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.
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