BUSCH: Richmond: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear tire notes. NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 11 - Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 10 - Hardee's 250 Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) - Richmond, Va. Fast Facts for May 1-3, 2003 Tire:...

Goodyear tire notes.

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 11 - Pontiac Excitement 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 10 - Hardee's 250
Richmond International Raceway (.750-mile oval) - Richmond, Va.

Fast Facts for May 1-3, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials <pre> Number of Tires Required: Left Right Winston Cup 1,220 1,220 Busch Series 600 600

Tire Codes:                     Left               Right
                                D-6360             D-6362
Tire Circumference:             Left               Right
                                87.3 in.           88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front-20 psi  Right Front-30 psi
                                Left Rear-20 psi   Right Rear-30 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front-14 psi Right Front-26 psi Left Rear-14 psi Right Rear-23 psi </pre> Estimated Pit Window: Every 110-120 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear brought to Richmond twice last season . . . this is the first time this season NASCAR teams will run on this combination . . . other tracks where teams will run these tires are New Hampshire and Phoenix . . . both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . 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 Tire Development:

"After the track sealer issue during the spring race at Richmond last year, Goodyear brought Tony Stewart, Ricky Rudd and Jimmie Johnson to the track for a test in July, just to confirm our tire recommendation. Based on that test and a problem-free race in September, we decided to come back with the same tire set-up for Richmond this season. These were two new tire codes in the Goodyear lineup for the 2002 season, so with this now being the sixth race Winston Cup teams have worked with this combination, they should have a good set of notes to work from."

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jimmie Johnson