NASHVILLE, Tenn. and INDIANAPOLIS — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and IndyCar have announced that Firestone will continue to serve as the sole tire supplier to the IZOD IndyCar Series through the 2013 race season.
Late last week, the companies announced they would allow the Firestone sponsorship and supply contract to expire at the end of the 2011 season.
Firestone has supplied tires to the IZOD IndyCar Series since 1996. It currently serves as the title sponsor and tire supplier for Firestone Indy Lights, the developmental series for drivers and teams striving to reach the top level of open-wheel racing in North America.
IndyCar has now announced a new contract with Firestone, through which the brand will continue to serve as the sole tire supplier to the IZOD IndyCar Series through the 2013 race season. The new agreement does not include support for Firestone Indy Lights.