Goodyear Tire Notes: Watkins Glen
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Race No. 22 – Cheez-it 355 at The Glen
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Race No. 20 – Zippo 200
Watkins Glen International (2.454-mile road course) – Watkins Glen, N.Y., August 7-9, 2015
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials
Set limits: Sprint Cup: 4 sets for practice/qualifying and 5 sets for
Xfinity: 6 sets for the event
Tire Code: D-4590 (same on all four tire positions)
Tire Circumference: 88.66 in. (2,252 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Sprint Cup: Left Front -- 23 psi;
Right Front— 21 psi; Left Rear– 18 psi; Right Rear— 18 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Xfinity: Left Front— 22 psi; Right
Front— 20 psi; Left Rear— 17 psi; Right Rear— 17 psi
Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run
the same Goodyear tire code (D-4590) on all four tire positions at
Watkins Glen. This is the same tire these teams have run at The
Glen since 2013.
Xfinity teams also ran this tire at Road America
last season and are scheduled to do so at all three of their road
course races this season. As on all NASCAR road courses, teams
will not run inner liners in their tires at Watkins Glen.
Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear will also bring its wet weather radials
(D-4215) to Watkins Glen for use by both Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series
teams, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant. Sprint Cup
teams did not have to use the wet weather tires earlier this season at
Sonoma, the first race with that possibility in the NASCAR rule book .
Xfinity teams ran these wet weather tires at Road America last June.
K&N Pro Series East: Goodyear will also supply the tires for the K&N
race at Watkins Glen this week. Teams will run the same tire code
(D-2265) on all four tire positions. This is also Goodyear's
right-side tire on short tracks, and is run at all road courses in the
K&N East and K&N West Series.
Teams will get three sets for the event, one for practice, one for
qualifying/start of race and one additional for the race.
Goodyear will also bring its D-3070 wet weather tires for the K&N Series,
and teams are allowed up to three sets of those.
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