Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Announces First Prize Winners of the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes for CDL Holders Drivers from Arizona and New Jersey to travel to St. Louis to attend game 4 of Baseball Championship Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2013) – Cory Newton of Ocean County, New Jersey and Tim Tidwell of Phoenix, Arizona will attend game 4 of the Baseball Championship Series Sunday, thanks to a first place win in the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes for CDL holders.
Each driver has elected to take his daughter with him on the all-expense paid trip to St. Louis, to see the game between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Newton, a long haul driver, usually is home only three or four days before heading back out for weeks at a time. “I was floored to win something this big and am very excited,” said Newton. “I immediately told my daughter and then posted on Facebook about it. We’re making this a mini father-daughter vacation.”

Tidwell, an interstate driver, is originally from Alabama and drives nights. “I couldn’t believe that I had won and thought ‘holy cow’,” he said. “I’m looking forward to visiting the St. Louis Arch and just being there with my daughter.”

Newton and Tidwell’s entries were randomly selected from the Drive a Firestone sweepstakes, part of the year-long Those With Drive, Drive a Firestone campaign designed to celebrate an iconic American brand and introduce new Firestone eco-products which save operators nearly $1,200 a year in operating costs through a 1 percent increase in fuel economy and 19 percent longer life compared to previous generation products. 

“We’re celebrating the Firestone brand and new eco-Products by giving our supporters a chance to win a variety of great prizes through this sweepstakes, which kicked off in July,” said Matthew Stevenson, Vice President of Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “The sweepstakes has been well received by drivers across the country with thousands of entries submitted to date.”

A trip for two to a baseball championship game is one of several sweepstakes prizes, which also includes:

  • Two drawings in November for an all-expense paid trip for two to a college football Bowl game;
  • In March 2014, five randomly selected finalists will be sent to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where each will be presented with a key, one of which will start the grand prize – a one-of-a-kind Firestone Edition Class 8 truck. The five lucky finalists also will win an all-expense paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race;
  • Additional prizes include $500 gift cards and Firestone-branded apparel.

The “Drive a Firestone” sweepstakes is open to drivers who hold a valid U. S. commercial driver’s license (Class 8) and who own or operate a Class 7 or 8 vehicle. To enter, and for complete sweepstakes rules, visit The sweepstakes entry period closes Dec. 31, 2013.

About Bridgestone Commercial Solutions:
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, provides tires and services for trucking, construction, mining, aggregates and industrial operations across the Americas. The division manufactures markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States and in Canada through Bridgestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone and Firestone brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Mining offers products and services to the mining industry. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. Bandag retreaded tires are sold through approximately 1,600 point of sale locations in North America. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.

About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.