NASCAR Apologizes for Indianapolis Tire Fiasco

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR is apologizing for the tire fiasco that ruined Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has already started working to avoid a repeat.

Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition, says the organization is "sorry" for tire troubles during the Brickyard 400 and it is NASCAR's responsibility to make sure a similar situation doesn't happen again.

A durability issue with the tires Goodyear brought to Indy forced NASCAR to call cautions every 10 to 12 laps Sunday. The longest run under a green flag was 13 laps and Jimmie Johnson claimed the victory at the end of a seven-lap sprint to the finish.

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