Goodyear has been working with NASCAR on plans to introduce a new 18” tyre in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2021. Goodyear’s director of racing, Greg Stucker said the move to a larger tyre size from the currently used 15” model is to help make the cars more closely resemble those they would drive off the showroom floor. The change would coincide with the introduction of the Generation-7 NASCAR vehicle.
Euro Car Parts has introduced more than 2,500 product codes from MOOG, strengthening its range of steering and suspension parts. The dynamic partnership launches in March 2019, with Euro Car Parts rolling further references out across its branch network throughout the year.
The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has renewed its support of NASCAR with a multi-year sponsorship agreement that ensures Goodyear is the exclusive tyre of NASCAR’s top three national series.
The newly signed agreement continues Goodyear’s designation as the “Official Tyre of NASCAR” and extends an uninterrupted relationship that started in 1954. Goodyear and NASCAR’s six decade-long relationship is one of the longest-running sponsor programs in any major sport.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced an agreement between its Moog brand and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The company will provide all competition cars with steering and suspension components. the new agreement complements its long-standing NASCAR partnership, which has stood since 1966.
NASCAR, the most American of all motorsport championships, has enjoyed input from Goodyear since the 1950s, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber has served as exclusive tyre supplier for NASCAR’s top three series since 1997. The tyre maker’s current contract with NASCAR runs until the end of 2017, and Motorsport.com reports it is now in negotiations with NASCAR regarding its involvement in seasons beyond this date.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, 26-time NASCAR winner, is to become the “featured expert” who chooses Goodyear tyres on and off the track in a series of broadcast, digital and print ads. Earnhardt describes his selection as a Goodyear Tire & Rubber brand ambassador as building on his existing connections with the tyre maker.
UK high-specification brakes and clutch manufacturer Alcon has experienced a successful 2015 motorsport season to go alongside its significant supply deals with Peugeot and Supacat among others. In late November, Kyle Busch claiming victory in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, and with it becoming the 2015 champion. Busch brought his Alcon-equipped, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota home 1.5 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, to crown yet another successful year for the Tamworth-based manufacturer.
Being decades behind the times isn’t typically a good thing for a tyre maker, but this weekend is different – it is Labor Day weekend in the USA, and Goodyear is supplying a special ‘throwback’ version of its race tyres for the weekend’s NASCAR races at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The tyres form part of a broader throwback initiative at Darlington that will honour the track’s storied past in NASCAR racing during the course of the weekend. Many NASCAR teams and sponsors are also participating by running vintage-style paint schemes.