Latest news:

Now It's Official (Unfortunately)

By Andrew Cutler
March 6 2011

Two months ago, the word got out that Firestone was looking to leave their position as the sole tire supplier to the IndyCar Series at the end of this upcomming season. After INDYCAR made an intense, last-ditch effort to get them to stay, both sides announced this past Friday that Firestone's contract will be allowed to expire on Dec. 31.  

This puts the search to find a suitable replacement at the top of Randy Bernard's priority list for 2011. The INDYCAR CEO has already held discussions with Goodyear, Pirelli, Continental, Hoosier & Cooper, among others. "We have to put this on a fast track," he told reporters.

Firestone's exit will come after twenty-two years with the series, and at a crucial time in it's history; just as a new chassis is being put into competition.

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

Now It's Official (Unfortunately)
Discussion started by IndyCar Racing , 06/03/2011 13:29
IndyCar Racing
06/03/2011 13:29
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Bill Carlson
07/03/2011 21:40
Go Hoosier!

Your Name: 
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing