Indianapolis-based INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas Inc.have signed a five-year partnership extension.The deal will keep Firestone the official tire of the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 through 2025.
Firestone will enter its 20th consecutive season as the official tire supplier of the racing series, after more than eight decades in racing.
“Champions have relied on Firestone tires for more than a century, and racing has always been the ideal proving ground for new technologies that help us evolve and advance our company’s passenger tire offerings,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “As the NTT IndyCar Series continues gaining momentum, we are introducing new fans to the Firestone brand and strengthening our relationship with the drivers who use our durable, dependable Firestone tires.”
The company is also the title sponsor of two events on the 2019 schedule, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10 opens the season and the final race of the season, the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, on September 22.