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Goodyear Fast Facts — Pocono


NASCAR Cup Series – Race No. 14 – 130 laps / 325 miles
NASCAR Cup Series – Race No. 15 – 140 laps / 350 miles
NASCAR Xfinity Series – Race No. 12 – 90 laps / 225 miles
NASCAR Ganders RV & Outdoors Truck Series – Race No. 6 – 60 laps / 150 miles
Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) – Long Pond, Pa.
Fast Facts for June 27-28, 2020

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits:
Cup-Saturday: 6 sets for the race;
Cup-Sunday: 6 sets for the race;
Xfinity: 5 sets for the race;
Truck: 4 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4870;
Right-side — D-4876

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.);
Right-side — 2,241 mm (88.23 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 18 psi; Left Rear — 18 psi;
Right Front — 41 psi; Right Rear — 37 psi

Storyline – Flat tracks stack challenges for NASCAR teams: NASCAR teams face many challenges when it comes to Pocono Raceway. While the three straightaways and corners at the track are all distinct when it comes to length and radius, they do share one thing in common – a relative lack of banking. Being a flat track, teams will use various tuning tools to maximize grip and performance, with one of those being adjusting left-side air pressures. Goodyear has integrated multiple construction updates over the past several seasons, allowing teams to be at the bottom end of left-side air pressure recommendations without harming the structural integrity of the tire. Having said that, observing those minimums are an important part of maximizing durability.

"Pocono has a unique track layout and always presents a challenge," said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. "Being two-and-a-half miles in length, fuel windows are relatively ‘short’ in terms of the number of laps, and Cup teams will have just six sets of tires for each of their races this weekend. Depending on how the cautions fall, we may see some varying pit strategies that could jumble the field. Also this weekend, with back-to-back races in the Cup Series, it will be interesting to see how teams use the information from Saturday’s race to make adjustments and improvements for Sunday. Since we have restarted the season, teams have had no practice, so Sunday will really be more like a ‘normal’ race where teams have had a chance to adjust on their cars from day to day."

Notes – Left-side construction update for all series at Pocono: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire set-up at Pocono this weekend . . . they will be running the same right-side tire code they ran at this track last season . . . this left-side tire is a new code, featuring a construction update vs. what was run in 2019 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

— Goodyear Racing —