Cup teams will have new tire combination for Las Vegas

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Goodyear will bring a new left-side tire to Las Vegas for Cup and Xfinity teams. It features a construction update that Goodyear will be rolling out at many tracks this season.

Goodyear will also have a new right-side tire for Las Vegas for Cup and Xfinity teams. It is a single-tread compound instead of the multi-zone tread used at the track last year.

This tire combination was confirmed by Cup teams at an organizational test Jan. 31 – Feb. 1.

“Since the track surface at Las Vegas has proven over the years to be one that generates minimal tire wear, we have made a change to our tire recommendation for this weekend’s races,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing, in a statement.

“What we did was – in addition to introducing a construction update to this left-side tire – is go to a right-side tire that we have already run on some of the smoother track surfaces on the circuit, like Michigan and Texas.

“Excessive heat is really the enemy of a race tire and tire performance. On surfaces that don’t naturally promote wear, it is important to design a tire that can handle and dissipate that heat, and this right-side utilizes a tread compound formulation which does that.”

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 3 – Pennzoil 400

NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 3 – Boyd Gaming 300

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Las Vegas, Nev.

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: Cup: 3 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying and 8 sets for race;

Xfinity: 7 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4842; Right-side — D-4796

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 2,227 mm (87.68 in.); Right-side — 2,253 mm (88.70 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi;

Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

 

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series — Race No. 3 – Strat 200

Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Las Vegas, Nev.

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: 6 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4832; Right-side — D-4776

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 2,224 mm (87.56 in.); Right-side — 2,252 mm (88.66 in.)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 24 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi;

Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

 

The Truck Series will run a new left-side tire code. Compared to what was run at Las Vegas last  year, this left-side tire features a construction update. Truck teams ran the right-side tire at Las Vegas in September. It is a multi-zone tread.