Indianapolis: Goodyear Racing preview

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Race No. 21 Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Indianapolis, Ind. Fast Facts for August 6-8, 2004 Tire: @_Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires Required:     Left...

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Race No. 21
Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval)
Indianapolis, Ind.

Fast Facts for August 6-8, 2004

Tire: @_Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required:
    Left - 1,200; Right - 1,200

Tire Codes:
    Left - D-6826; Right - D-6828

Tire Circumference:
    Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi;
    Right Front - 36 psi; Right Rear - 36 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front - 19 psi; Left Rear - 19 psi;
    Right Front - 35 psi; Right Rear - 32 psi

Estimated Pit Window:
    Every 38-42 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this particular combination of left- and right-side tires to Indianapolis Motor Speedway . . . the previous combination had been run at the track since 2001 . . . Nextel Cup teams just ran this tire set-up last weekend at Pocono, as well as earlier this season at Las Vegas, Bristol and Pocono in June . . . later in the second half of the season, Cup teams will run these codes at Bristol once again . . . as on all NASCAR ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire . . . this weekend, all Eagle race tires will bear a special decal celebrating Goodyear's 50th year of involvement in NASCAR.

Goodyear Quote - Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "While this is the first time Nextel Cup teams have run this tire set-up at the Brickyard, they do have the advantage of having run these codes twice in the past seven weeks at Pocono, as well as earlier in the year at Vegas and Bristol. We've had good performance and gotten good feedback from teams on this set-up's performance, so we anticipate a great weekend of racing."

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