NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 8 - Advance Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 3 - Kroger 250 Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for April 16-18, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track...
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 8 - Advance Auto Parts 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 3 - Kroger 250
Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va.
Fast Facts for April 16-18, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,300, Right - 1,300
Truck Series: Left - 325, Right - 325
Left - D-6834
Right - D-6836
Left - 86.1 in.
Right - 87.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 15 psi; Left Rear - 15 psi
Right Front - 25 psi; Right Rear - 25 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 11 psi; Left Rear - 11 psi
Right Front - 22 psi; Right Rear - 21 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 150-160 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Martinsville . . . the previous combination had been run at the track since April 2001 . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Truck Series will compete on the same tire set-up this weekend . . . Martinsville is the only track where Nextel Cup teams will use this specific tire combination, though this right-side tire (D-6836) will be used on the two front tire positions at both Sears Point and Watkins Glen . . . truck series teams will use this combination at one other track this season - Mansfield, Ohio (May 15-16) . . . because Martinsville is an oval of less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners this weekend.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "The 2004 Martinsville tire set-up features softer compounds on both sides of the car for increased grip through the track's tight, low-banked turns. We are also introducing a new left-side construction to help the cars turn through the corners, though the right-side construction remains unchanged from last year."