Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has named Lisa Boggs director of motorsports. She assumes the role previously held by Al Speyer, former executive director of motorsports, who recently retired after 38 years with the company.
Al Speyer, executive director of motorsports for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, intends to retire in 2013 after 38 years with the company.
Race winner Will Power, No.12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevy/Firestone said after the race, "Tim Cindric put me in such a good position. I can't believe we won from ninth - I thought that was impossible at this place."
It's not often that meetings among Indy car owners are chronicled. As luck would have it, however, there was a fly on the wall at the recent gathering to decide what to do in the wake of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC's decision to pull out of IndyCar racing.
There was a fly on the wall in the meeting room where 18 IndyCar team owners got together earlier this week to discuss a very important matter. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC had announced that after the 2011 season, it would no longer supply Firestone tires to the IZOD IndyCar Series.
One week ago, Firestone tires were out of IndyCar racing. Now they're back in.