Firestone giving away truck, touring baseball and football games

Updated Jul 3, 2013
Firestone’s rendering of a Peterbilt branded with its “F-Shield” logo. Firestone is giving away a 2013 Peterbilt as part of a promotional sweepstakes, but has not said yet what model the truck will be.Firestone’s rendering of a Peterbilt branded with its “F-Shield” logo. Firestone is giving away a 2013 Peterbilt as part of a promotional sweepstakes, but has not said yet what model the truck will be.

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced this week it will be giving away a 2013 Peterbilt to a Class 8 CDL holder in its Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes, which is part of the company’s Firestone Drivers America tour that kicks off this month.

The tour is a traveling road show being held as part of Firestone’s reentrance into the commercial truck market.

The sweepstakes runs from June 28 to Dec. 31, and entries can be made online at or in person at any of the tour stops (dates and locations below). Five finalists will be given a trip to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where they’ll all be given a key. Whichever finalist has a key that starts the tractor wins the grand prize, the truck.

The grand prize winner will also receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Firestone is also holding drawings among sweepstakes entrants for an all-expense-paid trip for two to a World Series game in October and an all-expense-paid trip for two to a college football bowl game. Also up for grabs in the contest are five $500 gift cards, five Firestone leather jackets and 10 Firestone shirts.

Entrants must be 21 years or older, be a legal resident of the U.S., have a valid Class 8 CDL and own or operate a Class 7 or 8 truck.

The tour begins July 16 and will stop at minor league baseball games and NCAA college football games around the country to showcase the company’s FS591 steer, FD691 drive and FT491 all-position radial tires. Representatives from Firestone will be on hand at the stops to talk about the tires and benefits of their use.

Here’s the full list of stops for the tour:

Minor league baseball stops:

July 16, Akron, Ohio: Akron Aeros vs. Erie SeaWolves

July 20, Geneva, Ill., Kane County Cougars vs. Lansing Lugnuts

July 22, Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Cubs vs. New Orleans Zephyrs

July 26, Louisville, Ky: Louisville Bats vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barr RailRiders

July 28, Indianapolis, Ind: Indianapolis Indians vs. Syracuse Chiefs

July 30, Nashville, Tenn: Nashville Sounds vs. Las Vegas 51s

Aug. 4, Birmingham, Ala: Birmingham Barons vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Aug. 6, New Orleans, La: New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Reno Aces

Aug. 8, San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Missions vs. Arkansas Travelers

Aug. 11, Round Rock, Texas: Round Rock Express vs. Salt Lake bees

Aug. 16, Gwinnet, Ga: Gwinnet Braves vs. Durham Bulls

Aug. 30, Fresno, Calif: Fresno Grizzlies vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox

NCAA football stops:

Sept. 7, Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford vs. San Jose State

Sept. 14, Boulder Colo.: Colorado vs. Fresno State

Sept. 28, Columbia, Mo.: Missouri vs. Arkansas State

Oct. 5, Starkville, MS.: Mississippi State vs. LSU

Oct. 26, Miami, Fla.: Miami vs. Wake Forest

Nov. 9, West Point, N.Y.: Army vs. Western Kentucky

Nov. 23, Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State vs. East Carolina

Nov. 30, Bloomington, Ill.: Indiana vs. Purdue

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