Goodyear Fast Facts — Homestead

NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 12 – 267 laps / 400.5 miles

NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 9 – 167 laps / 250.5 miles

NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 10 – 167 laps / 250.5 miles

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series — Race No. 5 – 134 laps / 201 miles

Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Homestead, Fla.

Fast Facts for June 13-14, 2020

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits:
Cup: 10 sets for the race;
Xfinity – June 13: 5 sets for the race;
Xfinity – June 14: 5 sets for the race;
Truck: 5 sets for the race

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4928;
Right-side — D-4930

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,225 mm (87.60 in.);
Right-side — 2,248 mm (88.50 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 18 psi; Left Rear – 18 psi;
Right Front — 45 psi; Right Rear — 42 psi

Storyline – Expect the three “Hs” at Homestead – heat, humidity and high-wear: Since its return in mid-May, NASCAR has run at several high tire wear race tracks, and Homestead-Miami Speedway ranks right near the top of that list.  Homestead has come to be known for being one of the most competitive race tracks on the circuit, with its progressive banking and multiple racing grooves, and its abrasive surface is part of that.  High tire wear puts an emphasis on tire management, with drivers who are easier on their tires early in a run suffering less tire fall-off and making up a lot of track position later in that run.  That scenario creates a lot of “comers” and “goers” over the course of a full fuel run, all leading to exciting and entertaining racing for the fans.

“Over the past several seasons we have had some great races at Homestead,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing.  “It has also turned into one of our most high wear tracks, and that is something that both fans and drivers seem to like.  For the drivers, it puts a lot of focus on being smooth and managing their tires.  Over a long run, lap times will fall off over two seconds from the beginning to the end of the run, so drivers who are able to save their tires early in a run will benefit from that later on.  One other nice thing about this tire set-up is that these teams just ran it at Darlington a few weeks ago, and at Homestead last fall, so they should have a good notebook from which to work.”

Notes – All three NASCAR series return to Homestead on familiar tire set-up: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire set-up at Homestead this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams ran at Homestead last November, and the same as what Cup and Xfinity teams ran at Darlington last month . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

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