Firestone will remain the sole tire supplier for IndyCar through the 2018 season.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and IndyCar announced the decision Friday. Former series CEO Randy Bernard had discussions with Continental Tire about signing on as a series title sponsor and tire supplier, but drivers were unanimously opposed to a move away from Firestone.
Firestone has supplied tires to IndyCar since the series began in 1996. Firestone is expected to increase its investments in the series, though details were not disclosed.
The expanded agreement begins in 2014 and includes tires and technical support, investments in advertising, promotions, race title sponsorships and other programs. Title sponsorship and tire status for the Indy Lights series will run through 2013.
Video: Motor sports coverage
Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel are top 3
Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel tell us how they feel about their performances in the qualifying rounds at the Monaco Grand Prix and how they will prepare for the race.
Latest from MotorSportsTalk
Kahne leads final practice for Coca-Cola 6008 hr 13 min ago
Kyle Busch holds off Kasey Kahne for NNS win in Charlotte10 hr 2 min ago
SENNA to air on NBCSN tonight at 8 p.m. ET12 hr 40 min ago
van der Garde elated after making Q213 hr 40 min ago
Boston Marathon runners to finish race Sunday before Indy 50014 hr 11 min ago
Monaco win “very unlikely” admits Alonso14 hr 40 min ago
Sparks fly and cars spin out wildly when NASCAR drivers get into accidents.