INDYCAR: Helio Castroneves’ Indianapolis Grand Prix Penalty Reduced After Review

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INDYCAR has announced a reduction in the penalty assessed to Helio Castroneves of Team Penske following the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9.

Castroneves was originally penalized eight points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings for violating Rule 9.3.3 (Avoidable Contact). Following a formal review over the weekend in Detroit, the penalty to Castroneves was reduced to three points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings.

“INDYCAR established its penalty review process for instances like these and we feel the process was a success,” said Derrick Walker, INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations. “Following our review we have reduced the point penalty to Helio Castroneves from eight to a total of three points, which is in line with a similar penalty issued earlier this season.”

CREDIT: IndyCar Communications

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