Goodyear studying larger tires NASCAR Cup Series

Bristol, Tennessee – Goodyear Tire & Rubber, in partnership with NASCAR, is planning to change the design of the race tires it supplies to the NASCAR Cup Series to a larger rim diameter, perhaps 18 inches versus the current 15-inch formula, by 2021.

The change would coincide with the introduction of NASCAR’s “Generation-7” vehicle design, scheduled to debut in the 2021 season.

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NASCAR tweaks uncontrolled tire definition following industry feedback

Following recent scrutiny from some of the biggest names in the sport, NASCAR has adjusted its definition for what is an uncontrolled tire across all three national tours. In a rules update released to teams on Wednesday, crew members will no longer be required to be within an arm’s length when controlling tires. A tire will only be considered uncontrolled if the tires create a safety issue or interfere-impede with another competitor’s pit stop.

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Michelin, Goodyear put products to test in big early-season races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Long before NBC Sports clinched the deal to televise live coverage of the 57th Rolex 24 from Daytona International Speedway on Jan.

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Goodyear race tire plant earns manufacturing excellence award

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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

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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

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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

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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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