Martinsville II: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 32 - Subway 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 22 - Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 22-24, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 32 - Subway 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 22 - Kroger 200
Martinsville Speedway (.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va.

Fast Facts for October 22-24, 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

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6834; Right - D-6836

Tire Circumference:
Left - 86.2 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 second time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Martinsville . . 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) was used on the two front tire positions at both Sears Point and Watkins Glen . . . in addition to Martinsville, truck series teams used this combination at Mansfield back in May . . . 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 race track at Martinsville has been re-concreted in the corners since the spring race. We attended the team testing held there a few weeks ago and the new surface is smooth with a lot of grip. We will be using the same tire set-up that was used in the spring, but the speeds will be up slightly due to the new concrete in the corners."

-goodyear-

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