Goodyear to trial RFID in 2006 NASCAR series

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear will start the 2006 racing season with a new tyre leasing program for NASCAR’s top three series and racing’s first deployment of Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) in the form of an embedded computer chip in the tyres to help manage the leased inventory.

The new tyre lease program will get its own test run this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Craftsman Truck Series race, according to Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of race tyre marketing.

“With RFID we will have the ability…

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