Series announces Indy 500 pre-qualification penalties

IZOD IndyCar Series

INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 20, 2012) - INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced today it has fined 11 teams $15,000 each for not complying with Rules 1.1.1.3, 8.2.3.3, and 14.12.2 during pre-qualifying technical inspection for Indianapolis 500 Time Trials.

Logo for the 2012 Indianapolis 500
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The teams were found to be in violation of the three rules and were required by INDYCAR Officials to comply with the technical specifications before being allowed to make a qualifying attempt. Teams penalized are:

Penske Racing Car #2

Panther Racing Car #4

KV Racing Technology Car #5

KV Racing Technology Car #8

Chip Ganassi Racing Car #9

Penske Racing Car #12

Dale Coyne Racing #18

Andretti Autosport Car #25

Andretti Autosport Car #26

Andretti Autosport Car #28

Fan Force United Car #64

1.1.1.3. Officials may penalize any Member and/or exclude any Member or equipment from any Event if Officials deem any act or any condition to be hazardous and/or not meeting the specifications, spirit, illustrations, and intent of, the Rules. Conditions that may warrant penalty and/or exclusion include without limitation any action which an Official deems to be a threat to the integrity of INDYCAR, the IZOD IndyCar Series and/or orderly conduct of the Event, and/or which relates to the design and construction of a Car or repairs to a damaged Car.

8.2.3.3. Retracting the brake pistons into the caliper by any method is prohibited.

14.12.2. Cars must be equipped with a dual-braking system to operate the brakes effectively on all 4 wheels. The use of computer logic to control any function of the braking system is not permitted.

Additionally, the following teams were penalized for other technical infractions:

Member: Lotus - FP Journe - Fan Force United Car #64

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rules 14.3.2.

Penalty: $50,000

Member: Andretti Autosport Car #28

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rule 1.1.4.2.

Penalty: $10,000

Member: Andretti Autosport Car #28

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rules 1.1.4.2. & 14.1.8.

Penalty: $10,000

Member: Andretti Autosport Car #27

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rule 1.1.4.2.

Penalty: $10,000

Member: Andretti Autosport Car #27

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rules 1.1.4.2. & 14.1.8.

Penalty: $10,000

Member: Andretti Autosport Car #26

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rule 1.1.4.2.

Penalty: $10,000

Member: A.J. Foyt Enterprises Car #14

Violation: During pre-qualification technical inspection at the IZOD IndyCar Series Event at the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR determined the Member did not comply with Rule 14.1.4.

Penalty: $10,000

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