IndyCar » Indy 500: 13 cars hit by penalty fines

13 of the cars taking part in Indy 500 qualification over the weekend have been found in violation of series rules, and will have to pay a number of fines to IndyCar.

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 4:21 PM

That's a lot of infringements and fines....quite surprising. Don't think Ive come across this before...maybe they need this (fines money) to pay out the prize funds!!! Ha ha ha! Also if this happened in F1, they would've been thrown out straight. Of course there cant be an Indy500 with half the field of cars missing. Now its just a matter of the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing' next Sunday. Bring it on!

SP3 - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 7:04 PM

Sounds like a money grab to me. I don't remember ever being fined/penalized because of something being amiss during PRE-qualifying (or any) inspection. They'd tell you something was wrong and, time permitting, let you fix it on the platform. Or, you'd go back to your garage or pit and fix it there. Then, you'd get back in line for reinspection. The real penalty was losing your place in line. 'Couse, it's been ten years since I last worked on them and things could have been changed. Year-end bonus for the officials?

Just Observing - Unregistered

May 22, 2012 1:56 AM

Sounds to me like someone has suddenly become fearful that Indycar has become the proverbial dead horse to be flogged and has decided to rip as much money off the teams that still have some before it falls over.

If they had found these things in post-race inspections and it was obvious they weren't there in pre inspections then sure, fine them... but before they had even qualified???

Money grab - plain and simple

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