The truck will be given to a Class 8 CDL holder, and the giveaway — the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes — is part of a larger campaign to promote the brand nationwide at minor league baseball games and college football games. The Firestone Drivers America road tour begins this month and will travel throughout July, August, September, October and November to minor league parks and football stadiums around the country to show off Firestone’s three new commercial tires — the FS591 steer, FD691 drive and FT491 all-position radial.
Entrants for the sweepstakes must be 21 years or older, be a legal U.S. resident and have a Class 8 CDL and own or operate a Class 7 or 8 truck. Entries can be made online at firestonetrucktires.com or in person at any of the tour stops.
Five finalists in the contest will be brought to Louisville, Ky., in March for the Mid-America Trucking Show, where a winner will be selected. In addition to the truck, the winner will also be given an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.
The tire maker is also having drawings for trips to a World Series game in October, a trip to a college football bowl game, $500 gift cards, leather jackets and Firestone-branded shirts.
Here’s a list of all of the tour stops:
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