NASCAR-WCUP: Goodyear Tire Notes for the NASCAR Winston Cup Winston 500
8 October 1998
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE NASCAR WINSTON CUP WINSTON 500 TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY 2.66 MILE TRI-OVAL FAST FACTS FOR OCT. 11, 1998
NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: Winston Cup Left -- 865 Right -- 865
RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front -- 35 psi R. Front -- 55 psi L. Rear -- 35 psi R. Rear -- 50 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SUPERSPEEDWAY RADIAL LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.9 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 88.6 in.
NOTES AND QUOTES:
"We are bringing the same Goodyear Eagle recommendation that we introduced at Talladega Superspeedway in the spring 1997 Winston Cup race," said Tony Freund, Goodyears lead engineer for stock cars. "The characteristics of this track generate close racing with many lead changes, as tires typically go more than one fuel stop due to minimal wear and virtually no give-up."
"Tire wear is phenomenal at Talladega - the best track for wear on the entire Winston Cup circuit. Often, the winner comes down to which team can gauge their fuel mileage most accurately at the end of the race, stopping only for the needed amount of gas and leaving the pits faster than those who take time for a full fuel stop," explained Phil Holmer, Goodyears marketing manager for stock cars.
DID YOU KNOW?
Every NASCAR Winston Cup Champion has been riding on Goodyear Eagles since 1968, the same year construction began on Talladega Superspeedway.
Mark Martin set the tracks race record in the fall 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup event on this Goodyear Eagle tire recommendation.
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE:
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 45-50 LAPS.
(ESTIMATE BASED ON FUEL CONSUMPTION)