INDYCAR issues fines, sanctions against teams, drivers for violations

Gabby Chaves hit with fine, probation.

INDYCAR issues fines, sanctions against teams, drivers for violations
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta Autosport Honda
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta Autosport Honda
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta Autosport Honda
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta Autosport Honda
Gabby Chaves, Bryan Herta Autosport Honda

On Wednesday, INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which was held May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

• INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing entry $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and the entrant was placed on a six-race probation for violating Rules 7.10.1.10 (unsafe release) and 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel) of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook;

• INDYCAR officials have fined Gabby Chaves, driver of the No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport entry, $10,000 ($5,000 suspended) and placed him on a six-race probation for violating Rule 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel);

• INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 2 Team Penske entry $500 for violating Rule 7.10.1.5 (contact with pit equipment, running over an air hose);

• INDYCAR officials have fined the No. 4 KV Racing Technology entry $500 for violating Rule 7.10.1.6 (contact with a competitor's pit equipment, running over the air hose of the No. 17 entry);

• INDYCAR officials have fined a crew member of the No. 28 Andretti Autosport entry $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(c) (personal safety equipment, deadman not wearing gloves).

In addition, INDYCAR announced manufacturers championship points adjustments following the Indianapolis 500:

• Honda received a bonus of 40 engine manufacturer points for attaining the life cycle minimum on four of its engines. According to Rule 10.6.4.2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, any engine that reaches a lifespan of 2,500 miles will receive 10 bonus points for its manufacturer. Honda engines for the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises, No. 27 Andretti Autosport, No. 28 Andretti Autosport and No. 41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises entries all reached at least 2,500 miles. Honda had also received a bonus of 20 engine manufacturer points following the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 for attaining the life cycle minimum on two of its engines, the Nos. 5 and 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entries.

• Honda received a deduction of 80 points for engines that did not reach their life cycle at the Indianapolis 500. According to Rule 10.6.4.3, 20 points will be deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. Engines in the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing, No. 41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises and No. 43 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entries did not reach their life cycle minimum before being changed out. Honda had also received a deduction of 40 points following the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 for two of its engines not reaching the life cycle minimum before being changed out, the Nos. 18 and 19 Dale Coyne Racing entries.

Following the adjustments, Chevrolet has 588 manufacturer points and Honda has 553.

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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