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Cara Adams promoted to lead all race tire design, manufacturing and management

Bridgestone Americas Announces Expanded Role for Race Tire Engineering & Production Cara Adams promoted to lead all race tire design, manufacturing and management  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 1, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Cara Adams has been named director, race tire engineering & production, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) and Firestone Racing. In this…

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Firestone Race Notes: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY 90 LAPS; 2.238-MILE ROAD COURSE WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Sunday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT on NBC #FirestoneGP TIRE TRACKER: FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY Firestone is supplying more than 2,300 race tires for on-track activities at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, including the open test, practice,…

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TIRE TRACKER: BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500

BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 250 LAPS; 1.25-MILE OVAL World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on NBCSN #Bommarito500 TIRE TRACKER: BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 Firestone is supplying nearly 1,100 race tires for on-track activities including practice, qualifying, and the race. Each entry receives an allocation…

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Firestone Race Notes: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

ABC SUPPLY 500 200 LAPS; 2.5-MILE TRIANGULAR OVAL Pocono Raceway – Philadelphia Metro Area Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT on NBCSN #ABCSupply500 TIRE TRACKER: ABC SUPPLY 500 Firestone is supplying nearly 1,200 race tires for on-track activities including practice, qualifying, and the race. Each entry receives an allocation of…

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THE HONDA INDY 200 AT MID OHIO

THE HONDA INDY 200 AT MID OHIO 90 LAPS; 2.258-MILE, 13-TURN ROAD COURSE Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT on NBC #Honda200 TIRE TRACKER: HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO Firestone is supplying more than 1,600 race tires for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Each entry…

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HONDA INDY TORONTO

HONDA INDY TORONTO 85 LAPS; 1.786-MILE STREET COURSE Streets of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on NBCSN #IndyTO TIRE TRACKER: HONDA INDY TORONTO Firestone is supplying more than 1,500 race tires for the Honda Indy Toronto race weekend. Each entry receives the following allocation of tires: Primary: 7 sets…

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INDYCAR CLASSIC AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS 

TIRE TRACKER: CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS Firestone is supplying more than 1,500 race tires for the INDYCAR CLASSIC Primary: 7 sets per entry* Alternate: 4 sets per entry Rain: 5 sets per entry *Does not include rookie set ENGINEER’S NOTE “Our Firestone Race Tire Engineering team tested at Circuit of The Americas last fall to select the…

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ABC Supply 500: Race Notes

RACE NOTES ABC SUPPLY 500  POCONO RACEWAY – LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA August 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT on NBCSN  #ABCSupply500 Firestone will bring more than 1,200 tires to Pocono Each entry will recieve 13 sets of tires ENGINEER’S NOTE “The unique challenge for this 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle” is to bring tires that can work…

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Honda Indy Toronto: Race Notes

RACE NOTES HONDA INDY TORONTO  STREETS OF TORONTO – TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA July 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network  #IndyTO ENGINEER’S NOTE “For the Honda Indy Toronto, Firestone engineers have selected the primary tire (black sidewall) and rain tire (grey sidewall) that are used at all street course circuits in 2017, said…

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Iowa Corn 300: Race Notes

IOWA CORN 300
IOWA SPEEDWAY – NEWTON, IA
July 9 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network
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ENGINEER’S NOTE
“This year’s Iowa race tire uses the same constructions on all four positions as 2016,” said Cara Adams, Chief Engineer for Bridgestone Americas Motorsports and Firestone Racing. “The compounds on the right side tires are also the same as what was run at Iowa last year with the left side featuring the 2017 Indianapolis specifications.”

Firestone will bring more than 800 tires to Iowa
Each entry will receive 10 sets of PRIMARY tires

PIT STOP PERFORMANCE
During the KOHLER Grand Prix (June 25), the No. 28 Andretti Autosport crew of Ryan Hunter-Reay captured the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award with a total pit lane time of 2 minutes, 6 seconds. Stay tuned for the winner from Iowa.

FAST FACT
The Firestone Flotation 23 DT tire is one of the largest tires made at the Firestone Des Moines plant. Three of these tires contain enough rubber to tread almost 800 race tires – enough to provide 21 Indy cars with 10 sets each for the Iowa Corn 300.

FIRESTONE PRESENCE IN IOWA
Off the racetrack, Firestone has a strong presence in the Des Moines area. Firestone was the first to develop tires for agricultural use in the late 1930s, and since 1945, world-class Firestone Ag tires have been manufactured in Des Moines. Today, the Des Moines manufacturing plant employs more than 1,300 people and produces approximately 2,600 tires each day.

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