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Goodyear Tire and Rubber is on board with the Sunoco National Tour

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:00 Patrick McNamara
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Lexington, Michigan (Tuesday, March 16, 2010): The 2010 racing season
is drawing ever so closer for the much anticipated Sunoco National
Tour. With the 2010 season opener less than two weeks away, more
exciting announcements continue to come out of the Lexington, Michigan
based series.

Goodyear Racing Tires, the long standing Official Racing Tires of
NASCAR and all of its' touring series will add the Sunoco National
Tour to its' list of touring series that the Akron, Ohio based company
provides tires for beginning with the 2010 racing season.

"I want to thank everyone at Goodyear for putting together a great
program for us. They are excited and committed to helping us make the
Sunoco National Tour a success." Stated Sunoco National Tour
President, Ron Varney. "They also understand that as with an new
venture it will take time to build the series and they are in it for
the long haul." He added.

Goodyear's commitment to short track racing will be one of the themes
of the upcoming 2010 racing season as Goodyear Racing Eagles will
spread around North America at short tracks through touring series as
well as weekly track programs.

Goodyear builds tires that fit nearly every short track application,
from the heavy stock cars of NASCAR's developmental touring series to
entry-level classes at weekly tracks, both on paved and dirt surfaces.
In addition, Goodyear Tires were the official tires of the original
USPRO Cup Series (Now Sunoco National Tour) during the inaugural 2003

"Goodyear is extremely pleased to be working with the new Sunoco
National Tour. One look at these race cars will tell you why. The
folks at the SNT have put together a package for their race teams that
is truly going to be exiting for race fans and race promoters all over
the country." Commented Scott Junod, Goodyear Short Track Racing
Account Manager. "This series is going to grow and we couldn't be
happier at Goodyear to be part of it." He ended.

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1898. Founder,
Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company's first plant with a $3,500
down payment, using money he borrowed from a brother-in-law Lucius C.
Miles. The man the company's name memorialized, Charles Goodyear, had
died penniless 30 years earlier despite his discovery of vulcanization
after a long and courageous search.

On August 29, 1898, Goodyear was incorporated with a capital stock of
$100,000. David E. Hill, who purchased $30,000 of stock, became the
first president. But it was the dynamic and visionary founder,
hard-driving Seiberling, who chose the name and determined the
distinctive trademark.

The winged-foot trademark, inspired by a newel-post statuette of
Mercury in the Seiberling home, has been altered over the years. Yet,
it remains an integral part of the Goodyear signature, a symbolic link
with the company's historic past.

With just 13 employees, Goodyear production began on November 21,
1898, with a product line of bicycle and carriage tires, horseshoe
pads and fitting the gamble Seiberling was making; poker chips.

Since the first bicycle tire in 1898, Goodyear pedaled its way toward
becoming the world's largest tire company, a title it earned in 1916
when it adopted the slogan "More people ride on Goodyear tires than on
any other kind," becoming the world's largest rubber company in 1926.

Today, Goodyear measures sales of nearly $20 billion, although it took
53 years before the company reached the first billion-dollar-year
milestone. And it all began in a converted strawboard factory on the
banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in East Akron, Ohio. Spanning the
years, through all of those yesterdays, a legion of firsts and facts
and figures appears that reflect the making of a company.

For more information about the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company,
located at 1144 East Markey Street in Akron, Ohio 44316; Please call
toll free at: 1 (800) 321-2136 or log onto their website at:

The Sunoco National Tour will open the 2010 racing season, the eighth
year overall for the Lexington, Michigan based series, on Friday and
Saturday, March 26-27th down at New Smyrna Speedway, the historic 1/2
(0.500) mile high-banked paved oval located Southwest of Daytona
Beach in Samsula, Florida for the running of the Florida 200. Support
Divisions are "To Be Announced."

The ASA Late Model Series will kick off their 2010 campaign, the fifth
anniversary of the Northern Series, on Friday and Saturday, April
16-17th with the running of the Glass Breaker 125 at the 1/2 (0.500)
mile high-banked paved oval of Toledo Speedway, located just South of
the Michigan / Ohio state line in Toledo, Ohio. The ARCA Gold Cup
Outlaw Super Late Model Series will also be in action with a 75-lap
feature of their own for a great afternoon of racing.

For more information about the Sunoco National Tour and the ASA Late
Model Series, please visit each website. For the Sunoco National Tour,
go to the newly revamped and still in progress site at: For the ASA Late Model Series, the website
is located at: and for more information
about Sunoco Race Fuels, visit them at:

The Sunoco National Tour and ASA Late Model Series are their own
entity and not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated in any way with ASA
Racing, American Speed Association or the ASA Member Track Program.
The Sunoco National Tour and the ASA Late Model Series are operated by
Ron Varney.

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