Goodyear Racing tire supply okay

GOODYEAR RACE TIRE SUPPLY UNAFFECTED BY STRIKE AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2006 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's supply of racing tires -- including tires for NASCAR's three main series -- is unaffected by the recently ...

GOODYEAR RACE TIRE SUPPLY UNAFFECTED BY STRIKE

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2006 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's supply of racing tires -- including tires for NASCAR's three main series -- is unaffected by the recently announced strike by the United Steelworkers.

"There is no issue whatsoever with our supply of tires to NASCAR, NHRA, and for the SCCA Runoffs," said Stu Grant, general manager of global race tires.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., the United Steelworkers declared a strike against Goodyear. It involves production at 12 U.S. plants, including the Akron Technical Center Manufacturing facility, where all of Goodyear's Eagle race tires are produced.

However, with current inventories and contingency production plans in place, race tire supply will not be impacted as the race season winds down.

-credit: goodyear

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