GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 6 -- Martinsville 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kroger 250 Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) -- Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for March 31-April 2, 2006 Tire:...
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 6 -- Martinsville 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kroger 250
Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) -- Martinsville, Va.
Fast Facts for March 31-April 2, 2006
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500
Craftsman Truck Series: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4042; Right-side -- D-4044
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 86.1 in. Right-side -- 87.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi; Right Front -- 25 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 10 psi; Left Rear -- 10 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 22 psi
Estimated Nextel Cup Pit Window: Every 145-155 laps, based on fuel
(Craftsman Truck Pit Window: 135-145 laps)
Notes: This is Goodyear's short track tire set-up for 2006 . . . this is the first time Goodyear has brought this combination to the track . . . Martinsville is the only track at which Nextel Cup teams are scheduled to run this exact combination of left- and right-side tires . . . Cup and Busch Series teams will run this right-side tire code (D-4044) in all four tire positions on the road courses this season . . . Craftsman Truck teams will also run this set-up at Mansfield in May . . . as on most ovals less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We tested this set-up with Brian Vickers, Ken Schrader and Ricky Rudd last Fall. It is slightly different from what we've brought to Martinsville in the past, in that we've toughened up the compound a little for better wear and changed the right-side construction slightly for better performance."