LAKEVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The founder of an Indiana company that produced tires for NASCAR and other racing series has died.
Hoosier Racing Tire says 85-year-old Robert Newton died Wednesday after dealing with the effects of a stroke he suffered last year.
Newton was a farmer and small-town stock car racer in the 1950s when he started building tires in an old horse barn. Friend Irish Saunders tells the South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/PKkDLf ) that Newton did so because he blamed many of his race losses on his tires.
Newton's Lakeville, Ind.-based company started supplying tires to NASCAR drivers in the 1980s but more recently has concentrated on the Rolex Sports Car Series, NHRA and IHRA circuits.
His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Lakeville.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the 2016 Sprint Cup Championship
Kyle Busch +500
Kevin Harvick +600
Martin Truex Jr. +700
Joey Logano +750
Jimmie Johnson +800

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Lilly Diabetes 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back to racing later today for the Lilly Diabetes 250. Here are some drivers we like...
Thumbnail Lilly Diabetes 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action on Saturday with the running of the Lilly Diabetes 250. Here is a look...
Thumbnail Combat Wounded Coalition 400 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the famous track of Indianapolis Speedway this week for the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. Here’s a look at the odds to win...
Thumbnail Eldora Dirt Derby Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back in action tonight for the Dental Eldora Dirt Derby. Here are some...
Thumbnail Eldora Dirt Derby Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competes on the dirt track on Wednesday for the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby....
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement