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IndyCar has issued $40,000 in fines and placed two drivers on probation for incidents at Detroit last weekend.
Sebastian Saavedra was fined $30,000 for making an obscene gesture at Marco Andretti, an incident caught on live television. IndyCar said Thursday Saavedra can pay the fine or work it off by making appearances on behalf of the series.
Will Power was placed on probation for the rest of the year for throwing his gloves at Sebastien Bourdais. And Bourdais was placed on probation for comments made toward officials on pit road after an accident.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing was fined $10,000 for a pair of technical violations on the car of James Jakes, who finished second Sunday. IndyCar last week rescinded a $10,000 fine levied against Jakes in the Indianapolis 500.
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The Izod IndyCar Series levied some heavy penalties today for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit weekend.
The most notable is the Will Power and Sebastien Bourdais probabtion. Both drivers were placed on probation through the remainder of the 2013 season for their actions in the second dual on Sunday.
They were penalized by rule 126.96.36.199 improper conduct.
Power’s penalty was for improper...
Sebastian Saavedra says he was surprised ''big time'' by the $30,000 fine he got from IndyCar for his obscene gesture.
Saavedra said Friday that he knew he would get a penalty for flashing both of his middle fingers at Marco Andretti after the two made contact last weekend in Detroit. But Saavedra was mad when he heard the amount of the fine.
IndyCar placed Sebastien...
IndyCar issued $40,000 in fines - $30,000 to Sebastian Saavedra for making an obscene gesture - and placed two drivers on probation Thursday for incidents at Detroit last weekend.
Saavedra was penalized for flashing both of his middle fingers at Marco Andretti after contact between the two in Saturday's doubleheader opener at Belle Isle ended Saavedra's day. The obscene...
James Jakes is fined for rear wing setting violations at Detroit Round 1, Sebastian Saavedra is fined for giving Marco Andretti the double bird.
It’s been a rough season for Australian Will Power.
He’s qualified well, but has been taken out of races through situations out of his control.
On Friday though he earned his second Verizon P1 Pole Award of the season with a two-lap average of 219.182 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Team Penske Chevrolet. The pole gives Power his sixth top 10 start at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor...
Will Power won the pole for the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 12 Penske Racing Chevrolet was a full mile and a half per hour faster then second place driver Marco Andretti.
The Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway will take place at 8:30 pm ET (7:30 pm local) Saturday night. ABC Sports will carry coverage of the race.
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Firestone 550 - Texas Motor Speedway
Track Facts: 1.5-mile quad-oval, 24 degrees of banking
Race Distance: 228 laps/324 miles
Records: Single Lap - Gil de Ferran, 222.864 mph, Oct. 2003; Two-Lap Average: Alex Tagliani, 215.691 mph, June 2012
Defending Champion: Justin Wilson
This race is one of my personal favorites. It's the one that got me hooked...