Goodyear signs 5-year extension with NASCAR

Saturday, February 3rd 2007, 8:14 pm
By: News On 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reached a five-year contract extension with NASCAR to remain its exclusive tire provider through 2012.

The extension was announced Saturday night at Goodyear's annual dealer conference.

Goodyear has supplied tires to NASCAR since the 1950s, and has been the sole provider since 1994 when Hoosier pulled out.

"Nothing says racing like NASCAR, and Goodyear has been recognized as the longest-running sponsor of the sport," said Jon Rich, president of Goodyear's North American Tire business. "We plan to have our Eagle tires in the winner's circle for another 50 years."