Race Distance: 300 miles/482.803 km (200 laps on the 1.5-mile/2.414-km superspeedway). Firestone Firehawk Race Tires Supplied: * Each entry receives eight sets (32 total tires) for the race weekend; total of 1,020 tires available. * Tire ...
Race Distance: 300 miles/482.803 km (200 laps on the 1.5-mile/2.414-km superspeedway).
Firestone Firehawk Race Tires Supplied:
* Each entry receives eight sets (32 total tires) for the race weekend; total of 1,020 tires available.
* Tire stagger: A single stagger of about 0.45 of an inch is available. Stagger is the diameter difference between the right rear and left rear tires, with the right rear larger by design to make a racecar naturally want to turn left.
* The Firestone tire specification for Homestead is making its third race appearance of 2010. Developed in tire testing at Chicagoland Speedway in June, this Firehawk tire combination has received universal praise from teams and drivers for its performance at the Chicagoland and Kentucky races within the past five weeks.
From Al Speyer, Executive Director, Firestone Racing: "Once again, the IZOD IndyCar Series championship comes down to the final race, and may well again be decided on the final lap. And once again Firestone Racing will help fans follow the excitement by supplying 'championship ring' Firehawk tires, with the special white sidewalls to more easily identify the two contenders. We are also showing our support of Sarah Fisher's 'On Track for a Cause' breast cancer awareness initiative with pink-sidewall tires for her pink race car. Whether the Firestone tires this weekend have white, pink or traditional black sidewalls, they all hail from the same tremendous tire specification that went a long way in making the racing so thrilling at the last two domestic ovals. Now that the teams are well versed with this Firehawk tire spec's strengths, we expect the competition to intensify that much more this weekend, whether it's battling for the championship or chasing the win in the final race of the season."
Firestone "Tire-ific" Move of the Race: Following each IZOD IndyCar Series race in 2010, Firestone Racing nominates three drivers who best utilized their Firestone tires to make a bold, dramatic move during the event. Fans can go to www.indycar.com in the days after the race and vote for the nominee they believe made the most "Tire-ific" move of the race, with the top vote-getter earning the honor. The $10,000 prize from the September 19 event at Twin Ring Motegi goes to Danica Patrick, for driving from 12th starting position to finish fifth. Patrick will receive her check in pre-race ceremonies Saturday at Homestead.