CHAMPCAR/CART: Pit-stop rules to be modified

Champ Car Announces Modification to Mandatory Pit-Stop Rules INDIANAPOLIS (August 10, 2004) -- The Champ Car World Series today announced that it had modified its mandatory pit-stop rules, effective immediately. A single mandatory pit...

Champ Car Announces Modification to Mandatory Pit-Stop Rules

INDIANAPOLIS (August 10, 2004) -- The Champ Car World Series today announced that it had modified its mandatory pit-stop rules, effective immediately.

A single mandatory pit stop, made under green or yellow flag conditions, is now required within a specified race lap window during all Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford events. The one stop, during which the car must take fuel and four tires, will be the only stop mandated during Champ Car races.

The pit window, designed to eliminate fuel economy races, will vary from race to race and will be announced prior to the event by Champ Car Race Operations. Failure to pit during the specified window will result in a one-lap penalty to be assessed at the conclusion of the race.

The rule will go into effect with this weekend's Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, which is Round Nine of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule.

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