This weekend’s NASCAR festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway will see two completely different tire setups for the All-Star Race and in the Camping World Truck Series.
For the All-Star Race, Goodyear will bring a tire setup that combines speedway constructions robust enough to stand up to the loads generated by the track banking, with a right side tire that is the same as the more tractive “Option” tire run in last year’s All-Star Race.
This is the first time Cup teams have run this left side tire code at Charlotte, though it was used at Kansas Speedway last weekend. Compared to what was run at Charlotte last year, this left side code features a construction update to bring it into line with what is run at other speedways
“Both factors will lead to more grip for the cars, which will help with the close quarters racing expected with this rules package,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing, in a press release. “The All-Star Race is the perfect time to try an alternate package on the Cup cars and combining it with our new, standard Charlotte tire recommendation will give NASCAR and the industry a good data point to evaluate.”
Set limits: All-Star Race: Nine sets for the event; Monster Open: Five sets for the event (teams transferring to All-Star race can get an additional four sets).
Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4788; Right-side — D-4732
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.); Right-side — 2,253 mm (88.70 in.)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 19 psi; Left Rear — 19 psi; Right Front — 52 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
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Set limits: Six sets for the event.
Tire Codes: Left side — D-4786; Right side — D-4730
Tire Circumference: Left side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.); Right side — 2,245 mm (88.39 in.)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 21 psi; Left Rear — 19 psi; Right Front — 52 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
This is the same right side tire code the series ran at Charlotte last year, with a new left side tire code. This right side code is one of Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tires, with two different tread compounds on the same tire — the Endurance Zone that is more heat-resistant on the inboard two inches of the tread and the Traction Zone that offers more grip on the 10-inch outboard portion. This new left side features a construction update compared to what Truck teams ran at Charlotte last year.