Goodyear contract extended five years with NASCAR

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reached a
five-year contraction extension with NASCAR to remain its exclusive
tire provider through 2012.

The extension was announced Saturday night at Goodyear's annual
dealer conference.

Goodyear has supplied tires to NASCAR since the 1950s, and has
been the sole provider since 1994 when Hoosier pulled out.

"Nothing says racing like NASCAR, and Goodyear has been
recognized as the longest-running sponsor of the sport," said Jon
Rich, president of Goodyear's North American Tire business. "We
plan to have our Eagle tires in the winner's circle for another 50