Goodyear News and Tire Testing
Goodyear – based in Akron, Ohio, has an exclusive deal as NASCAR’s supplier. The deal was last renewed beginning in 2023.
NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Tests (NASCAR Rule Book 13.2.1
A. The NASCAR Tire Manufacturer may schedule tests throughout the year for the purpose of developing, correlating, and/or confirming tire codes. NASCAR must approve all such tests.
B. Only three teams (one from each OEM) will be permitted to participate in a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test. Participating teams will be determined by the respective OEM and must be approved by NASCAR. Additional teams may be added at the discretion of the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer and/or NASCAR.
C. Teams selected to participate in a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test must be in the top 25 in Team Owner’s Points at the time of NASCAR approval.
D. Only full-time licensed NASCAR Cup Series drivers will be permitted to participate in a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test. If a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test is scheduled during the Playoffs, drivers that have qualified for the Playoffs will not be permitted to participate in that test.
E. The teams and drivers selected to participate in a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test will be required to participate in the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test for which they have been approved; substituting teams and/or drivers will not be permitted.
F. NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test tires will be provided by the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer.
G. Each team will be permitted to have one backup vehicle. The backup vehicle will not be permitted to be used for testing unless, as determined by NASCAR, the primary vehicle has been damaged beyond a timely repair.
H. Engine changes will be permitted; backup vehicles will not be permitted to be used in lieu of an engine change.
I. A NASCAR-mandated data system may be required to be installed in participating NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test vehicles.
J. Participating NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test teams will be permitted to share haulers and tools with the other participating teams, if desired.
K. Media may be permitted at NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Tests, pending approval from the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer and NASCAR.
L. Spectators may be permitted in the grandstands at NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Tests, pending approval by NASCAR and the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer.
M. Organizations with a current Team Owner’s license not participating in a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test may have one representative present at the racetrack during the test.
N. For test sessions that include both a NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test and either a NASCAR Test or an Organizational Test, the NASCAR Tire Manufacturer Test will always take priority.
O. Rosters and roster limits may be implemented as deemed necessary by NASCAR.