One of the Izod IndyCar Seriesâ€™ best partners could be leaving the sport.
Firestone, which has been the seriesâ€™ sole tire supplier since 2002 and a key promoter of the drivers and their races, is in the final year of its IndyCar contract. It is in negotiations to determine an exit strategy.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard admitted today that he is â€œdefinitely concerned.â€
â€œNo doubt; definitely concerned,â€ he said.
Bernard said Firestone officials have told him â€œwhat weâ€™re willing to do â€˜ifâ€™ we come back.â€