Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Lays Off 5,000

Could the slumping world economy force even Goodyear to reconsider its commitment to NASCAR? Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been closely associated with NASCAR for more than 50 years. In February 2007, NASCAR and the Akron, Ohio-based company announced that Goodyear would continue as the sport's exclusive tire supplier at least through 2012 -- insert your own Tony Stewart joke here.It's arguably unreasonable to think Goodyear should curtail its association with NASCAR in light of the ...

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