The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the World Racing Group have announced that Goodyear will not continue as the official tire supplier of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series beyond the 2012 season.
“Goodyear has been a tremendous supporter of sprint car racing both financially and in terms of product development,” said Ben Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer for the World of Outlaws. “After three great seasons, though, we have both decided that it is in our best interest to pursue other opportunities for the 2013 season and beyond.”
Goodyear employs about 73,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, it is among the largest tire makers in the world. For more information about Goodyear’s racing efforts, visit www.racegoodyear.com.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, which was founded in 1978 and is owned by the World Racing Group based in Concord, North Carolina, campaigns 82 races across 24 states and three Canadian provinces. For more information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.