Firestone is a tire company founded in 1900 by Harvey Firestone. Firestone provides pneumatic tires for trucks, off-road vehicles, and other forms of common wheeled transportation. At that time, Firestone had seen the great potential of automobile marketing tires and became a pioneer in tire mass production. It is also the earliest tire supplier for Ford Motor Company, and is active in both repair and tire replacement markets.
The performance of the tires has been verified by the World Championship: Firestone tires have won awards and made great contributions in various races since 1909. In addition to the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, the Firestone team also won the first NAScar race in 1949. Firestone tires have been used and won in almost every form of motorsport for centuries, including major open-wheel racing: Formula one, IRL, and CART. Firestone's Firehawks are the exclusive tires of the Indy Racing League. In 2006, the brand won its 57th victory in the Traditional Brickyard race, winning the Indy 500 more times than any other tire brand.