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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saavedra Penalized

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INDYCAR announced Wednesday afternoon the penalization of KVAFS Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra following infractions from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Saavedra was fined $10,000 and placed on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for violating Rule 7.1.3.2.2. The rule reads as follows:
7.1.3.2.2. Full Course Yellow All Events During a Race - All Drivers are required to proceed with caution, observe the flags, maintain position, and yield to safety vehicles and personnel. Upon the commencement of a full course Yellow Condition, INDYCAR shall declare whether the pit lane shall remain open or closed. This declaration will be made during announcement of the commencement of the full course Yellow Condition. The Safety Car will be dispatched and pick up the leader.   
Saavedra and the team may appeal the decision.

 
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