Penske fined over Texas infringement
|By Mark Glendenning||Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 08:25 GMT|
Team Penske has been fined and docked entrant points after Helio Castroneves's car failed a post-race inspection following his win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The team was fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points after Castroneves' car was discovered to failing to comply with rule 18.104.22.168, which mandates that "the exit of the underwing height is 7.600 inches with a tolerance of plus 0.050 inches and minus 0.000 inches".
IndyCar did not indicate how far the configuration of Castroneves' underwing was outside of the accepted tolerance.
It is the second year in a row that the winning car from Texas has been found to be in breach of the rules.
Twelve months ago, Justin Wilson was docked five championship points and Dale Coyne Racing fined $7,000 for using an aero device on the sidepod that had been banned for that race.
Castroneves is the current series leader with a 22-point advantage over Marco Andretti.