keyboard_arrow_up

Goodyear Fast Facts - NASCAR / Texas

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 7 – Duck Commander 500

NASCAR Xfinity Series -- Race No. 6 – O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex.

Fast Facts for April 9-11, 2015

 

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

 

Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 12 sets for the race;

     Xfinity: 8 sets for the event

 

Tire Codes:                                         Left-side -- D-4392                            Right-side -- D-4618

 

Tire Circumference:                          Left-side -- 87.40 in.           Right-side -- 88.58 in.

                                                                            (2,220 mm)                           (2,250 mm)

 

Minimum Recommended Inflation:             Left Front -- 23 psi                             Right Front -- 53 psi

                                                             Left Rear -- 21 psi                              Right Rear -- 49 psi

 

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire set-up at Texas this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams ran twice at Texas last season . . . this left-side tire code (D-4392) has been run by NASCAR teams at Texas since 2011 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4618) was introduced at this track last April . . . this right-side tire employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outside 10 inches of the tread features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inside two inches of the tread is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are  required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.