DIRTcar and Tony Stewart Racing issue statements on the passing of Joyce Newton
Joyce Newton has passed at age 85.
Her husband, Bob Newton was the founder of Hoosier Racing Tire. Between 2012-2016, Joyce Newton ran the company which specializes in purpose built racing tires.
In 2016, Hoosier Racing Tire Corp was sold. Continental Tire now owns and operates the brand of racing dirt supported by dirt tracks and much more throughout the United States.
DIRTcar has issued the following statement:
The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joyce Newton, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 85.
Joyce and her late husband Robert “Bob” Newton were true auto racing icons, creating the world’s largest racing tire company with Hoosier Racing Tire. Even after her husband passed away in 2012, Joyce continued to run the company until 2016, when the family sold the business to Continental.
“The Newtons supported the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing for many, many years. We were happy to call Joyce and her late husband Bob friends. They will truly be missed,” said World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing Chief Executive Officer Brian Carter.
— DIRTcar —
Tony Stewart Racing
Tony Stewart Racing also shared a brief statment:
Tony Stewart Racing joins the many who are mourning the passing of Hoosier Racing Tire Co-Founder, Joyce Newton. A friend to many, Mrs. Newton aided and supported the sport’s growth throughout the decades. Please join us as we keep the Newton family in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed, Mama Joyce – Tony Stewart Racing
— TSR —