NASCAR-WCUP: Goodyear Tire Notes for the NASCAR Events at Richmond International Raceway
11 September 1998
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE NASCAR WINSTON CUP EXIDE NASCAR SELECT BATTERIES 400 BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL AUTO LITE PLATINUM 250 CRAFTSMAN TRUCK VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS 200 RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - .750 MILE OVAL FAST FACTS FOR SEPT. 12, 1998
NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: LEFT RIGHT Winston Cup 1,004 1,012 Busch Grand National 600 600 Craftsman Truck 420 420
TOTAL NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: 4,056 RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front -- 20 psi R. Front -- 30 psi L. Rear -- 20 psi R. Rear -- 30 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SPEEDWAY RADIAL LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 86.3 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.4 in.
NOTES AND QUOTES:
"This Eagle recommendation performed extremely well on the newly sealed Richmond International Raceway in June," said Tony Freund, Goodyears lead engineer for stock cars. The tires responded well to the new sealer, which provided additional grip, a factor in Jeff Gordons record setting qualifying run. The added grip also generated an exciting side-by-side race with few cautions. "Tires were not an issue as teams ran two full fuel stops during the race. Teams typically utilize a four-tire pit strategy, given the characteristics of the track," added Freund.
Terry Labonte, #5 Kellogs Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports,
Winner of the Pontiac Excitement 400 at RIR in May 1998:
"Goodyear brought a great tire to the first race here this season. It worked very well with our setup - the outcome speaks for itself."
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE:
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 100-133 LAPS.
(ESTIMATE BASED ON FUEL CONSUMPTION)