NASCAR-WCUP: Goodyear Tire Notes for the NASCAR Winston Cup NAPA Autocare 500
23 September 1998
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE NASCAR WINSTON CUP NAPA AUTOCARE 500 MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY - .526 MILE OVAL FAST FACTS FOR SEPT. 27, 1998
NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: LEFT RIGHT Winston Cup 1,126 1,126
RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front -- 18 psi R. Front -- 25 psi L. Rear -- 18 psi R. Rear -- 25 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SHORT TRACK RADIAL LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 86.3 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.4 in.
NOTES AND QUOTES:
"Our Goodyear Eagle tire recommendation for this weekend is the same setup we raced at Martinsville in the spring," said Tony Freund, Goodyears lead engineer for stock cars. The left sides are used exclusively at Martinsville, while the right sides are used at both Martinsville and Watkins Glen.
"Martinsvilles flat, concrete corners create a consistent, easy wearing racing surface that negates tire wear or give-up factors which are generally considered in the race day strategy. As is the tradition at Martinsville, we anticipate another hard fought, short track battle where two-tire pit stops are the norm," added Freund.
Bobby Hamilton, #4 Kodak Film Chevrolet, McClure Racing
"In the spring race we won the pole on sticker tires, which is very uncommon at Martinsville, usually teams qualify on scuffs. These Goodyear Eagles would last half the race if the circumstances called for it. Last year when I had to pit on the back stretch, my left side tires lasted 290 laps. I have no worries about wear with this Eagle setup nor any setup for that matter - Goodyear has done a great job making tires that perform very well at every track."
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE:
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 160-180 LAPS.
(ESTIMATE BASED ON FUEL CONSUMPTION)