2022 Race 13: Gallagher Grand Prix

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Gallagher Grand Prix Race Track

TIRE TRACKER: Honda Indy Toronto

3 Firestone Tires used for Gallagher Grand Prix

Firestone is supplying more than 1,300 race tires for the Gallagher Grand Prix. Each entry receives the following allocation of Firestone Firehawk race tires:

  • Primary (black sidewall): 5 sets per entry*
  • Alternate (red sidewall): 4 sets per entry
  • Rain (gray sidewall): 5 sets per entry

*Does not include rookie set


“There’s always excitement going into a race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the second road course race at IMS of the season, and based on feedback from the GMR Grand Prix earlier this spring we are using the same tire configuration. The IMS road course race in May was rainy with low temperatures and limited driver visibility. The versatility of the Indianapolis Road Course tires, which are designed for temperature swings and various weather conditions, allows us to not make any changes to the tires for this upcoming race.”

Gallagher Grand Prix Indy Car

- Dan Bishop, Lead Program Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports


Firestone Racing considers various factors when designing tires for each NTT INDYCAR SERIES event, including weather. Track temperature can impact how race tires grip the surface and the speed cars can travel, which is why Firestone Firehawk race tires are made to accommodate temperature swings of 50 degrees or more at a specific circuit. That consideration allows the same race tire design from May’s GMR Grand Prix at IMS to be used in the hotter temperatures expected at the Gallagher Grand Prix.


Standings going into Gallagher Grand Prix


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