NASCAR-WCUP: Goodyear Tire Notes for the NASCAR Winston Cup Dura Lube/K-Mart 500
21 October 1998
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE NASCAR WINSTON CUP DURA LUBE/K-MART 500 CRAFTSMAN TRUCK GM GOODWRENCH SERVICE PLUS/AC DELCO 300 PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY 1.0 MILE OVAL FAST FACTS FOR OCT. 25, 1998NOTES AND QUOTES:
NUMBER OF TIRES: LEFT RIGHT Winston Cup 1,000 1,000 Craftsman Truck 455 455
TIRE CODES: LEFT RIGHT Winston Cup D 5640 D 5586 Craftsman Truck D 5640 D 5586 RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front -- 20 psi R. Front -- 30 psi L. Rear -- 20 psi R. Rear -- 30 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SHORT TRACK RADIAL LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 86.3 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.4 in.
"We are bringing essentially the same Goodyear Eagle race recommendation that we used at Phoenix International Raceway in 1997. The slight modification, which was made for all short tracks, lies in the left side tires," said Tony Freund, Goodyears lead engineer, stock cars. The adjustment was first tested at Phoenix in 1996 and again in 1997, before official introduction in the 1998 Winston Cup season.
"The high-speed, fender-rubbing, paint-swapping action of Phoenix International Raceway poses a formidable challenge for the Eagle racing radials. The tires were specifically developed to endure the grinding and abuse of the heavy action on this exceptionally flat track," said Phil Holmer, Goodyears marketing manager, stock cars.
DID YOU KNOW?
In an effort to streamline tire production and distribution, Goodyear is using 24 tire codes for all NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman Truck Series events during the 1998 season.
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE:
APPROXIMATELY EVERY 90-100 LAPS.
(ESTIMATE BASED ON FUEL CONSUMPTION)