Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History
Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers
July 26, 1986 -- Cale Yarborough races to victory on Goodyear tires in International Race of Champions competition at Talladega Superspeedway.
July 27, 1997 -- Randy LaJoie wins the International Race of Champions event at Michigan International Speedway and Mark Martin clinches the IROC championship.
July 27, 2003 -- James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger, driving on Goodyear tires for long-time Goodyear racing partner Dyson Racing, win the Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma American Le Mans Series race. It marks the first time in ALMS history that an LMP 675 class car wins overall victory.
July 28, 1984 -- Racing at Talladega Superspeedway, Darrell Waltrip wins the International Race of Champions event.
July 30, 1989 -- Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren, wins the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos and gives Goodyear its 250th Formula One victory.
July 31 1977 -- Niki Lauda's Ferrari is first in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and Goodyear wins its 100th Formula One victory.
July 31, 1998 -- Mark Martin wins his third consecutive International Race of Champions title with a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Aug. 1, 1998 -- Jeff Gordon, racing on Goodyear tires, wins his second Brickyard 400.