The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Sonoma this weekend for the final race of the 2017 season which is set to be a cracking season finale with several drivers mathematically in with a chance of winning the championship.
As the teams and drivers prepare for the final race, the Verizon IndyCar Series official tire supply Firestone are working just as hard ahead of the final race.
Over the course of the 2017 season, five drivers have won the Firestone pit-stop performance award and those drivers are: Scott Dixon – Chip Ganassi Racing, James Hinchcliffe – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Helio Castroneves – Team Penske, Will Power – Team Penske and Ryan Hunter Reay – Andretti Autosport.
Firestone, who recently extended their partnership with the Verizon IndyCar Series until 2020 has been the official tire supplier for the past 16 seasons.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan who drives the No.10 NTT DATA Honda has raced on Firestone tires for 20 years.
Firestone Racing developed 60+ tire specifications for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series® season.
Firestone Tires have delivered a driver to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500, 68 times which more than any other tire supplier in the history of the most iconic motorsport event in the world.
Firestone Tires have 101 locations in the Sonoma area providing the public with tires for their passenger vehicles.
Firestone provided approximately 5,000 tires for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
89,648 laps were run during the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
174,786 miles were completed during the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season which is the equivalent to seven trips around the Earth’s equator and 73% of the distance from Earth to the Moon.
Firestone have received approximately 190,000 visitors to the Firestone Fan Experience, the at track destination with interactive games and activities.
There have been approximately 534,000,000 tire rotations over the course of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.