Fast Facts for June 24-26, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Radials Number of Tires: Front -- 1,050, Rear -- 1,050 Tire Codes: Front -- D-6836; Rear -- D-6840 Tire Circumference: 87.4 in. Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 23 psi;...
Fast Facts for June 24-26, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Radials
Number of Tires: Front -- 1,050, Rear -- 1,050
Tire Codes: Front -- D-6836; Rear -- D-6840
Tire Circumference: 87.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 20 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi
Right Front -- 20 psi; Right Rear -- 17 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 36-38 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: Teams will run different tire codes on the front and rear on NASCAR road courses, as compared to running different codes on the left- and right-sides on ovals . . . this is the second year Goodyear has brought this specific combination of tires to Infineon . . . this is the first of two races in which Nextel Cup teams will run this tire set-up in 2005, the other being Watkins Glen International . . . this rear-tire code (D-6840) is unique to the road courses in 2005, while the front-tire code (D-6836) will be used on the right-side at Martinsville . . . teams do not run inner liners in their tires on NASCAR road courses.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "Since NASCAR's aero package will not have as much of an affect on cars at the road courses, we decided to come back with the same tire set-up we ran at Sonoma and Watkins Glen last year. The one unique feature of the road course set-up is that we run different fronts and rears, not lefts and rights, like on ovals. This front tire code is from our short track group and the rear code is fairly soft as well, designed for better forward bite off the corners."