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Goodyear Fast Facts — Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 31 – 1000Bulbs.com 500

Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) – Talladega, Ala.

Fast Facts for October 11-13, 2019

 

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

Set limits: Cup: 2 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 7 sets for the race (6 race sets plus 1 set transferred from qualifying or practice)

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4886;
Right-side — D-4952

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,236 mm (88.03 in.);
Right-side — 2,249 mm (88.54 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 29 psi; Left Rear – 29 psi;
Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi

Storyline – Cup teams must be aware of wear at Talladega: While NASCAR’s two restrictor plate tracks – Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway – are aligned in many ways, there is one notable difference that will come into play this weekend.  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup teams will see some tire wear at Talladega, with its track surface being a little more abrasive than its North Florida cousin.  Having said that, teams should still be able to employ some tire strategy at Talladega, potentially mixing in two-tire or no-tire stops.  The other strategy play you may see – because you can pit at Talladega and not lose a lap to the leaders — is some teams partnering up and short-pitting before the end of a segment and gaining track position back on those teams that decide to wait.

“While we will see some pit strategy at Talladega, it is a track that actually wears tires a bit, especially when compared to Daytona,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “Depending on where teams are running and who they are working with, they can take four tires, or two, or fuel only to gain some track position.”

Notes – New right-side tire for Cup cars at Talladega: Teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Talladega this weekend . . . for the Cup cars, they will run the same left-side tire code they ran at this track in April . . . this is a brand new right-side tire code for the Cup cars . . . compared to what was run in the spring, this right-side tire features a construction update to align it with what it is run at other tracks . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

 

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series – Race No. 20 – Sugarlands Shine 250

Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) – Talladega, Ala.

Fast Facts for October 11-12, 2019

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

Set limits: Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4596;
Right-side — D-4752

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,233 mm (87.91 in.);
Right-side — 2,249 mm (88.54 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 29 psi; Left Rear – 29 psi;
Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi

Notes – Truck teams return to Talladega on same tire set-up as 2018: Teams NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega this weekend . . . for the Trucks, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires they ran at this track last season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

— Goodyear Racing —