Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) -- Talladega, Ala. Fast Facts for April 28-30, 2006 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200 Busch Series: Left-side -- 575,...
Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) -- Talladega, Ala.
Fast Facts for April 28-30, 2006
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials
Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200
Busch Series: Left-side -- 575, Right-side -- 575
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4004; Right-side -- D-4006
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.9 in. Right-side -- 88.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 34-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to the track . . . both Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams will run the same tire set-up this weekend . . . while this combination is part of the superspeedway group for 2006, Talladega is the only track at which teams will run these codes . . . this set-up is slightly different than the one run at NASCAR's other restrictor plate track at Daytona . . . as on all ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . the inflation of the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This is a very similar set-up to what we've run at Talladega in the past. We will likely have to come back with something new for the Fall race here, because the track is scheduled to be resurfaced after this event."