IndyCar » Conway penalty for technical infringement

Mike Conway's #14 ABC Supply car failed technical inspection at Toronto, and the team will have to pay out $15,000 for an oversize fuel cell.

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David Chaste - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 7:06 AM

Cheating is cheating and they did cheat. But the deal is that the Indycar brass wants another of its iconic names to resurface. It gives the Indycar brand more value.

I mean AJ Foyt has had mediocre results as team owner for a long time. I think their last good result was when Darren manning was second at Watkins Glen. I think in 2007. He could have won that race were not for dirt pickup on his tires during a restart.

Surely they dont want to snatch this result away from someone who has done so much for American open wheel racing (especially given that Foyt has been ill lately). I think that's what it came down to.

They would love to market Foyt the way they market Mario Andretti.

SP3 - Unregistered

July 13, 2012 1:05 PM

Those commenting on 'installing an illegal cell' or questioning the mfr of the cell need to realize that the cells are all oversize from the start. There are either threaded adjusters with pads that press against the side of the cell or dense foam blocks between the inside of the tub and the cell istelf to get the capacity correct. They got the adjustment wrong. By accident or on purpose, it doesn't matter of course. Just a fyi.

SP3 - Unregistered

July 15, 2012 3:27 PM

Yes, there is still a limit on the fuel for each race. But, I don't ever recall an instance where a driver used the full amount. Certainly not in the last 15 years when full course cautions replaced local yellows almost completely.

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