Andretti-HVM, was found to have violated Rule 220.127.116.11 and Rule 18.104.22.168 .
Simon Pagenaud finished fourth, while his rookie teammate Mikhail Aleshin placed 22nd.
Team officials made repeated appeals to IndyCar officials regarding the tactics of the other competitor, but IndyCar declined to take action.
In his 12th career win, Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American Verizon IndyCar Series driver to visit victory lane in 2014.
It is the fifth consecutive podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park for the driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
The 23-year-old will be making his third IndyCar start at Barber this weekend.
Long Beach Champ must now start 21st in Sunday’s 90-lap feature.
The defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner was quickest in the both practice sessions for the April 27 race.
This weekend’s third race of the Verizon IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park has plenty of intrigue going in.
He hopes he can jump-start the season this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park
On Barber Motorsports Park: 'I like this sort of challenging track.”'
Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot, and Neil Alberico will be back in action this weekend
'It's very easy to make a mistake' at Barber Motorsports Park
First race of the season will be March 30th at St. Pete.
23rd season of competition for RLLR in INDYCAR.
Takuma Sato discovered that the drink system had failed again—for a different reason from the last race.
With the results, Scott Dixon moves up from fifth to second in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with 70 markers, while Dario Franchitti stands 26th with 10 markers.
After the IndyCar race on the road course in Birmingham, emotions ran high for the winner and several of his rivals from sheer happiness to disappointment.
A two-time winner at Barber, Will Power has now earned top-five finishes in all four races at the venue, teammate A.J. Allmendinger earned back two spots to finish 19th at the checkered flag.
Simon Pagenaud as high as fifth throughout the 90-lap race before he settled for a sixth place result, the 23-year-old rookie Tristan Vautier ended the day in 10th position.
Even with a solid top-10 finish, Newgarden's mindset is nowhere near complacent.