BUSCH: Phoenix: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 34 - Checker Auto Parts 500k NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 32 - Bashas' Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 23 - Chevy Silverado 150 Phoenix International Raceway ...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 34 - Checker Auto Parts 500k
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 32 - Bashas' Supermarkets 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 23 - Chevy Silverado 150
Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile oval) - Avondale, Ariz.

Fast Facts for November 5-7, 2004

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

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,200, Right - 1,200
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Truck Series: Left - 325, Right - 325

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6830; Right - D-6832

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 90-100 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes:
This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Phoenix . . . all three NASCAR series will compete on the same tires this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is just the third race Nextel Cup teams will run these tire codes, having run them in both races at New Hampshire earlier this season . . . other tracks at which these codes were used in major NASCAR competition in 2004 include Gateway, Indianapolis (Raceway Park), Memphis, Milwaukee, Nazareth and Pikes Peak. . . as on most NASCAR one-mile ovals, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "This particular tire combination, which Cup teams have run twice at Loudon earlier this season, is Goodyear's short- to intermediate-track set-up in the 2004 tire line. This is the third and final time Cup teams will race on these codes this year, though Busch and Truck teams have used them more extensively."

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