Goodyear tire notes for Charlotte
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Race No. 12 – Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Race No. 11 – Hisense 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Concord, N.C., May 21-24, 2015
Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tires, branded with "Support Our Troops" as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program, at Charlotte this week.
Last weekend at Charlotte was the first time NASCAR teams raced on this Goodyear multi-zone tread tire, which incorporates
two distinct compounds on the same tire, one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches. The inboard (Endurance Zone) features the same compound that was run at Texas, while the outboard (Traction Zone) features the compound run at Charlotte last year.
This tire set-up was first tested at Charlotte in December, and was confirmed in a March 10 tire test at the track with drivers Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley.
As on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to
run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte. Air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Blimp: Goodyear’s “Spirit of Innovation” will be in the air over Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday and Sunday.
This airship is based out of Pompano Beach, Fla., and will provide images for Fox Sports’ broadcasts of the NASCAR Xfinity and Sprint Cup races.