NASCAR-WCUP: Goodyear Tire Notes for the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500
18 August 1998
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE NASCAR WINSTON CUP GOODY'S HEADACHE POWDER 500 BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL FOOD CITY 250 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY - .533 MILE OVAL FAST FACTS FOR AUG. 21 & 22, 1998
NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: LEFT RIGHT Winston Cup 1,041 1,087 Busch Grand National 450 450
RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front -- 30 psi R. Front -- 42 psi L. Rear -- 30 psi R. Rear -- 40 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SPEEDWAY RADIAL LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 86.2 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.4 in.
NOTES AND QUOTES:
"We are bringing the same Goodyear Eagle recommendation that performed extremely well at Bristol Motor Speedway in the March race," said Tony Freund, Goodyear's lead engineer for stock cars. The setup also was used at North Carolina Motor Speedway in February and will race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.
"The short length of this oval creates tight, action-packed racing with pit strategy instrumental in the outcome of the race. Cautions tend to occur close together, with extended green runs lasting as long as 100 laps, in between. The key factor is for teams to pit at the "right" time to secure a solid track position over the rest of the field," noted Freund.
DID YOU KNOW? ... Bristol Motor Speedway, the second-shortest oval in the
Winston Cup Series, boasts a Series high 36 degrees of banking on the
corners. Both factors create some of the highest cornering loads of the
season on the Goodyear Racing Eagles.
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE:
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 150-170 LAPS. (ESTIMATE BASED ON FUEL CAPACITY)