Podcast: Johnny G Talks With Mario Andretti
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Podcast: Johnny G Talks With Mario Andretti

John Gamauf (aka Johnny g) is the retired president of Bridgestone-Firestone North American consumer tire company. He joined Firestone Tire in 1969 as a tire buster, rising through the ranks as one of the most dynamic, influential and respected individuals in the tire industry. Johnny g was also responsible for creating Bridgestone's Affiliated Dealer Program, which is now a core component of the company. In 2011, Johnny g was inducted in the tire industry hall of fame and continues his work in the tire industry today.

With more than 50 years in the tire industry, John Gamauf, retired Bridgestone-Firestone executive, has stories you won’t believe. He’s busted tires, survived the largest tire recall in history, has traveled the world and made plenty of friends along the way. His friends in the aftermarket call him “Johnny g.”

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Get to know him and his friends in “Johnny g & Friends,” a monthly podcast presented by Firestone and published by Tire Review, a sister publication of ShopOwner from Babcox Media. In Johnny g & Friends, guests share their secrets to success in the aftermarket and revel in the memories they’ve made along the way.

In this inaugural episode of Johnny g & Friends, meet Mario Andretti. Let’s be honest, you already know this living legend. He’s a racing icon. He’s won the Daytona 500, the Indy 500 and a Formula One World Championship. Some would argue he’s the best racecar driver in history. But, do you know how he’s impacted the evolution of race tire technology? Or his stories from the finish line at IndyCar races?


Johnny g and Mario delve into it all in the first episode of Johnny g & Friends. Click here to watch the full episode or subscribe to Johnny g & Friends on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Spreaker. 

Look for more episodes of Johnny g & Friends the first Tuesday of every month on tirereview.com.

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