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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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…
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…
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…
IOWA CORN 300
IOWA SPEEDWAY – NEWTON, IA
July 9 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network
“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.
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.
KOHLER GRAND PRIX
ROAD AMERICA – ELKHART LAKE, WI
June 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Network
“We are using race-proven constructions and compounds for this beautiful 4-mile dedicated road course which is a favorite of both drivers and fans alike,” said Cara Adams, Chief Engineer for Bridgestone Americas Motorsports and Firestone Racing. “Road America has unique challenges with 14 turns, quite a bit of elevation change and top speeds in the 180’s (mph). To meet the demands of this circuit, we are bringing the 2016 Watkins Glen primary tire (black sidewall) along with the same alternate tire (red sidewall) used at Road America last year.”
Firestone will bring more than 1,400 tires to Road America
Each entry will receive:
8 sets of PRIMARY tires (Does not include rookie set)
4 sets of ALTERNATE tires
3 sets of RAIN tires
Road America has a per lap elevation gain of about 211 feet. In a 55-lap race, a car will have climbed nearly 11,600 feet which is higher than the Yellowstone Caldera (10,308 feet) and more than 9,800 tires stacked on top of each other.
RACE NOTES DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY PHOENIX GRAND PRIX PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY – PHOENIX, AZ April 29 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (LIVE on NBCSN) #DesertDiamondPGP Firestone will bring more than 1,000 tires to Phoenix Each entry will receive 9 sets of tires All designed for the ovals at Phoenix International Raceway and Gateway Motorsports…
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK – BIRMINGHAM, AL April 23 at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT (LIVE on NBCSN) #HIGPA Firestone will bring more than 1,400 tires to Barber Each entry will receive: 7* sets of PRIMARY tires The primary tires are the same race-proven compound and similar construction to the…