- Byrd Brothers, with partner team KV Racing Technology, have announced a return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with Bryan Clauson.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

INDYCAR Announces Texas Penalties

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday afternoon three post-race penalties following last weekend's Firestone 600 at Texas.

KVSH Racing's Sebastien Bourdais has been fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the season for violating Rule 9.3.1. The Rule reads:
9.3.1. Improper Conduct - Any Member attempting to or engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct, unsafe conduct, or conduct detrimental to racing; INDYCAR; and/or to the IndyCar Series, whether during an Event or on/off the Track, may be subject to any or all penalties. Improper conduct shall include, without limitation:
9.3.1.1. Engaging in reckless, careless, unsafe, and/or overly aggressive actions, or unsportsmanlike behavior toward Members, or others;  
 
9.3.1.2. Impeding the conduct of an Event, including Car control, placement and inconsistent driving pattern;
9.3.1.3. Causing an avoidable Yellow or Red Condition; 
9.3.1.4. Endangering the safety of Members, or others;
9.3.1.5. Failing to participate at competitive speed;
9.3.1.6. Failing to participate in close proximity to other Cars;
9.3.1.7. Failing to follow the direction of INDYCAR; and/or 
9.3.1.8. Using improper, profane, or disparaging language or gestures in reference to any Official, Members or anyone else improper, profane or disparaging language or gestures in reference to, concerning or connected in any way with INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, or any Event and could result in additional penalties as determined by INDYCAR.
 
The violation came on a Lap 121 incident with Dale Coyne Racing's Justin Wilson.
 
The second violation was to Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing who were found to violate Rule 14.6.5.2.1a with their No. 67 car. The team was fined $5,000 for a rear wing angle rule which reads:
14.6.5.2.1. Mandatory Parts: Rear Mainplane, IR1205B001 (angle to be confirmed by Bulletin)

The final violation was issued to Honda for violation of Rule 16.5.1, which reads:
16.5.1. The minimum mileage threshold (“Change-Out Mileage”) is 2500 miles.
Engines were changed out on the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara and the No. 25 & No. 28 of Andretti Autosport. The engine supplier was docked 10 points per occurrence, totalling a loss of 30 Engine Manufacturer Championship points.

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