Goodyear Racing Loudon preview

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 27 -- Sylvania 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 19 -- Sylvania 200 New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval) -- Loudon, N.H. Fast Facts for September 16-18, 2005 Tire: Goodyear...

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 27 -- Sylvania 300

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 19 -- Sylvania 200

New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval) -- Loudon, N.H.
Fast Facts for September 16-18, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials (Nextel Cup)
Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6798; Right-side -- D-6832

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 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 -- 15 psi; Left Rear -- 15 psi; Right Front -- 28 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 85-95 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the second consecutive race that Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to New Hampshire . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck Series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Cup tires will be branded Goodyear "Eagle" while the Craftsman Truck tires will be branded Goodyear "Wrangler" . . . this is the second straight week these teams have run this tire set-up, having run it at Richmond . . . in addition to New Hampshire and Richmond, major NASCAR teams will use this combination at Phoenix, Gateway, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Memphis, Milwaukee and Pikes Peak this season . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less than in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This is the same tire set-up we ran at Loudon in July and at Richmond last weekend. Because of that, teams should have a good set of notes on these tires as they start the stretch drive for the championship. We've been happy with this set-up this year, so we expect good results this weekend."

-goodyear-

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