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Firestone extends IndyCar Series' tyre deal

Firestone extends IndyCar dealFirestone has extended its deal as the IndyCar Series' tyre supplier through to the end of 2018.

The series had investigated alternative options during ex-boss Randy Bernard's tenure, but has now committed to its partnership with Firestone.

The firm has been part of the series since it began as the Indy Racing League in 1996, and provided control tyres for both IndyCar and Champ Car through the 2000s.

Firestone racing chief Al Speyer said: "Our partnership with the Izod IndyCar Series is based on mutual respect and benefit to all parties.

"Our agreement to move forward together is a manifestation of the business value we both realise from this partnership as well as the legacy of safety and performance that we have built together over a century of experience."

Firestone's agreement with Indy Lights has also been extended, but so far only through 2013.

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