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IndyCar drivers, teams penalized after Texas

INDYCAR PRESS RELEASE

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions and points deductions from the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race on June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway:

• Driver Stefano Coletti of KV Racing Technology was fined $5,000 and placed on a two-race probation for violating Rules 7.10.1.1 (Pit Safety Violation, improper lane usage) and 7.9.12 (Pit Procedures, pit speed violation at pit in) of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook. The two-race probation is in addition to the three-race probation Coletti was assessed following the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on May 30-31.

• Driver Tristan Vautier of Dale Coyne Racing was fined $1,000 for violating Rule 7.10.1.8 (Pit Safety Violation, contact with equipment causing contact with personnel).

• The No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry was fined $5,000 for violating Rule 14.8.5 (Rear Wing Main Plane Angle).

• Chevrolet received a deduction of 40 manufacturer championship points and Honda a deduction of 20 manufacturer points for engines that did not attain their life cycle. According to Rule 10.6.4.3, 20 manufacturer points will be deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. The Chevrolet engines in the Nos. 20 and 67 CFH Racing entries and the Honda engine in the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises entry did not reach their life cycle minimum before being changed out. Following the deductions, Chevrolet has 865 manufacturer championship points for the season and Honda has 820.

Additionally, INDYCAR announced one new infraction and two rescinded infractions from the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on May 30-31:

• Driver James Jakes of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was fined $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.1.2 (Personal Safety Equipment, visor up during pit stop fueling) at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1 on May 30.

• A Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew member had a $500 fine rescinded for violating Rule 1.2.7.2 (Personal Safety Equipment, fueler visor up).

• A Chip Ganassi Racing Teams crew member had a $500 fine rescinded for violating Rule 1.2.7.2 (Personal Safety Equipment, fueler visor up).

Members may contest the imposition of penalties pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the review and appeal procedures of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.

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