AKRON — Long before the green flag ushers in the 75th season of NASCAR, Goodyear sorted out the logistics behind building and supplying more than 100,000 race tires for 94 NASCAR events this year.
In addition to building, pre-mounting and delivering the tires, Goodyear staffs each event with a dedicated support team.
Goodyear will supply tires for 38 Cup Series events, 33 Xfinity Series events and 23 Craftsman Truck Series events.
The Akron-based tire maker turns 125 years old this year and is entering its 69th year with NASCAR, where it has been the sole tire supplier since 1997.
"It's a responsibility that we take very seriously, and we demonstrate that from everyone within the racing organization that touches it and feels it every day — to the guys on the factory floor all the way to our chairman," Greg Stucker, director of race tire sales and marketing at Goodyear, said.