BUSCH: Richmond: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 11 -- Chevy American Revolution 400 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 12 -- Funai 250 Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) -- Richmond, Va. Fast Facts for May 12-14,...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 11 -- Chevy American Revolution 400
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 12 -- Funai 250

Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) -- Richmond, Va.
Fast Facts for May 12-14, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500 Right-side -- 1,500
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550 Right-side -- 550

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6798; Right-side -- D-6832

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. Right-side -- 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: Both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . this is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Richmond . . . this is one of three tracks at which Nextel Cup teams will run this tire set-up this season . . . the others are Phoenix and New Hampshire . . . as on all NASCAR ovals less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Richmond.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "There are two basic differences in this year's tire set-up at Richmond. First, the compound of these tires are softer than those run here last year. Second, these left-sides feature some new construction features that we've integrated in this year. Teams just ran this set-up a few weeks back at Phoenix, so they should have a good handle on the characteristics.

"One thing we expect to see at Richmond is more braking due to the 2005 gear rule. We'll be montoring this closely throughout the race to see what impact it has on tire performance."

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY