Goodyear Tire Notes: Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Sprint Showdown & Sprint All-Star Race
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Race No. 5 – N.C. Education
Lottery 200, Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Concord, N.C., May 14-16, 2015
Tire: Goodyear "Support Our Troops" Speedway Radials
Set limits: All-Star: 11 sets for the event;
Showdown: 7 sets for the event (teams that transfer to All-Star
race get an additional 4 sets);
Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event
Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck
Series, throughout the two race weeks at Charlotte, will use tires branded
with "Support Our Troops" as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program.
This is the first race weekend run on a 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. This inboard
(Endurance Zone) features the same compound that was run on the same
zone at Texas, while this 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 tire
test at the track with drivers Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex
Jr. and J.J. Yeley.
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.
For more information: www.racegoodyear.com