NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2013) – Bobbie Ward, Jr. of Cleburne, Texas, and William Gill of Riverside, Calif., will attend the college football national championship game in Pasadena, Calif., thanks to a first place win in the Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes for CDL holders.
Ward and Gill’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.
“Congratulations to Bobbie and William for winning prize 2 of the sweepstakes,” said Matthew Stevenson, Vice President of Marketing, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “Their win gives us yet another opportunity to celebrate all the great things this recognizable brand offers, including new Firestone eco-Products that help drivers save $1,200 annually through 19 percent improved wear life and a 1 percent increase in fuel economy, when compared to our previous generation of products.”
Ward and Gill will travel to Southern California to attend the game in Pasadena’s famous stadium. Ward is attending the game with his 75-year old dad. “Going to a game is something we’ve always talked about doing and never have been able to do, until now,” he says. Ward is looking forward to taking a little time off from work. “I come out to California a lot for work, but never have been able to stop. It will be a nice change of pace,” Ward adds.
“It’s the first time I’m attending a game like this and the first time I’ve ever won a contest,” says Gill. “I don’t even know what teams might be playing and it really doesn’t matter. I’ll be there enjoying the atmosphere, and that’s all good as long as I’m there,” he adds.
There still are more sweepstakes prizes to be won. 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-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
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 www.firestonetrucktires.com. 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.