Las Vegas: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 3 -- UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 3 -- Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Las Vegas, Nev. Fast Facts for February 28-March 2, 2008 Tire:...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 3 -- UAW-Dodge 400
NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 3 -- Sam's Town 300

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Las Vegas, Nev.

Fast Facts for February 28-March 2, 2008

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires:
Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,350, Right-side -- 1,350
Nationwide Series: Left-side -- 575, Right-side -- 575

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4142; Right-side -- D-4144

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.7 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 34 psi; Left Rear -- 34 psi; Right Front -- 62 psi; Right Rear -- 58 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 58 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 50-55 laps, based on fuel mileage (Sprint Cup).

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be running the same tire codes at Las Vegas this weekend . . . this is the first time that teams have run a race on either of these two tire codes . . . teams in these two series did run these codes during open testing at Las Vegas in January . . . Goodyear's tire recommendation for this year's Las Vegas events offers an increase in traction over the tire combination for last year's repaved surface . . . the 2008 tire combination incorporates improvements found during Goodyear's tire test in December . . . the tread compound for the left side tire offers a significant increase in traction, and the revised left side construction has consistently demonstrated more predictable response . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY