Goodyear race tire plant earns manufacturing excellence award


ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Goodyear’s race tire plant in Akron is one of four manufacturing enterprises to have earned a 2018 Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

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Goodyear Celebrates Dan Earnhardt Jr. in New Ad During Daytona 500


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. are celebrating their relationship through a new advertisement set to air during the Daytona 500.

The 30-second commercial, called “Make a Name,” features Goodyear’s history with the Earnhardt family set to the Jim Croce song “I Got a Name.” Goodyear will first air the ad on television during Fox’s broadcast of the race on Sunday, Feb. 18.

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Goodyear tire test at Texas

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will officially bring in the sport’s New Year during a two-day Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway this week.

Newly-crowned Monster Energy Series champion Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota) joins new Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney (Ford), Chase Elliott (Chevrolet) and Aric Almirola (Ford) on the 1.5-mile Fort Worth high banks Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Goodyear contract extension with NASCAR

NASCAR and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced a renewed sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tire of NASCAR’s top three national series.

The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tire of NASCAR” and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR’s six decades of partnership is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any sport. In addition, Goodyear has been the exclusive tire supplier for the sanctioning body’s top three series since 1997.

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Goodyear pleased with Charlotte Roval tire test


Goodyear pleased with Charlotte Roval tire test 3,907 views By: Lee Spencer , NASCAR Senior Writer 24/10/2017 05:43 Let’s get ready to Roval! In preparation for next October’s Bank of America 500, Goodyear tested several different tire compounds last Tuesday and Wednesday around the proposed 2.42-mile, 18-turn course. Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray and Daniel Hemric participated in the test.

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Goodyear expecting contract extension with NASCAR for 2018


tests for two NASCAR races scheduled for next season, including the playoff race at Charlotte, but it has yet to announce a contract extension for 2018. 

But Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of worldwide racing said a new contract with NASCAR is imminent.  

“We have not finalized the agreement yet; that’s true,” Grant said Sunday before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. “We’re getting very close to a contract extension. But we are testing for 2018, we’re getting ready to build tires for the Daytona 500. We’re operating like we’re going to be here in 2018.” 

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Goodyear to test location of chicane at Charlotte

Goodyear Tire officials said Sunday part of the first day of their two-day tire test next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course will be spent determining the final location of the backstretch chicane. When the final design of the 2.4-mile course was unveiled last week, it included a permanently-designed chicane off Turn 4 and a temporary chicane entering Turn 3 on the backstretch.

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Kramer: Goodyear on Front Edge of Connectivity Wave


The past couple of days, you’ve heard a lot about one of my favorite topics, the value of the Goodyear brand. You heard a lot about our terrific products, our services and tools that help you build your businesses. You heard Scott talk a lot about the marketing partnerships that we have, particularly around NASCAR and college football. In fact, some of you told me last night how you loved and felt so proud seeing those Goodyear commercials during the football season.

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber : The Akron Beacon Journal Bob Dyer column


Feb. 26–Forty of the best race-car drivers in the world will fire up their engines at 2 p.m. Sunday for the 59th annual Daytona 500.

Also known as The Great American Race, it is indisputably the premier event on the entire NASCAR schedule.

Normally, Daytona is a cause for celebration among race fans. But when this year’s contest begins, a bunch of area residents likely will be watching with tears trickling down their faces.

Their grief will be tied to special decals affixed to many of the cars in the field. The decals depict a Goodyear tire with the name Ryan Copeland, along with “1974-2016.”

You’ve probably never heard of Copeland, who grew up in Green and lived in Lake Township. But the folks inside NASCAR considered him a genius. He was a Goodyear tire engineer who, according to the crew chief for veteran driver Kasey Kahne, was simply “the best.”


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Bridgestone, Verizon IndyCar extend contract

INDIANAPOLIS—The organizers of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations L.L.C. have extended Bridgestone’s contract to supply the series with Firestone racing tires beyond the 2018 season.

The partners did not disclose the length of the extension, but did note that is a “multiyear” contract. Financial terms also were not made available.

In 2012, Bridgestone and IndyCar extended the contract through the 2018 season, continuing a partnership between the two entities that began in 1996.


“Firestone is part of the fabric of IndyCar and its commitment to evolving performance, innovation and safety in the Verizon IndyCar Series has been remarkable,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations.

“The Firestone brand has been part of our sport for more than 100 years and continues to be an integral partner in the growth of IndyCar on and off the racetrack.”

Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports, Bridgestone Americas, said, “This partnership is integral to our marketing initiatives as it allows us to engage with fans via the unique, multi-faceted platform that the Verizon IndyCar Series provides, and we look forward to building upon the brand’s time-tested racing legacy.”

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