For you real diehard NASCAR fans, here's Goodyear's tire data for the entire week leading up to the on the 19th--just as it was sent to us. Enjoy--Ken Juran
Fast Facts for February 10-19, 2006
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Daytona 500 & Bud Shootout
NASCAR Busch Series -- Hershey's Kissables 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- GM Flex Fuel 250
Crown Royal International Race of Champions
Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
Tires: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials (Nextel Cup, Busch and IROC)
Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)
Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 2300, Right-side -- 2300;
Bud Shootout: Left-side -- 250, Right-side -- 250;
Busch Series: Left-side -- 650, Right-side -- 650;
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 375, Right-side -- 375;
IROC: Left-side -- 250, Right-side -- 250
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4000; Right-side -- D-4002
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.9 in.; Right-side -- 88.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 36-38 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Daytona . . . all three major NASCAR series -- Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck -- as well as IROC, will use the same tire codes throughout Speed Week . . . the only difference will be that the Craftsman Truck tires will be stamped with the "Goodyear Wrangler" brand, while the other three series will be stamped "Goodyear Eagle" . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Daytona . . . air pressure in the inner liner must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This is the same construction that was used at Daytona last year, with a slightly tougher right-side compound for improved tread wear. This same construction will also be utilized at Talladega with different compounds."