INDYCAR updates Indianapolis 500 penalties issued to Rahal Letterman Lanigan

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Graham Rahal's penalty was withdrawn and James Jakes' was suspended

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, June 1, 2013) - INDYCAR announced today that it has withdrawn the $10,000 in-race penalty issued to the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry of Graham Rahal and suspended the $10,000 in-race penalty issued to the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry of James Jakes. Both penalties were issued during the May 26 Indianapolis 500.

Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe
Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe

Photo by: Jay Alley

Upon post-race review of video and timing and scoring data, INDYCAR officials determined that the No. 15 car did not violate Rule 7.1.3.2.6 regarding blend out procedures for exiting pit road.

INDYCAR officials determined that the No. 16 car did not comply with Rule 7.1.3.2.6 during a pit stop on Lap 39 of the race. However, officials have suspended the fine provided the member does not engage in similar violations in the future. Should there be future violations of the rule by the member, INDYCAR shall re-instate the fine and additional penalties.

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