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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR confirmed Saturday that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. will stay as the only real provider of racing tires for its three nationwide sequence.

The announcement of a renewal of the long-standing settlement between NASCAR and Goodyear got here a lot later within the yr than regular after prolonged negotiations between the 2 and curiosity from different tire corporations.

Goodyear has been the unique tire provider for NASCAR since 1997 after a quick interval of competitors between Goodyear and Hoosier resulted in a lot sooner speeds and considerably extra harmful situations at some tracks.

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PHOTOS: Dale Jr.’s retirement tour

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR retirement tour

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April 25, 2017: Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he would

April 25, 2017: Dale Earnhardt Jr. introduced he would retire from full-time racing in NASCAR’s Cup Series after 18 seasons. 
Chuck Burton, AP

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, autographs a replica car

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, autographs a reproduction automobile at Homestead-Miami Speedway throughout the remaining weekend of his NASCAR Cup Series profession. 
John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets emotional during his final

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will get emotional throughout his remaining press convention on Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 
John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr., front left, and members of his

Dale Earnhardt Jr., entrance left, and members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports group pose for a photograph after qualifying for the ultimate NASCAR Cup Series race of his profession on Nov. 17. 
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Nov. 11: Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs during

Nov. 11: Dale Earnhardt Jr. indicators autographs throughout observe for he Can-Am 500 at Phoenix Raceway. 
Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 12: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th in the Can-Am

Nov. 12: Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed 10th within the Can-Am 500, his remaining Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. 
Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 3: Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives gifts during race

Nov. three: Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives presents throughout race week earlier than the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. 
Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 3: Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage

Nov. three: Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage (left) speaks with Dale Earnhardt Jr. as Earnhardt receives presents throughout race week earlier than the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. 
Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports

On lap 88 of the First Data 500, the crowd at Martinsville

On lap 88 of the First Data 500, the gang at Martinsville Speedway acknowledge Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final race on the observe on Oct. 29. 
Lee Luther Jr., USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 21: A Kansas City Royals jersey with his father's

Oct. 21: A Kansas City Royals jersey along with his father’s quantity on it appears the right present for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Royals supervisor Ned Yost and Dale Earnhardt Sr. had been good mates. 
Chris Trotman, Getty Images

Oct. 15: Fans are penned in as they take photos of

Oct. 15: Fans are penned in as they take images of Dale Earnhardt Jr. earlier than his remaining NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. 
Jonathan Ferrey, Getty Images

Oct. 13: Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a spin in the car

Oct. 13: Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a spin within the automobile his late father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., drove in his rookie season in 1979 and championship season in 1980. 
Brian Lawdermilk, Getty Images

Oct. 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr. hangs out with team owner

Oct. eight: Dale Earnhardt Jr. hangs out with group proprietor Rick Hendrick on pit highway earlier than his remaining dwelling race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 
Jim Dedmon, USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 1: Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares for his final Cup

Oct. 1: Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares for his remaining Cup race at Dover International Speedway. He completed seventh, in one in all his most constant races of the season. 
Matthew O’Haren, USA TODAY Sports

Sept. 29: Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off a gift presented

Sept. 29: Dale Earnhardt Jr. exhibits off a present introduced by Dover International Speedway president Michael Tatoian. The reproduction trophy particulars Earnhardt’s 2001 victory on the observe within the first NASCAR race post-9/11. 
Jerry Markland, Getty Images

Sept. 24: Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, shares a laugh

Sept. 24: Dale Earnhardt Jr., proper, shares fun with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, heart, and teammate Chase Elliott, left, earlier than the beginning of the playoff race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
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Sept. 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr., center,  poses with Colonial

Sept. 22: Dale Earnhardt Jr., heart, poses with Colonial American reenactors throughout a presentation at New Hampshire Motor Speedwway. 
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Sept. 17: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (right) stands on the

Sept. 17: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (proper) stands on the grid with members of his crew throughout the pre-race ceremonies for the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. He completed 17th. 
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Sept. 9: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 13th in NASCAR's

Sept. 9: Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed 13th in NASCAR’s regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway, lacking the Cup Series playoffs in his remaining season. 
Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports

Sept. 3: Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs for fans

Sept. three: Dale Earnhardt Jr. indicators autographs for followers earlier than the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. 
Adam Hagy, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 19: Fans display appreciation for driver Dale

Aug. 19: Fans show appreciation for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. earlier than the night time race at Bristol Motor Speedway. 
Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 13: The start/finish line at Michigan International

Aug. 13: The begin/end line at Michigan International Speedway carried this message for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who completed 14th. 
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Aug. 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs for fans

Aug. eight: Dale Earnhardt Jr. indicators autographs for followers after observe throughout coaching camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. 
Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 8: Quarterback Kirk Cousins talks with fan and

Aug. eight: Quarterback Kirk Cousins talks with fan and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. after observe throughout coaching camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. 
Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches a pbad from Kirk

Aug. eight: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches a move from Kirk Cousins (not pictured) as cornerback Josh Norman defends after observe throughout coaching camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. 
Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 8: Cornerback Josh Norman hangs with fan and NASCAR

Aug. eight: Cornerback Josh Norman hangs with fan and NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. after observe throughout coaching camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. 
Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports

Aug. 8: Washington Redskins tackle Morgan Moses prepares

Aug. eight: Washington Redskins sort out Morgan Moses prepares to take laps round Richmond Raceway with Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
Patrick McDermott, USA TODAY Sports

July 22: The gifts continue. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

July 22: The presents proceed. Indianapolis Motor Speedway gave Dale Earnhardt Jr. the No. eight from the previous scoring pylon. 
Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports

July 20: Alex Bowman (right) watches as Dale Earnhardt

July 20: Alex Bowman (proper) watches as Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweets earlier than driver introductions at Daytona International Speedway on this July 5, 2014, picture. Bowman was named Earnhardt’s substitute within the No. 88 Chevrolet. 
Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP

July 16: Fans leave messages on the pit wall of the

July 16: Fans go away messages on the pit wall of the No. 88 Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 
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June 30: Daytona International Speedway, where Dale

June 30: Daytona International Speedway, the place Dale Earnhardt Jr. burnished his legacy, introduced him with this portray, which options three of his successful vehicles. 
Matt Sullivan, Getty Images

June 23: Sonoma Raceway presented NASCAR's most popular

June 23: Sonoma Raceway introduced NASCAR’s hottest driver with a commemorative bottle of wine. The raceway additionally donated three service canine, named Dale, Amy and Junior. 
Sarah Crabill, Getty Images

May 28: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes a final spin during

May 28: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes a remaining spin throughout the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race. 
Jerry Markland, Getty Images

April 30: Dale Earnhardt Jr. tightens his helmet as

April 30: Dale Earnhardt Jr. tightens his helmet as he prepares for the Toyota Owners 400, the place he began 12th and completed 30th in his first race since baderting his retirement from full-time competitors. 
Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports

April 30: A crew member for the Hendrick Motorsports

April 30: A crew member for the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 group talks with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the grid earlier than the race at Richmond Raceway. 
Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports

April 30: Rookie Daniel Suarez enjoyed a pre-race ride

April 30: Rookie Daniel Suarez loved a pre-race journey across the observe with Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Richmond Raceway. 
Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports

April 30: A Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan waits for a sighting

April 30: A Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan waits for a sighting beneath sunny skies at Richmond Raceway. 
Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports

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