Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14

SONOMA, CA - AUGUST 23: Ryan Briscoe drives the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda ahead of his team mate Helio Castroneves during the IRL IndyCar Series Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at the Infineon Raceway on August 23, 2009 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)
IndyCar has levied $275,000 in fines to 13 different teams, including Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ryan Briscoe. The fines covered 18 different infractions discovered in Saturday's pre-qualifying inspection. IndyCar announced the penalties Sunday night. The steepest penalty was a $50,000 fine against Fan Force United, which is fielding a car for ex-Formula One driver Jean Alesi in next Sunday's Indy 500. The team was fined for a weight violation on the car, which is intended to create parity among all drivers. IndyCar fined 11 teams $15,000 each for violating technical rules regarding the braking systems on the new Dallara DW12. Among those fined were Penske Racing teams for Briscoe and Will Power.
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