Andretti Autosport has been fined $25,000
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted a double-header weekend featuring INDYCAR and NASCAR. The NTT Indycar Series took the stage on Saturday.
View the Indycar penalty report below.
On Wednesday, Indycar released a penalty report. Andretti Autosport has been fined $25,000 and penalized the team 20 entrant/driver points.
The issue was discovered in post-race inspection on Saturday. The car in violation was the No. 27 entry of Alexander Rossi, who won the race.
Here’s the rulebook:
Rule 22.214.171.124: “The minimum weight shall include the car in ready-to-compete condition excluding Driver, Driver Equivalency Weight, fuel and drink bottle content.”
Rule 126.96.36.199.1: “Minimum weight for Road/Street Events – will be 1700 pounds.”
“From a sporting perspective, the car met minimum requirements,” said INDYCAR President Jay Frye.
“From a technical perspective, the way they achieved the weight is not allowed. To meet minimum weight, the drink bottle and its contents were used as car ballast, which is not permitted and why the team is being fined and penalized.”
Andretti Autosport has the option to appeal.