2021 RACE 14: GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND

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TIRE TRACKER: GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND

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Firestone is supplying more than 1,500 race tires for the Grand Prix of Portland. Each entry receives an allocation of Firestone Firehawk race tires to use throughout the weekend:

  • Primary (black): 6 sets per entry*
  • Alternate (red): 4 sets per entry
  • Rain (gray): 5 sets per entry

*Does not include rookie set

ENGINEER'S INSIGHT

"Portland International Raceway is a special place for me because it was the first race I ever attended as a member of the Firestone Race Tire Engineering team back in 2007 - it’s great to be back! For this year’s race, the Race Tire Engineering team is bringing a primary tire that will exhibit a slight decrease in grip, reduced wear and an increased rate of temperature gain relative to the 2019 Grand Prix of Portland primary tire. It features similar primary construction as 2019 Portland with the same compound used at this year’s Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix in Indianapolis. The alternate tire will display similar grip, decreased wear, and a decreased rate of temperature gain relative to the 2019 Grand Prix of Portland alternate tire. The alternate tire construction is similar to the 2019 Portland primary tire with the same alternate compound used at this year’s Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix in Indianapolis."

- Cara Adams, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

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FIRESTONE FAST FACT

In 2019 to tackle the 1.964-mile natural road course at Portland International Raceway the Firestone Firehawk race tires completed approximately 5,841,955 tire rotations during the Grand Prix of Portland race weekend across practices, warmup, qualifications, and the race.

FIRESTONE PIT STOP PERFORMANCE AWARD

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Contact: Rachel Potee
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