IndyCar » Two teams penalised after Texas tech

Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing found guilty of contravening aero rules at Firestone 550.

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 1:47 PM

News to me but rules are rules. Important thing that Justin Wilson was not disqualified (would be a tragedy) as it would've been beyond his control. The fine and points deduction (for next race?) were therefore probably justified

laydown karts rule - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 2:33 PM

The IRL is just following the example set by the American criminal justice system. It does not involve justice at all. It is all about extracting money from anybody they can. The other teams are lucky they did not have to pay a fee to find out the results.

Don - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 5:45 PM

@ laydown - Two things, the IRL moniker hasn't been used since 2010, it's just IndyCar. And what do rules violations have to do with the American criminal justice system?

Glad Justin keeps the win!


June 12, 2012 6:32 PM

It doesn't seem right for a driver to go unpenalised for what sounds like an illegal performance enhancement. Surely the penalty should have at least involved driver points, not just entrant points? That's what NASCAR does.

SP3 - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 12:54 PM

@ FrankG - it's a American soap opera written to appear as a type of racing. Completely fictional in content with no atttempt to insert any real life scenarios into the story line. Each episode is quite long (three hours minimum) with only the last few minutes having any real value.

Thorborg - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 6:19 PM

I guess the penalty will vary depending on the level of advantage (if any) they may have gained.

A minor technical infringement due to an oversight that had no bearing on the race result would not warrant disqualification.

Who knows how much down force they were generating...

I think there is also an issue with most sports in that it is harmful to the credibility of the sport when the person winning and celebrating on the day is later removed from the results. This is clearly not good from the fans or the sponsors perspective.

It is politics at the end the day but I think we all understand the need for it.

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