Goodyear will use the same tire setups this weekend in the Cup and Xfinity Series at Talladega Superspeedway.
While the left-side tire is unchanged from what’s been in use at the track since October 2014, the right-side tire will have a minor construction update.
“The amount of tire wear at Talladega has increased a good bit since the track was repaved back in 2010, and we especially see that on the inboard of the right-front (tire) where teams run a significant amount of camber” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing in a press release. “That led us to bring a more wear-resistant right-side tread compound starting in 2014. Having said that, we still see a lot of tire strategy come into play at Talladega, with teams still having the ability to take two tires or even fuel only depending on the situation.”
As on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega. Air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Here’s the full tire info for the weekend.
Set limits: Cup: Two sets for practice, one set for qualifying and six sets for the race; Xfinity: four sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4596; Right-side — D-4752
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 2,233 mm (87.91 in.); Right-side — 2,247 mm (88.46 in.)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 27 psi; Left Rear – 27 psi; Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi