Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 2 - Subway 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Rockingham 200 North Carolina Speedway (1.017-mile oval) - Rockingham, N.C. Fast Facts for February 20-22, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...
Goodyear Tire Notes
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 2 - Subway 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 2 - Rockingham 200
North Carolina Speedway (1.017-mile oval) - Rockingham, N.C.
Fast Facts for February 20-22, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required: Nextel Cup: Left - 1,600, Right - 1,600; Busch Series: Left - 600, Right - 600
Tire Codes: Left - D-6822; Right - D-6824
Tire Circumference: Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Front - 40 psi; Right Rear - 38 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 20 psi; Left Rear - 20 psi; Right Front - 36 psi; Right Rear - 33 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 85-95 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 Rockingham were in place for the last three seasons . . . this is the first of three times Nextel Cup teams will compete on these tires in 2004 . . . Darlington (both races) is the other NASCAR track where teams will run this same combination this season . . . both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series cars will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . as on all ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Rockingham . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi higher than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "At Rockingham, we are introducing a new tire construction on each side of the car, though the compounds are essentially the same as last year. This new set-up is more forgiving and provides a broader operating window to allow drivers to 'hustle' the car a little more through the corners."