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Jimmie Johnson sorry for comments

Updated: April 6, 2011, 11:17 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson apologized on Tuesday for criticizing NASCAR for what he believed to be a bogus speeding penalty on pit road Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

Johnson called out the governing body during his postrace interview and again on Twitter after the penalty saddled him with an 11th-place finish. That ended his run of most consecutive top-10 finishes at 17, one short of the NASCAR record of 18, shared by Richard Petty and ...

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