Helio Castroneves has been placed on probation after a tweet was posted from his account following Long Beach that slammed the series.
The Leaders Circle program was established in 2002 to provide incentives to teams that participate full time in the IndyCar Series.
Team Penske's newest driver sampled his Chevrolet-powered Indy car for the first time on Nov. 25 during the first day of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway.
The battle for the Drivers' Championship is on the line this weekend in the INDYCAR season finale.
It's the eighth consecutive year that the series champion will be decided in the season finale.
Helio Castroneves started on pole Sunday after qualifying was cancelled due to rain and the starting field was set by series entrant points
"The chicane changed the track a bit but the circuit overall is pretty good once they are able to work on the trouble spots”
A look back at flying cars and Pagenaud's move toward the title
Will Power: "I really had no idea that (Scott) Dixon was there."
Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the Verizon P1 Award, and now is tied with Gordon Johncock for 14th on the all-time pole-winning list.
Helio Castroneves continued his chase for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship by qualifying in the seventh position.
Castroneves: "Baltimore is a different kind of place. It's a bumpy track, for sure, and it takes a lot out of you."