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High and Ultra-High Performance Tire Market Share for 2015

Tracking high and ultra-high performance shipments is not as easy as it once was. Fifteen years ago, the definitions were clear: High performance referred to H-rated tires 70-series and under. UHP tires were anything V- and Z-rated. And UHP tires were a niche market, a sub-segment of the high performance category.

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National Class Reintroduced in USF2000

Drivers seeking to make their way onto the Mazda Road to Indy now have an alternate, lower-cost route onto the first rung, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, with today’s confirmation that the National Class will be returning in 2016.

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Bridgestone Executive Receives Nashville Business Award

Bridgestone executive Amber Holm has been honored in the Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 Awards program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 for their excellence in business and contributions to their communities in Middle Tennessee.

Only 37 drivers finished of the 103 cars entered in the Every Man Challenge this year.
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Falken Tires Earns Podium In Every Man Challenge

Falken Tires earned a second place podium in the Modified Class for 17-year-old Jordan Pellegrino, who finished 4th overall in the annual Every Man Challenge, part of the King of the Hammers week-long of off-road events.

"We delivered 18% growth in full-year segment operating income," says Kramer.
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Goodyear Says Results Are Outstanding Despite 4Q Loss

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of nearly $307 million on net sales of $16.4 billion for fiscal 2015 ended Dec. 30, 2015. That compares to income of $2.4 billion on sales of $18.1 billion for fiscal 2014.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said, "We believe this could be the center of Continental's universe in North America."
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Continental Expects to Break Ground for New Plant in a Few Months

Continental Tire the Americas LLC expects to break ground for a $1.4 billion commercial vehicle tire plant in Mississippi in a few months. The new plant will be located at a greenfield site in Hinds County off of Interstate 20, two miles from Clinton and 20 miles from Jackson.

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RBR Enterprises, Kligerman Team Up For Daytona

Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises announced Wednesday that Parker Kligerman will be behind the wheel of the No. 92 Valvoline/Advance Auto Parts/BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire Network Ford F-150 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) makes its first stop of 2016 at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250.

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