Firestone Racing has brought a total of 1,600 race tires to this weekend’s 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season-ending Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The 2021 championship will be decided between Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda, Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP, and Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden.
The tires that are available this weekend are the same construction and compound as the ones used at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Cara Adams, Director of Race Tire Engineering and Production with Bridgestone Americas Motorsports said:
Ending the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season at Long Beach is a fitting way to cap off a great season. This circuit is one of the iconic venues we get to race at and it’s great to be back. Our Firestone Race Tire Engineering team is bringing the race-proven tire technology used earlier this season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. Given the similarities between the two street courses, with their mix of concrete and asphalt surfaces, both our primary and alternate tires are designed to deliver a balance between durability and grip while providing performance across a variety of track surfaces and conditions.