Engine Manufacturer Championship
***Note: All points procedures and totals are subject to change prior to the start of the 2017 season.
Engine manufacturer championship points will be awarded to the top three finishing positions for each manufacturer in a race using the same points structure as used for entrant and driver points (50 points for first place, 40 for second, etc.). Double points races – the Indianapolis 500 and Sonoma Raceway finale – will yield double points for engine manufacturers as well (100 points for first, 80 for second, etc.).
Also, two points are awarded at each race for the engine manufacturer leading the most cumulative laps and one point is awarded to the engine manufacturer that qualifies in the pole position at all races except the Indianapolis 500. Nine points will be awarded to the engine manufacturer that wins the pole position at the Indianapolis 500.
Additional points are available to manufacturers for an engine that meets the 2,500-mile threshold (10 points), but manufacturer points will be deducted for an engine that fails to complete its life cycle (20 points).