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Why Goodyear goes racing?

While Goodyear goes racing for a number of reasons, two of the most obvious reasons are to advance tire technology and provide exposure for the company through marketing and advertising opportunities. Tire technology proven at the track is readily transferred to improving consumer tire performance. Marketing opportunities capitalize on continually increasing audience sizes, both at the track and watching the race on television, and link Goodyear tires to racing, high performance and technology.

Racing helps us develop new technology primarily in three areas of tire design: mold shapes, tire construction and tire materials. Much of that information applies directly to our high-performance Eagle street tires because the basic construction of a race tire is similar to a consumer auto tire. Subtle improvements we make in tire performance on the track transfer readily to high-performance auto tires.

Consumer tires aren’t the only products that benefit from our racing technology, however. Stock cars can exert 5,000 lbs. of weight on the right front tire through the 31-degree banks of Daytona International Speedway. These forces are similar to conditions that airplane and truck tires experience. This environment allows us to evaluate tire material durability and heat resistance and helps us learn about oils, carbon black and other components of commercial tires. All our tire lines and our customers benefit in one way or another from the technology we gain from racing.

Racing EaglesThe Goodyear name is highly visible to consumers at the racetrack. Goodyear Racing Eagles sport yellow letters and the Goodyear name is clearly visible on race cars, driver uniforms and at tracks worldwide. It’s almost impossible to watch a motorsports event and not see some form of Goodyear identification. As a recognized leader in racing, this invaluable exposure lends credibility and value to our Eagle line.

Today, motorsports is the fastest growing spectator sport in the United States. Goodyear will continue to be a leading race tire supplier to the industry and consumers will continue to benefit from the advanced technology that makes the leap from track to street.

Goodyear Racing

Goodyear RaceGoodyear racing tires are designed and compounded solely for racing purposes and are not tested or labeled to meet FMVSS109/ECE36 safety standards. It is therefore not only dangerous but also illegal to use race tires on public streets or highways.

Mounting Instructions

For complete mounting information, contact your nearest Goodyear Racing Tire Distributor or see him at the track. NEVER attempt to install and inflate a tire of one diameter on a rim or wheel of a different diameter. All Goodyear Racing Tires are designed to be used on wheels or rims that are manufactured to Tire and Rim Association (T&RA) specifications and tolerances. Use of Goodyear Racing Tires on damaged or improper rims can cause the assembly to explode with force sufficient to cause serious injury or death.


NEVER attempt to chemically treat or alter the tire carcass and/or tread compound of any Goodyear Racing Tire; such as tire « soaking » or use of tread « softener ». This practice could result in premature or catastrophic tire failure resulting in serious injury or death.

Pressure Recommandations

Use sufficient pressure so the tire does not roll under or distort during cornering, then adjust to your personal handling preference. Consult your Goodyear Racing Tire Distributor for specific recommendations for your local tracks.