CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Motorola Long Beach winner fails post-race tech

CART fines Team Motorola $20,000 after winning Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach entry fails post-race inspection. LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) has fined Team Motorola $20,000 after post-race ...

CART fines Team Motorola $20,000 after winning Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach entry fails post-race inspection.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) has fined Team Motorola $20,000 after post-race inspection at Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach revealed that the team's race-winning #39 Motorola Honda Reynard did not meet the minimum underbody height requirement.

Specifically, Team Motorola was penalized for violating CART rule 9.4.6B which is more commonly known as the "2-inch rule." The #39 entry conformed to this rule in a pre-race inspection.

In accordance with CART rule 10.2.1, the penalty was assessed by CART Director of Technology and Competition Lee Dykstra with the concurrence of the CART stewards.

Both Team Motorola and race winning driver Michael Andretti will retain the Long Beach victory and all earned championship points in the event.

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