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Power fined $30,000 over New Hampshire

Barnhart later admitted that the decision to attempt a restart had been a mistake. His decision to "undo" the restart and leave the final running order as it had been before the green flag briefly came out was subject to a protest earlier this week by Newman/Haas Racing who contended that Oriol Servia should have been declared the winner, but the protest was dismissed and the original results giving the win to Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay were upheld.

However, IndyCar made the point that regardless of the circumstances or that the outburst and gestures had been initially triggered by Barnhart's mistaken restart call, the driver's response was nonetheless an inappropriate response from a professional race car driver.

The penalty was expected. Power's team owner Roger Penske had even been quoted as saying on race day that he would volunteer to pay the fine on Power's when it was levied, after suggesting that Power's feelings on the officiating were shared by the majority of people on pit road.

Under IndyCar rules, Power still has the right to protest the penalty.




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Frank G

August 26, 2011 3:37 AM
Last Edited 1348 days ago

Ridiculous... He's human and his reaction was of such... after such a stupid and ridiculous decision made by Barnhart and the track marshals it should have been them to receive the penalty for risking the lives of the drivers... I wonder if something more serious had happened if any of them would have suffered any consequences...



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