IndyCar announces multiyear contract extension with Firestone.
Bridgestone is continuing its longtime partnership with Firestone as the official tire supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“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.”
Firestone returned to Indy car racing in 1995 following a 20-year hiatus, and has been the sole supplier of Verizon IndyCar Series tires since 2000.
“For more than a century, the Firestone brand has utilized racing as the ideal stage to showcase the trusted dependability of our tires,” said Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports, Bridgestone Americas. “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.”