IRL: Milwaukee: Firestone race report

Firestone Tire Performance Summary: Firestone engineers selected the same tire specification for The Milwaukee Mile that they brought here last year, and it proved to be just as durable. The Firestone Firehawks withstood tremendous amounts of ...

Firestone Tire Performance Summary: Firestone engineers selected the same tire specification for The Milwaukee Mile that they brought here last year, and it proved to be just as durable. The Firestone Firehawks withstood tremendous amounts of downforce and a variation in track surface between old and new asphalt, and they demonstrated about 80 to 90 percent wear after a stint.

From Tony Kanaan, Team 7-Eleven Andretti Green Racing Dallara/ Honda/Firestone: "The tires were really good. I tell you, I have to thank the Firestone engineers for such a great tire. Some concrete parts, some asphalt parts - this track is very abrasive, and the tires hold up very good. We had a lot of grip for sure! Passing 10 cars, coming from 11th to first, we definitely had the grip we needed from the Firestone Firehawks."

From Joe Barbieri, Manager, Firestone Racing: "This track demonstrates a big challenge for us every time we come here, but the tires held up well today with some cars able to go a stint and a half without needing fresh Firestones. Drivers were able to find two or three different grooves on the track and could rely on the grip from their tires to run pretty much where they wanted. Congratulations to Andretti Green Racing and Tony Kanaan on another win - this is shaping up to be a very exciting season with a new points leader after just about every event!"

Temperature ranges (F): Race temperatures ranged from 95 to 104 degrees track and from 70 to 73 degrees ambient.

Temperature ranges (C): Race temperatures ranged from 35 to 40 degrees track and from 21 to 22 degrees ambient.

-credit: firestone

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan