TIRE TRACKER: LONG BEACH
Firestone is supplying more than 1,500 race tires for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. That total breaks down to the following numbers per entry:
· Primary (black sidewall): 7 sets per entry*
· Alternate (red sidewall): 4 sets per entry
· Rain (gray sidewall): 5 sets per entry
*Does not include rookie set
"The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team will bring to Long Beach the same race-proven tire technology that was used earlier this season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Given the similarities between the two street courses and their mix of concrete and asphalt surfaces, Firestone Racing is supplying each entry with tires that can deliver a balance of durability, grip, and performance across a wide range of track surfaces and conditions.”
- Cara Adams, Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports
FIRESTONE FAST FACT
Firestone returns as the Official Tire of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach for the 23rd time. They will supply more than 1,500 Firestone Firehawk race tires for the 2019 race, nearly doubling the more than 850 tires that they brought to their first Long Beach race back in 1996 when Firestone only supplied tires to half the field. Jimmy Vasser won that race on Firestone tires.
DRIVE THE TIRE THAT DRIVES INDYCAR LEGENDS
The durable, dependable Firestone tire technology that champions have trusted for more than a century is available to all drivers. With nearly 500 company-owned stores and authorized retailers within 100 miles of Long Beach, Calif., race fans don't have to go far to purchase Firestone passenger tires for their personal vehicles.
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