Luyendyk and Papis join panel of full-time IndyCar race stewards

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and former CART driver Max Papis will serve as IndyCar race stewards this year

Luyendyk and Papis join panel of full-time IndyCar race stewards

The duo will join former Ford motorsport executive Dan Davis on a new, three-man panel for each race in 2016, reporting to IndyCar competition president Jay Frye.

Brian Barnhart will remain in his role of race director, with Luyendyk, Papis and Davis to oversee and adjudicate on on-track action and assign penalties based on a majority vote.

"As soon as we began the process of identifying our race stewards, we targeted Dan, Arie and Max and we're thrilled they agreed to join this extremely important initiative," Frye said.

"IndyCar's stewards have a great deal of experience across many different areas of motorsports and we are confident their varying perspectives will mesh well for consistent execution and enforcement of our rules."

Frye said late last year that he wanted to "minimise the debate" around in-race decisions in 2016.

Having retired from his Ford role in 2008, Davis has been named as the chief steward and will lead the team.

"Our desire was to assemble a team with varied backgrounds that would work together to move IndyCar forward in the area of monitoring on-track competition," Frye said.

"Being a race steward requires thorough knowledge and consistent interpretation of the rules, as well as the ability to enact them with resolve. This is the right group to do that."

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