Goodyear to examine NASCAR tires

Carl Edwards avoided the tire issues that plagued his teammates and took off on the final restart to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol.

"I just kept getting tighter in the long run, not sure why that was," said #18-Kyle Busch, who had two other tire failures and was penalized for speeding off pit road.

"I guess it wasn't meant to be."

Matt Kenseth led three times for 142 laps and seemed to be one of the few drivers capable of challenging Edwards before his day ended early after he cut a right front tire a second time and hit the wall.

Denny Hamlin had problems too. Goodyear will examine all the tires from Busch and Kenseth to determine if the failures were due to the tire makeup or the aggressive setups drivers use at the high-banked track.

"Because all of them had the same problem, we wanted to take a look," Goodyear racing director Greg Stucker said. ESPN

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