The NASCAR racing season is over and has a couple of month yet before the roar of the engines can be heard once again; but there is still plenty of news to be heard and contracts to be signed.
In 2023, NASCAR will celebrate 75 years of racing and for nearly 70 of those years, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has supplied the tires for those races.
On December 1, NASCAR and Goodyear have announced a multi year contract for Goodyear to continue providing the tires for all three of the NASCAR racing series – Craftsman Truck, Xfinity, and Cup Series – to make it the longest running relationship in racing and continues to be the “Official tire of NASCAR”. Goodyear will also continue to be the sponsor for the annual Goodyear 400 – the Throwback Race at Darlington.
Chairman, chief executive officer and president at Goodyear Richard J Kramer spoke on the company saying, “from our manufacturing plants to offices around the world, racing is ingrained in our culture, and the importance of our relationship with NASCAR is reflected in the quality, performance and engineering we put into every Goodyear Eagle race tire. Our performance on the race track plays an active role in the success of the sport and inspires the development of our consumer tires, fueling our commitment to take performance and innovation to the next level.”
NASCAR president Steve Phelps added, “Goodyear has been a trusted partner to the NASCAR industry since 1954, playing a critical role in our shared pursuit to deliver the best racing in the world. For more than 25 years, Goodyear Eagle tires have been the only component that connects the stock car to the racetrack. Our continued partnership will allow us to push boundaries and innovate our racing product for generations to come.”
NASCAR runs 93 races across the three racing series each season. Goodyear hand builds over 100,000 Goodyear Eagles tires each season for those races in their Akron, Ohio plant.
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