IRL: Team Menard Appeals Penalties

INDIANAPOLIS, September 9, 1998 - Team Menard has appealed the penalties imposed by the Indy Racing League following the Radisson 200 on Aug. 16 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, League officials announced today. A private hearing has been ...

INDIANAPOLIS, September 9, 1998 - Team Menard has appealed the penalties imposed by the Indy Racing League following the Radisson 200 on Aug. 16 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, League officials announced today.

A private hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, in Indianapolis as authorized in the 1998 Official Rule Book, Section XII - Appeals. The 1998 Rule Book entitles the League's Executive Director to appoint an Advisory Committee to assist him in making a determination of the appeal.

The executive director has appointed an advisory committee comprised of the following individuals: Dick Beaty, Retired NASCAR Winston Cup Director; Steve Roby, Manager, Engine Systems, Schwitzer Engine Components and past Indy 500 winning chief mechanic; and Alain Clarinvale, race car designer and aerodynamicist.

The advisory committee may make a recommendation as to the disposition of the appeal, but any determination is at the sole discretion of the executive director. (1998 Rule Book, Section XII-Appeals, 12.3).

The rear wings on both Team Menard cars were found to be in violation of League rules during the post-race technical inspection at Pikes Peak. Team Menard was fined $25,000 and 15 points were deducted from each entrant point total. In addition, Tony Stewart and Robbie Buhl had 15 points deducted from each of their season driver point totals.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Robbie Buhl