Firestone will remains as the IndyCar Series’ official tyre supplier until 2018, the firm’s outgoing CEO has confirmed.
The tyremaker has been the series’ sole tyre supplier since the championship was born as the Indy Racing League in 1996 when it broke away from the CART championship.
As part of the newly-negotiated deal, Firestone will increase its commitment and investment in the championship, which will extend to increased technical support, trackside advertising and hospitality.
“We are excited about the opportunity to continue the ongoing success of this series by extending the Firestone brand’s history in the sport through the 2018 season,” said Firestone’s soon-to-retire CEO Al Speyer.
“We treasure the relationships we have fostered with the league, drivers, owners and various other partners involved with the sport through the years, and look forward to continuing our legacy of high performance for which Firestone tires are known.”