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CHARLOTTE, NC, May 24, 2016 – With Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of the summer driving season fast approaching, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company surprised unsuspecting motorists here today. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick, along with his pit crew, appeared at Concord Mills Mall and performed free tread depth checks on consumers’ tires.

With National Tire Safety Week set for May 29 through June 4, Harvick and Goodyear collaborated to raise awareness on the importance of proper tire maintenance. As always, consumers can head to any of Goodyear’s Tire & Service Network locations to receive free tire checks.

“I trust Goodyear’s tires and expertise,” said Harvick. “Goodyear gains a substantial amount of knowledge producing tires for the grueling conditions we face on the track and they continue to apply that knowledge to consumer tires in innovative ways.”

Tire tread depth is a key indicator of a tire’s potential performance and consumers should monitor their tread depth on a consistent basis. For more information on proper tire maintenance or to find new tires, visit your local Goodyear Auto Service location or head to

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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May 24, 2016
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