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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

INDYCAR Announces NOLA Penalties

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced later Wednesday afternoon the penalties and infractions from Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was penalized 3 drivers points and placed on probation for 3 races for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact).

9.3.3. Avoidable Contact - The Primary responsibility for avoiding contact with a Competitor resides with the overtaking Competitor and the secondary responsibility resides with the Competitor(s) being overtaken. A Competitor who fails to demonstrate their responsibility and initiates a maneuver that results in contact with another Competitor may be penalized.
Dale Coyne Racing's Francesco was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for 6 races for violating Rule 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel).
7.10.1.8 Contact with personnel or hitting equipment and causing it to contact personnel
Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport was fined $500 for violating Rule 1.6.5.1.1 (competition meeting: drivers told they would be fined for not keeping helmet visor down during pit stop).
1.6.5.1.1. Competition Meetings - INDYCAR may conduct one or more meetings of Drivers, team managers, spotters and chief mechanics to discuss general application, construction, and interpretation of the Rules and any specific Rules applying to a particular Event.
Drivers weren't the only competitors condemned for actions at NOLA. 3 crew members were each fined $500 for violating safety rules.

A member of Dale Coyne's crew violated Rule 1.2.7.2(f) (fueling without visor down).
1.2.7.2. Crew Members and Other Competitors Participating in a Pit Stop – Over the wall crew members, and any Member physically participating in the refueling process and/or tire changing process during a pit stop shall wear:
f)Full-face helmet (fuelers only)
Andretti Autosport had a member violate Rules 7.9.6 (failure to attend tire during pit stop) and Rule 7.9.11 (equipment must remain in assigned pit).
7.9.6. Equipment and tires on the Track side of pit wall must be attended by a crewmember at all times. The outside front tire changer must have his/her foot on the tire until the Car enters the pit.

7.9.11 Except as otherwise provided by the Rules, all personnel and equipment must remain within the assigned pit.
The 6th and final penalty from the weekend went to a member of KVSH Racing for violating Rule
1.2.7.2(g) (over the wall without a helmet).
1.2.7.2. Crew Members and Other Competitors Participating in a Pit Stop – Over the wall crew members, and any Member physically participating in the refueling process and/or tire changing process during a pit stop shall wear:
g)INDYCAR-approved helmet
(Over-the-wall Competitors only)

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