BUSCH: Richmond: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 11 - Chevrolet American Revolution 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 11 - Funai 250 Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) - Richmond, Va. Fast Facts for May 13-15, 2004 Tire:...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 11 - Chevrolet American Revolution 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 11 - Funai 250
Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) - Richmond, Va.

Fast Facts for May 13-15, 2004

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,350, Right - 1,350
Busch Series: Left - 500, Right - 500

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 - 14 psi; Left Rear - 14 psi
Right Front - 26 psi; Right Rear - 23 psi

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

Notes: This is the first year Goodyear will bring this particular combination of left- and right-side tires to Richmond . . . the previous combination was run at the last four races at the track . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tire codes this week . . . this is the third race at which Nextel Cup teams have used this tire set-up in 2004 . . . before Richmond, this combination was run by Cup teams at Las Vegas and Bristol . . . this combination is also scheduled to be run in 2004 at Pocono (Cup), Indianapolis (Cup) and Nashville (Busch and Truck) . . . 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: "Last month, we had a great test to determine our final tire recommendation for Richmond with Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman, and their teams. The track has been repaved since last year, so it is a lot smoother than it has been in the past. We saw exactly what we expected at the test - the wear will be minimal, while the grip and speeds will be up."

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Kevin Harvick , Ryan Newman