Saturday, March 5, 2011

IndyTube Weekend: Firestone

We all pretty much knew Firestone was likely finished in the IZOD IndyCar Series after 2011 or 2012, but I'm still sad to see them go. When your parent company is getting out of racing, there's not much you can do. Life will go on, we'll have new tire sponsors, but there's no denying Firestone has been a great partner with an amazing record of quality.

One more time for the road, here's a couple of my favorite Firestone commercials. Thanks for the years together, Firestone, and I hope we see you back our way someday soon. Have a great weekend!


  1. Sad to see Firestone exit. But I don't buy the doom & gloom many see. I mean the Firestone people who made the racing tires will most likely work for whoever the new maker is. Could it be Yokohama in 2012?

  2. Zachary HoughtonMarch 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    It’s definitely not the end of the world. It’s great having a series partner as active as Firestone, but the next manufacturer should have access to specs and expertise one way or the other.

    I’m still thinking Cooper or Michelin. But I guess we’ll see!