GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 22 -- Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 24 -- Zippo 200 Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course) -- Watkin's Glen, N.Y. Fast Facts for...
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 22 -- Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 24 -- Zippo 200
Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course) -- Watkin's Glen, N.Y.
Fast Facts for August 12-14, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,100, Right-side -- 1,100
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Tire Codes: Front -- D-6836; Rear -- D-6840
Tire Circumference: Front -- 87.4 in.; Rear -- 88.7 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 20 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi; Right Front -- 20 psi; Right Rear -- 17 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 30-33 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear brought to Watkins Glen in 2004 . . . both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . this specific combination was run earlier this season at Sears Point (Nextel Cup) and Mexico City (Busch Series) . . . road courses are the only tracks at which NASCAR teams run different tire codes on the front and rear, as opposed to on the left and right on ovals . . . this rear-tire code (D-6840) is unique to the road courses in 2005, while the front-tire code (D-6836) will be run on the right-side at Martinsville . . . as on all NASCAR road courses, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Watkins Glen.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "I guess the biggest thing about the tire set-up we run at Watkins Glen, as well as at Sonoma and Mexico City, is that we have different codes on the front and rear, not the left and right like on ovals. This front code is from our short track tire group and is relatively soft to help give cars better forward bite off the corners. We are running the same codes at The Glen as in 2004, primarily because NASCAR's aero rules changes don't affect cars on road courses quite as much as on the bigger ovals."