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Different track, tire issues remain

Updated: April 3, 2011, 7:55 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- For the second time in three weeks, there are tire issues at a half-mile track hosting a Sprint Cup race.

Unlike three weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway, where tires wore out in 25 laps or less, Goodyear does not plan to bring in a different compound for Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.

But there are concerns among the drivers and teams because the surface is not rubbering in and the tires are showing extreme wear after 25 to 35 laps, some sooner.

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