Goodyear Tire notes: NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 9 -- Virginia 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 4 - Advance Auto Parts 250 Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for April 11-13, ...
Goodyear Tire notes:
NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 9 -- Virginia 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 4 - Advance Auto Parts 250
Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va.
Fast Facts for April 11-13, 2003 <pre> Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials
Number of Tires Required: Left Right Winston Cup 1,250 1,270 Truck Series 350 350
Tire Numbers: Left Right D-5692 D-5704
Tire Circumference: Left Right 86.2 in. 87.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front-15 psi Right Front-25 psi Left Rear-15 psi Right Rear-25 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front-11 psi Right Front-22 psi Left Rear-11 psi Right Rear-21 psi </pre> Estimated Pit Window: Every 150-160 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear has brought to Martinsville since April 2001 . . . both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Truck Series will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . Martinsville is the only track where Winston Cup teams will use this specific tire combination, though this right-side tire (D-5704) will be used on all four tire positions at both Sears Point and Watkins Glen . . . truck series teams will use this combination later in the season at South Boston . . . 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: "This combination is the true short track setup in the 2003 Goodyear tire line. These are the softest left- and right-side tires that we'll run this year. The reason for that at Martinsville is because of the lower amount of downforce on the cars and the tight turns and lack of banking on the track cause the cars to need additional grip."