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NewsIndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season

23:25  11 february  2019
23:25  11 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

Firestone extends IndyCar deal through 2025

Firestone extends IndyCar deal through 2025 Firestone will continue as exclusive tire supplier to the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025, following a five-year partnership extension between IndyCar and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Bridgestone has also announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Akron, OH., that will serve as the future home of Firestone race tire manufacturing.

The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series will be the 24th season of the IndyCar Series and the 98th official championship season of American open wheel racing.

Here is the full season schedule for the 2019 IndyCar season . 2019 IndyCar Schedule. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL March 10, 2019 . 12:30 PM ET.

IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season © (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman) CAPTION: IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi, left, speaks with fellow driver Tony Kanaan between interviews during IndyCar auto racing media day, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction.

The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Firestone has extended its tire supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. The driver pool keeps building talent and the series is adding a long-awaited stop in Texas and bringing back an old one in California.

Veteran driver Tony Kanaan says the momentum building for the year is the best he has seen ''by a long shot.''

The 17-race IndyCar season opens on March 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida, before making its debut at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, a track that has hosted Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix since 2012.

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