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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Falken OE on Ram 1500

The Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a factory-fitted option for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. According to Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., the Wildpeak A/T will be supplied for mounting on the Ram 1500 in sizes LT275/65R18 (113/110S) and 275/55R20 (113T).

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Michelin settles design patent lawsuit with Tire Mart

ST. LOUIS — Michelin North America Inc. has reached a settlement with Tire Mart Inc., d.b.a. Braven Off-Road, in a design patent lawsuit brought last year by Michelin.

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Yokohama picked as Original Equipment tire for new BMW X3

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Yokohama announced today that is supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires to BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new X3 model. The new BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in North America and will be released gradually in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires in one of two sizes—225/60R18 104W or 245/50R19 105W, the latter of which features Yokohama Rubber’s run-flat technology.

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GM reports $3.9 billion loss for 2017

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General Motors Co. reported Tuesday a loss of $3.9 billion in 2017, due largely to charges related to the new tax law and the Opel-Vauxhall sale. But GM’s continuing operations made $300 million last year, still down 96 percent from 2016. The Detroit automaker’s earnings-per-share reached $6.62. GM said last month it expected earnings-per-share of $6.50.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

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Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year.

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Kumho appoints former Nexen Tire CEO as new EU president

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Kumho Tire has hired Changrin Suk as its new European president.

Suk has many years of experience gained through various senior positions within numerous Korean companies.

Most notably, he spent more than 20 years at Samsung Electronics and seven years as CEO of Nexen Tire North America, where he was responsible for both the US and Canadian markets.

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Tim Fulton, Jim Mayfield Join Giti Tire Executive Team

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Giti Tire has named Tim Fulton as chief operating officer of Giti Tire Manufacturing USA and Jim Mayfield as senior executive vice president of sales and marketing in North America. It also promoted eight-year Giti veteran Lou Monico to vice president sales and marketing for Canada, with concurrent responsibility for corporate accounts.

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Continental and Red Bull Global Rallycross Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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Continental Tire the Americas will begin a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) at the start of the 2018 season. Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire provider for the Supercars, GRC Lites and Polaris RZR categories, as well as electric vehicles, beginning in 2019.

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Michelin previews Acorus in Detroit

Michelin previewed the Maxion Flexible Wheel with its Acorus technology for the first time in North America at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (13 – 29 January).

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