Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 3 - UAW/DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Las Vegas, Nev. Fast Facts for March 5-7, 2004 Tire: Goodyear...
Goodyear Tire Notes
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 3 - UAW/DaimlerChrysler 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Sam's Town 300
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Las Vegas, Nev.
Fast Facts for March 5-7, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required: Nextel Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500; Busch Series: Left - 600, Right - 600
Tire Codes: Left - D-6826; Right - D-6828
Tire Circumference: Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 28 psi; Left Rear - 28 psi; Right Front - 44 psi; Right Rear - 32 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 22 psi; Left Rear - 22 psi; Right Front - 40 psi; Right Rear - 37 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the first time this specific combination of Goodyear Eagles will be used in NASCAR competition . . . the previous combination of left- and right-side for Las Vegas were in place for the last three seasons . . . this is the first of six times Nextel Cup teams are scheduled to compete on these tires in 2004 . . . Bristol (both races), Pocono (both races) and Indianapolis are the other NASCAR tracks where teams will run this same combination this season . . . both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series cars will compete on the same tire codes this weekend . . . as on all ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "Our tire set-up has been on the conservative side for the last several years at Las Vegas, so we decided to bring both a softer compound and a softer, more compliant construction this year. During team testing at Las Vegas in January, this new set-up was about seven- to eight-tenths of a second quicker than last year, with about two seconds of give-up over the course of a long run. We've seen the give-up increase over the last several years as the racing surface at Las Vegas has aged, so you won't see many two tire stops this weekend."