INDYCAR releases post-NOLA event penalties

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INDYCAR has issued several penalties following this weekend’s Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. They’re listed below:

INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, the Verizon IndyCar Series race held April 10-12 at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La.

  • INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact). Hunter-Reay was penalized three points in the drivers point standings and placed on probation for three races (video of contact between Hunter-Reay, Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais here).
  • INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Francesco Dracone of Dale Coyne Racing for violating Rule 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel). Dracone was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for six races.
  •  INDYCAR officials fined driver Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport $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).
  • INDYCAR officials fined crew member of Dale Coyne Racing $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(f) (fueling without visor down).
  • INDYCAR officials fined crew member of Andretti Autosport $500 for violating Rule 7.9.6 (failure to attend tire during pit stop) and Rule 7.9.11 (equipment must remain in assigned pit).
  • INDYCAR officials fined crew member of KVSH Racing $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(g) (over the wall without a helmet).

The members may contest the imposition of the penalty pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the review and appeal procedures of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.