View Full Version : NASCAR vows to avoid another repeat of tire fiasco

07-29-2008, 02:57 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- 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.

ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/news/story?id=3509759)

07-29-2008, 10:41 PM
I hope it doesn't happen.

08-03-2008, 01:29 PM
when nascar tries to control everything, this is the kind of crap that happens. goodyear/nascar should have refunded everybody's money from the brickyard. imo that was one big step....backwards.