Akron, Ohio, August 14, 2012 - - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the World Racing Group announced today that Goodyear will not continue as the official tire supplier of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series beyond the 2012 season.  

“For three years, Goodyear’s high quality tires have helped to to maintain the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as the most exciting and competitive series on dirt.  We wish the World of Outlaws continued success in the future, “said Justin Fantozzi, marketing manager for GoodyearRacing.

“Goodyear has been a tremendous supporter of sprint car racing both financially and in terms of product development,” said Ben Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer for the World of Outlaws.  “After three great seasons, though, we have both decided that it is in our best interest to pursue other opportunities for the 2013 season and beyond.”

Goodyear employs about 73,000 people at manufacturing plants and facilities in 22 nations. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is among the largest tiremakers in the world and is the world-wide leader in race tire innovation.  For more information about Goodyear’s racing efforts please visit www.racegoodyear.com.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was founded in 1978 and is owned by the World Racing Group based in Concord, N.C.  Campaigning 82 races across 24 states and 3 Canadian provinces, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is the premier sprint car racing series in North America.  For more information visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.