IZOD IndyCar Series - Milwaukee IndyFest Preview

June 13, 2012

From Al Speyer, Executive Director, Firestone Racing: "It has been a fast and furious few weeks, with the IZOD IndyCar Series going non-stop from Indianapolis, to Detroit, to Texas and now Milwaukee.  We're looking forward to the first Milwaukee IndyFest with Andretti Sports Marketing at the helm.  This will be our first race visit to a short oval in the new cars, and Firestone Racing is ready for the challenge.  Our engineers have selected a new Firehawk tire specification based on the 2011 tire that should work well with this track and the new cars, particularly given the new stagger."

Firestone Racing History of Note: The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating motor speedway in the world (dating back to 1903), and Firestone's history at the track is extensive.  Names like Wilbur Shaw and Ralph de Palma raced and won at the track on Firestone tires.  At this track in 1997, Greg Moore became the youngest driver in Indy-car racing history at that time to win a race when he scored his first CART victory at the age of 22 - of course, on Firestone tires.  Cars equipped with Firestone (or our Bridgestone brand) tires have won every Indy-car race at Milwaukee since Moore's victory in 1997.