Firestone Racing have brought more than 1,500 race tires to Portland for this weekend’s penultimate race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.

The construction and compound of the tire is the same as that used at Mid Ohio this year.

Each driver will receive:

  • 7 sets of Primary tires
  • 4 sets of Alternate tires
  • 5 sets of Rain tires

Speaking ahead of the race, Chief Engineer with Bridgestone Americas Motorsports Cara Adams said:

“It was incredibly exciting to help the NTT IndyCar Series return to Portland International Raceway last year because Portland was the first race I ever attended as a member of the Firestone Race Tire Engineering team in 2007. Being able to come back to the place that helped launch my racing career, now as chief engineer, is just so special. For this year’s race, the Race Tire Engineering team has moved away from last year’s split alternate compound strategy, where different compounds were used on the left-side alternate tire and right-side alternate tire. Instead, we’re bringing the same tire design used at Mid-Ohio earlier this season. We expect this change to provide improved durability and balance in performance between the primary and alternate tires.”
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