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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing driver Charlie Kimball suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal of his right hand during Thursday's 18-driver 11-team test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, according to INDYCAR medical director, Michael Olinger.
Often caused by punching a hard object, a fractured fifth metacarpal (also known as 'boxers fracture') is located on the far right side of Kimball's right hand near the pinky finger.
According to INDYCAR, Kimball will be re-evaluated Friday, July 27 in Indianapolis.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Joining INDYCAR in May 2011, Marc Koretzky has resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Originally holding the Director of Business Development title, Koretzky was promoted to oversee 'day-to-day operations and fostering communication and synergies across the company's commercial and operations units' as COO last December after managing commercial activities and non-racing events around the 2011 IZOD INDYCAR World Championships.
"We wish Marc the best of luck as he moves on to the next chapter in his career," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR.
According to the release: 'The responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer will be split among current INDYCAR staff members for the interim as the organization evaluates long-term staffing plans.'
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
According to INDYCAR, the #14 had too large of a fuel cell, failing to comply with Rule 14.7.2.
14.7.2 Fuel System (Updated March 15, 2012 via Bulletin)Simon Pagenaud's #77 car failed the same rule following Iowa, but was fined just $5k because it was found to have no effect on the race results.
The maximum capacity of the fuel cell shall be 18.5 U.S. Gallons.
"We felt the discrepancy in the size of the fuel tank was enough that it potentially could have provided a track position advantage and the penalty is reflective of that," said Will Phillips, vice president of technology, INDYCAR.
A.J. Foyt Enterprises may challenge the ruling.