Indy Car Fines Team Penske

IndyCar has fined Team Penske $35,000 and docked it 15 entrant points gbecause the underwing on Helio Castroneves' race winning car at Texas did not meet specifications. SEries officials said a post race inspection found that the car did not comply with a rule requiring the exit of the underwing height to be 7.6 inches. Team Penske said it found the height was instead 7.575 inches "because we neglected to tighten" braces positdiniong the rear of the diffuser. Penske racing President Tim Cindric said the mistake did not provide Castroneves any advantage in the race, which ended with the team's first victory of the season. Castroneves led the final 132 laps.


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