Sep 9, 2021

Goodyear’s Road to Making NASCAR Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) is no stranger to very high speeds on the racetrack.

The tiremaker has had a long, storied 100-year history in the sport of racing. It all began for Goodyear back in 1901, when Ford founder Henry Ford put Goodyear rubber on his car sponsored by the Detroit Driving Club. Come 1922 and after years of wins, Goodyear dropped out of active race participation amid the economic uncertainties of the time.

Goodyear’s unofficial return to racing came in 1954 with the test of the Police Special Tire in Darlington, South Carolina. The company made its official return into racing in 1958.

In the 1960s, Goodyear scored major victories …

Source: Yahoo!Finance

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