BUSCH: Homestead: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 36 - Ford 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 34 - Ford 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 25 - Ford 200 Homestead-Miami Speedway Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Homestead, Fla. Fast...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 36 - Ford 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 34 - Ford 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 25 - Ford 200

Homestead-Miami Speedway Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Homestead, Fla.
Fast Facts for November 13-16, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required:
Winston Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 600, Right - 600
Truck Series: Left - 350, Right - 350

Tire Codes: Left - D-6818; Right - D-6820
Tire Circumference: Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 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 - 46 psi; Right Rear - 42 psi

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

Notes: This is the first-ever time this combination of left- and right-side tires will be used . . . all three series -- Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck -- will compete on the same tires this week . . . in addition to the nearly 5,000 official race-weekend tires (see above), Goodyear brought more than 3,000 tires for teams to test on at Homestead this Monday-Wednesday . . . as on all ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . 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:
"With durability being one of our main concerns, we brought a very conservative tire recommendation to Homestead, primarily based on the fact that we are dealing with a track that has brand new pavement. In addition to being repaved, Homestead has been completely redesigned with progressive banking, which hopefully will promote a lot of great side-by-side racing this weekend, as we wrap up the 2003 NASCAR season."

-goodyear-

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