Firestone Extends Texas IndyCar Sponsorship


FORT WORTH, Texas – Firestone Racing Executive Director Al Speyer announced Monday at the Texas Motor Speedway Media Day that the tire manufacturer has signed a three-year extension as the race entitlement sponsor for the annual June IZOD IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

The title sponsorship of the Firestone 550 – “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race” – will now extend through 2015.

“Firestone Racing is thrilled to announce this extension with Texas Motor Speedway, which will make it a six-year run of continuous race title sponsorship from 2010 to 2015,” Speyer said. “It continues our long-standing partnership with Eddie Gossage and his great staff that goes all the way back to 1997.

“This year’s Firestone 550 comes as we gear up for the highly anticipated July release of the DreamWorks ‘Turbo’ animated film, where the Firestone brand will be prominently featured. We are very excited about the movie premiere, just as we are to see the Firestone 550 continue for another three years and for its live prime-time broadcast this June on ABC-TV. In my opinion, the IZOD IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway features some of the best racing on the planet and the Firestone brand is proud to be associated with it.”

The Firestone 550 will be held Saturday, June 8, and televised live during primetime on ABC-TV.