Firestone Racing is celebrating a year since the introduction of the Alternate Guayule tire, which made its NTT INDYCAR SERIES race debut at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville in 2022. This year, FIrestone are bringing more than 1,500 race tires to this years 80 lap race.
Each NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry will receive the following allocation of Firestone Firehawk race tires:
- Primary (black): 6 sets per entry*
- Alternate (guayule green sidewall): 4 sets per entry
- Rain (gray): 5 sets per entry
- *Rookies receive an extra set
Speaking about the race tires for this weekend’s final street course event of the season, Cara Krstolic, Chief Engineer:
Teams and drivers will be provided with the same primary tires that were raced on street circuits in both 2022 and 2023. The guayule alternate race tires are the same used at all temporary street competitions held in St. Pete, Long Beach, Detroit, and Toronto this season.
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