Watkins Glen: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 22 - Sirius at The Glen Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course) - Watkins Glen, N.Y. Fast Facts for August 13-15, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials Number of...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 22 - Sirius at The Glen Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course) - Watkins Glen, N.Y. Fast Facts for August 13-15, 2004

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials

Number of Tires Required: Front - 1,000; Rear - 1,000

Tire Codes: Front - D-6836; Rear - D-6840

Tire Circumference: Front - 87.4 in.; Rear - 87.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 23 psi; Right Front - 23 psi
Left Rear - 20 psi; Right Rear - 20 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 22 psi; Right Front - 20 psi
Left Rear - 17 psi; Right Rear - 17 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 32-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of tires to Watkins Glen . . . Nextel Cup teams ran the same tire code in all four tire positions at The Glen in 2003, but will run different codes on the front and rear at the track in 2004 . . . Cup teams have already run this same combination at the series' other road course at Infineon Raceway in June . . . while this rear tire is unique to the series' two road courses, Cup teams ran this front-tire (D-6836) on the right side at Martinsville earlier this season . . . as at Infineon, Nextel Cup teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Watkins Glen.

Goodyear Quote - Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "To get ready for our 2004 lineup, we tested this tire set-up with Robbie Gordon and Bobby Labonte at Watkins Glen last July. Over the past couple years, we ran the same tire code in all four tire positions on the road courses. This year we decided to make a change and run different codes on the front and rear. The construction on these rear tires is softer than in the past, and that will help the cars gain rear bite. We also softened the compounds all around this season, which will help with overall grip as well."

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte