INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 26, 2015) – INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions and manufacturer championship points updates following the ABC Supply 500, which was held Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway:
• Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tristan Vautier (Dale Coyne Racing) was penalized for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact) of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook. Vautier, who was placed on probation for the remainder of the season following the event at Auto Club Speedway on June 27, was penalized three points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings, fined $10,000 and will not be able to practice for the first two hours of the Verizon IndyCar Series Promoter Test at Sonoma Raceway on Aug. 28.
• The No. 2 Team Penske entry was fined $3,000 for violating Rule 126.96.36.199 (pit safety violation: contact with equipment – air hose, third offense).
• The No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing entry was fined $2,500 for violating Rule 188.8.131.52 (hazardous condition: tire coming loose and causing a yellow flag).
• The No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry was fined $500 for violating Rule 184.108.40.206 (pit safety violation: contact with equipment – air hose).
• Honda received a deduction of 20 manufacturer championship points for an engine that did not attain its life cycle during the ABC Supply 500 race weekend. According to Rule 10.6.4.3, 20 manufacturer points are deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. The Honda engine on the No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport entry did not reach its life cycle minimum before being changed out. Following the deduction, Chevrolet leads the manufacturer championship with 1,429 points; Honda has 1,083 points.
Members may contest the imposition of penalties pursuant to the procedures and timelines details in the review and appeal procedures of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.