Martinsville: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 6 -- Advance Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kroger 250 Fast Facts for April 8-10, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials (Nextel Cup) Goodyear ...

Martinsville: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 6 -- Advance Auto Parts 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kroger 250

Fast Facts for April 8-10, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials (Nextel Cup)
Goodyear Wrangler Short Track Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,300, Right-side -- 1,300
Truck Series: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

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

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 86.1 in.; Right-side -- 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 -- 22 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 145-155 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: Both the Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck Series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Nextel Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Craftsman Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the second year that Goodyear has brought this tire combination to Martinsville . . . Martinsville is one of four tracks on the 2005 Nextel Cup schedule to which Goodyear will bring the same codes as last year . . . the others are Darlington, Infineon and Watkins Glen . . . this is the only Nextel Cup track at which these left- and right-side tires will be run together in 2005 . . . this right-side code (D-6836) will be run on the front tire positions at both Cup road courses this season . . . the truck series will run this same combination next month at Mansfield . . . as on most NASCAR 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: "Based on the fact that the track surface at Martinsville has not changed significantly, and that we've had great performance at the track in the past, we decided to bring back the same tire set-up that we ran in 2004. Obviously, most teams have a history on the racing surface at Martinsville, with it's combination of blacktop and concrete, so we anticipate a good weekend."

-goodyear-

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