Saturday, June 1, 2013

IndyCar Withdraws Rahal Fine

INDYCAR announced Saturday night they've withdrawn the $10,000 fine issued to Graham Rahal during May's Indianapolis 500.

Officials determined Rahal did not violate Rule

The pit lane will start and end at
points designated by Officials. The pit entrance
and pit exit lanes are considered part of the
Track. Drivers exiting the pit lane shall rejoin the
pack relative to the position they are to the
Safety Car and/or Cars on Track as they cross
the blend out line. Taking improper position
upon leaving the pit lane or failure of a Driver
and/or Entrant to follow the direction of Officials
may result in a minimum one-lap penalty. The
Official’s determination of the order is not
subject to protest or appeal.
The same $10k fine was issued to Rahal's teammate, James Jakes, who INDYCAR determined did violate the rule on lap 39. While not withdrawing the fine like Rahal, INDYCAR suspended the penalty "provided the member does not engage in similar violations in the future.  Should there be future violations of the rule by the member, INDYCAR shall re-instate the fine and additional penalties."


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