IndyCar: New Firestone Alternative Tire

A new alternative tire will be introduced this weekend.   Cara Krstolic, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production, at Bridgestone America Motorsports, explains the new tire.

“We are pleased to be introducing guayule natural rubber to the NTT INDYCAR Series this weekend on the streets of Nashville.  It goes back over ten years with an initial investment of $100 million into the project.  Guayule is a fast-growing shrub grown in the United States and Mexico that produces rubber in about every area of the plant.”

“Our Firestone Firehawk race tires made with guayule in the sidewall feature a green sidewall design that will replace our traditional alternative race tire (red sidewall) for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.”

“With these race tires made with guayule, our INDYCAR drivers can expect the same performance and durability as a traditional Firestone tire.”

AR1 will be watching the progress of the new tire.

Lucille Dust reporting live from Nashville