Goodyear presents fans with ‘Throwback Keepsakes’ contest

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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

Goodyear is presenting an additional way NASCAR fans can enjoy the 2021 NASCAR Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway with ‘Throwback Keepsakes.’

As they have since the inception of Throwback Weekend in 2015, Goodyear is also throwing back. Goodyear will feature tire logos and styles from previous decades. In 2021, the tire company is throwing back to their ‘Blue Streak’ Tires. That reflects the style that the sidewalls Goodyear tires had in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Every NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series car, as well as the Camping World Truck Series entries on track at Darlington will utilize the throwback tires.

The ‘Blue Streak’ tire that Goodyear is using during the 2021 NASCAR Throwback weekend, Photo Courtesy of Goodyear.

This year, Goodyear has introduced a contest for NASCAR fans to participate in. Now through May 18, fans can enter to win prizes inspired by the throwback weekend. The tire company has dubbed the sweepstakes as the ‘Goodyear 400 Sweepstakes.’

Included in the various prizes are the same ‘Blue Streak’ Tire style that NASCAR drivers will run in the Goodyear 400, Steakhouse Elite 200, and the Liftkits4less.com 200.

Another prize are limited-edition Retro Victory Lane hats from the Goodyear 400. The hats are exclusive to the winner of NASCAR’s Throwback weekend and the sweepstakes.

The retro Goodyear 400 Victory Lane hat, Photo Courtesy of Goodyear.

The final prize is a select run of vintage race posters. The Goodyear posters were designed and written to reflect the style of racing posters from past decades, including the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s.

A 1950’s style poster for the Goodyear 400, Photo Courtesy of Goodyear.

To enter Goodyear’s sweepstakes, visit their Facebook, Instagram, and or Twitter pages. The official rules of the contest can be found here.

There will be three Grand Prize winners and three First-Place Prize winners. Grand Prize winners will receive a Goodyear ‘Blue Streak’ Tire, Goodyear 400 victory lane hat, and one of each of the three posters. First-Place Prize winners will receive a Goodyear 400 victory lane hat, and one of each of the three posters.

The Goodyear 400 on May 9 marks the first time that the tire company is sponsoring a NASCAR Cup Series race. The race starts at 3:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1.

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski starts on the pole in the No. 2 Freightliner Ford Mustang. Kevin Harvick starts on the outside pole in the No. 4 Mobil 1 Throwback Ford Mustang. 

Feature Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Goodyear

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Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the iRacing.com IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.

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