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IndyCar adjusts engine failure rules for tests

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti, Barber IndyCar testing 2013IndyCar teams will no longer be penalised for engine failures during certain testing situations after the series announced a new addition to its regulations.

Under the new rule 15.5.8, an engine that fails during a team test, rookie test, manufacturer test or straight line test may be replaced by another engine from the pool without penalty.

Failures that occur at open tests at Pocono, Mid-Ohio or Sonoma will still be subject to the standard penalty for unapproved engine changes.

Open tests are scheduled for July 4 at Pocono, July 31 at Mid-Ohio and August 21 at Sonoma.

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