Sears Point: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear tire notes: NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 15 - Dodge/SaveMart 350 Sears Point Raceway (1.95-mile road course) - Sonoma, Calif. Fast Facts for June 20-22, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials Number of Tires Required: ...

Sears Point: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear tire notes:

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 15 - Dodge/SaveMart 350 Sears Point Raceway (1.95-mile road course) - Sonoma, Calif. Fast Facts for June 20-22, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials
Number of Tires Required: 1,800

Tire Codes:
Left - D-5704; Right - D-5704

Tire Circumference:
Left - 87.4 in.; Right - 87.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 23 psi; Right Front - 23 psi
Left Rear - 20 psi; Right Rear - 20 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 22 psi; Right Front - 20 psi;
Left Rear - 17 psi; Right Rear - 17 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 36-40 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: Because cars turn both right and left on road courses, teams run the same tire (D-5704) on both sides of the car . . . Goodyear has brought this particular tire (D-5704) to both NASCAR Winston Cup Series road courses beginning in 2000 . . . that makes this the seventh consecutive road course race Winston Cup teams will have used this tire set-up, including the fourth straight at Sears Point . . . this tire is also used as the right-side tire at Martinsville (Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series) and South Boston (Craftsman Truck Series only) . . . teams do not run inner liners at Sears Point . . . just in case of rainy conditions, Goodyear will have 1,200 of its wet weather tires (D-5648) on hand this weekend at Sears Point.

Goodyear Quote - Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development:
"Tires won't really be a major consideration in a team's pit strategy at Sears Point. Teams will likely pick a course of action based on fuel mileage and then just stick to it. The tire Goodyear brings to NASCAR road courses is one of the more time-tested codes in this year's tire line, dating back to the 2000 season. This is also the same tire we run on the right-side at Martinsville and is the softest right-side tire in the lineup, giving drivers plenty of grip, which is important on Sears Point's many turns."

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