20 psi;
     Right Front - 30 psi; Right Rear - 30 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front - 15 psi; Left Rear - 15 psi;
     Right Front - 28 psi; Right Rear - 25 psi

Estimated Pit Window:
    Every 110-120 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the second consecutive race Goodyear will bring this particular combination of left- and right-side tires to Richmond . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tire codes this week . . . this eighth and final race in which Nextel Cup teams will have used this tire set-up in 2004 . . . in addition to Richmond, this combination was run by Cup teams at Las Vegas, Bristol, Pocono and Indianapolis . . . Busch and Truck Series teams have also run this set-up at Nashville in 2004 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners at Richmond.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "Since Richmond had been repaved since last season, we tested earlier this year with several teams to finalize our recommendation. The (Nextel) Cup race this May was excellent as far as the tires were concerned. Considering that it was green track, the second groove came in relatively quickly, allowing for side-by-side racing by the Cup cars."

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck