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IMPORTANT: The rulebook content below was released to all parties on January 16, 2017, and should be considered UNOFFICIAL. No in-season amendments or bulletins are reflected below.

1. GENERAL

1.1. Governance

1.1.1. General

1.1.1.1. The Rules govern the IndyCar Series and supersede all previous Rules, bulletins and supplementary Rules and regulations, unless otherwise indicated. Capitalized terms used in the Rules have the meanings set forth in Rule 18, Glossary.

1.1.1.2. Each Member is personally responsible for the Member’s awareness, understanding, and compliance with the Rules.

1.1.1.3. INDYCAR may penalize any Member and/or exclude any Member or equipment from any Event if INDYCAR deems any act, any omission, any condition to be hazardous and/or not meeting the specifications, requirements, spirit, illustrations, and/or intent of, the Rules. Acts, omissions or conditions that may warrant penalty and/or exclusion include without limitation any action which INDYCAR deems to be a threat to or a violation of the integrity or safety of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series and/or orderly conduct of the Event, and/or which relates to the design or construction of a Car or repairs to a damaged Car.

1.1.1.4. If the Rules do not expressly permit a variation, then the Member shall presume that such variation is not permitted. If a Member is uncertain if an act and/or part violates a Rule, the burden is on the Member to receive preapproval in writing from INDYCAR. For this purpose, e-mails are not written approval unless otherwise expressly permitted and specified by INDYCAR by bulletin. The Member assumes the risk of noncompliance. It is not necessary for a competitive advantage to be gained to constitute a violation of these Rules.

1.1.2. INDYCAR Authority

1.1.2.1. The Rules shall be applied, constructed, and interpreted by INDYCAR, and INDYCAR’s application, construction, and interpretation shall be final and binding.

1.1.2.2. INDYCAR reserves the right to revise the Rules at any time, including, without limitation, prior to or during an Event. Notices, bulletins, supplementary Rules, regulations, and penalties are effective on the date and time issued, regardless of the date and time when a Member receives actual notice.

1.1.2.3. INDYCAR shall have the following rights: (i) to authorize and supervise Events of any kind; (ii) to create, interpret, revise and enforce Rules at any time; (iii) to render decisions concerning the Rules and Events; (iv) to grant, approve, refuse, enforce or withdraw Licenses, memberships, and sanctions; (v) to assign and cancel dates for Events; (vi) to appoint and rescind the appointment of Officials; (vii) to impose, enforce and/or remove penalties for any violation of the Rules; (ix) to establish, interpret and enforce standards of eligibility for participation in Events; (x) to establish Rules for its own procedure; and (xi) to do any and all things which, in its judgment, are consistent with the enhancement, safety and/or integrity of the Events. INDYCAR also reserves the right to take whatever action and/or impose whatever penalty it deems necessary to maintain the integrity and safety of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, and/or its Events.

1.1.3. Officiating

1.1.3.1. INDYCAR will select Officials.

1.1.3.2. INDYCAR shall have the authority to take any actions and make any determinations it deems necessary or appropriate during, or in connection with, an Event including without limitation determinations as to whether a Rule violation has occurred, whether a penalty should be imposed, the specifications of any penalty and the enforcement of any penalty.

1.1.3.3. INDYCAR shall have the right to determine whether or not to publicly publish or cause to be publicly published a notice stating that INDYCAR has penalized any Member and/or rendered a judgment on a review and/or appeal. If published, the notice may include without limitation a description of the penalty or judgment and names of the affected Member(s). Having accepted the privileges and obligations of membership, the Members referenced in any such notice waive any and all rights of action against INDYCAR and/or against any individual or entity publishing such notice. INDYCAR may without limitation publicize the results referenced in such notice in the posting and awards or otherwise.

1.1.3.4. INDYCAR will (i) secure necessary timing and scoring and technical equipment; (ii) and record all timing and scoring information and technical information, including the standings of an Event; (iii) control the designated timing and scoring and technical areas; (iv) provide competition information to the Competitors, the Event Promoter and the press; (v) and facilitate the award distributions. INDYCAR shall be the final authority on the content of all official postings.

1.1.3.5. INDYCAR may without limitation order the completion, postponement, or cancellation of any Event or any portion thereof for any reason. INDYCAR may terminate a Race before its scheduled number of laps or allotted time and in such case determine the Race results and disposition of the awards and may terminate a Race after one or more Cars have finished. INDYCAR may increase or reduce the scheduled number of laps or allotted time, and/or may declare an Event completed, postponed, terminated or abandoned.

1.1.3.6. As soon as practical after the conclusion of an Event, INDYCAR shall prepare a report giving the results of the Event and may identify reviews lodged and any penalty issued.

1.1.4. Acceptance of the Rules

1.1.4.1. Every Member who is involved in and/or participates in any way in any Event shall be deemed to have a full awareness and understanding of and to have accepted, the Rules.

1.1.4.2. Every Member agrees to follow the direction of INDYCAR with respect to the enforcement and interpretation of these Rules or be subjected to penalties for failure to comply with such directions.

1.1.5. Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, Acknowledgment and Indemnity

1.1.5.1. ASSUMPTION OF RISK - EVERY MEMBER AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE RULES AND ASSUMES ALL OF THE RISK OF SUCH MEMBER’S INVOLVEMENT AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN AN EVENT.

1.1.5.2. LIABILITY RELEASE - RECOGNIZING THAT AUTOMOBILE RACING CAN BE A HAZARDOUS UNDERTAKING, MEMBERS, FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AGREE, BY THEIR MEMBERSHIP, THAT THEY RELEASE AND DISCHARGE INDYCAR GROUP FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, PERSONAL INJURY, AND/OR DEATH, IN ANY WAY RELATING TO ANY EVENT OR THE MEMBERS’ INVOLVEMENT AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, REGARDLESS OF HOW THE CLAIM MIGHT ARISE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION RACE OFFICIATING, RULE INTERPRETATION AND VIOLATIONS, PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE TRACK, AND/OR EMERGENCY TREATMENT OR RESCUE.

1.1.5.3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

1.1.5.3.1. MEMBERS RECOGNIZE THIS RELEASE APPLIES EVEN IF INDYCAR GROUP OR ANY OF THEM ACTED NEGLIGENTLY AND UNDERSTAND THAT MEMBERS MAY BE ASKED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE BY OTHER AGREEMENTS THEY MIGHT SIGN AS A PREREQUISITE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT OR EVENTS.

1.1.5.3.2. EACH MEMBER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE MEMBER HAS MADE THE MEMBER’S SPOUSE AND/OR DEPENDENTS AWARE OF THE MEMBER’S DECISION TO ASSUME AND INCUR THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH RACING WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO PURSUE CLAIMS OF WRONGDOING.

1.1.5.4. INDEMNITY – EACH MEMBER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLATION OF MEMBER'S AGREEMENTS BY MEMBER, MEMBER'S REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDING LOVED ONES AFFECTED BY MEMBER'S INVOLVEMENT AND/OR PARTICIPATION, AND MEMBER'S PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS. THIS RESPONSIBILITY APPLIES TO ALL VIOLATIONS OF MEMBER'S AGREEMENTS WITH INDYCAR. THIS INCLUDES THE MISUSE OF CREDENTIALS AND THE FAILURE TO ACCEPT THE ASSUMPTION OF RISK, THE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, THE BINDING NATURE OF THE RULES, INDYCAR'S INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES, AND THE FINALITY OF THE APPEAL PROCEDURE. MEMBER UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDES THE DUTY TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD INDYCAR GROUP HARMLESS FROM THE CONSEQUENCES AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE VIOLATION.

1.2. Safety

1.2.1. Safety Policy - While INDYCAR seeks to maintain safe conditions for Competitors and others taking into account all aspects of the Event, Members recognize that conditions may not be safe and can be affected by human error. At any Event, each Member acknowledges and agrees that racing is a hazardous activity and each Member’s involvement and/or participation is with expressed assumption of this risk.

1.2.1.1. While acknowledging the inherent risk of racing to Competitors and other Members involved and/or participating in an Event, Members are personally responsible for their own safety, for the safety of each Member of Member Group and for the safety of their racing equipment. No Event Promoter, INDYCAR, or any Manufacturer, or other Member is responsible for the adequacy of any Member’s racing equipment or racing activity to accomplish this purpose. No Event Promoter, INDYCAR, or any Manufacturer or other Member makes any representation, express warranty, implied warranty or covenant that safety equipment and/or personnel will prevent or reduce the Member’s risk or extent of injury in any Event.

1.2.1.2. INDYCAR may take any action including canceling, postponing, temporarily stopping or delaying an Event, if INDYCAR determines that basic safety requires such action. INDYCAR may order off the Track any Member or Car that INDYCAR determines constitutes a hazard. INDYCAR may, prohibit any Member or Member’s equipment from entering or continuing in an Event. Except as provided in Rule 12.2.1, none of such decisions during an Event may be reviewed and/or appealed. In the event a Driver is ordered off the Track due solely to driving performance, the Entrant may replace the Driver with a Driver approved by INDYCAR and continue in the Event pursuant to Rule 5.1.2.2.2.

1.2.2. Security

1.2.2.1. Only authorized individuals are permitted on the Track and in other restricted locations designated by INDYCAR or an Event Promoter including without limitation spotter stands, corner worker stations, safety truck locations, photographer locations and broadcast platforms.

1.2.2.2. INDYCAR and the Event Promoter have the right to engage in such searches of individuals and property at any Race Location, as they deem necessary or appropriate for the safety and security of the Event. If they deem necessary, INDYCAR and the Event Promoter have the right but are not required to removeany individual and/or property from the Race Location.

1.2.2.3. INDYCAR may but is not required to penalize any Entrant, Associate, or other Member whose representative or equipment enters a restricted area at any Race Location prior to the scheduled opening time or remains in a restricted area at a Race Location after the scheduled closing time without prior approval from INDYCAR and the Event Promoter.

1.2.2.4. Only Members possessing a valid Driver’s license may operate a motorized vehicle in a restricted area during an Event. Only INDYCAR-approved vehicles are permitted in the pit area. INDYCAR and/or an Event Promoter may have additional or different requirements for a particular Event and INDYCAR may modify the foregoing Rule accordingly.

1.2.2.5. Members must not operate or permit another individual to operate a motorized or nonmotorized vehicle at the Race Location negligently, recklessly or without due consideration to Members, spectators or others.

1.2.2.6. Smoking is not permitted on the Track, in the pit area, or in any fuel service area. INDYCAR and/or an Event Promoter may have additional or different requirements for a particular Event and INDYCAR may modify the foregoing Rule to the extent permitted or required by law.

1.2.2.7. The possession of firearms by non-law enforcement personnel during an Event is prohibited.

1.2.2.8. The use of drones or any other unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) at an Event is prohibited unless approved in advance in writing by INDYCAR’s President of Competition and Operations. As a condition of such approval, INDYCAR may require a Member to agree in writing with a policy statement that may include, without limitation: i) compliance with all applicable local, state and federal, rules and regulations; ii) adherence with INDYCAR-designated standards of use of the drone or UAS; iii) provision of insurance as required by INDYCAR and/or the Event promoter; and iv) completion of all applicable location releases and other agreements regarding the use of any photograph, video, footage, data, and/or other information gathered by the drone or UAS.

1.2.3. Medical/Rescue Requirements and Injury Reports

1.2.3.1. INDYCAR may require the Event Promoter to use, in compliance with local regulations and/or FIA requirements, medical/rescue personnel and equipment acceptable to INDYCAR to provide Members with assessment and treatment of emergency medical conditions.

1.2.3.2. A Driver may be required to demonstrate ability to exit the Car to INDYCAR’s satisfaction by a method as determined by INDYCAR.

1.2.3.3. A Driver involved in a crash or injured in an incident must report to the medical center or as directed by INDYCAR and may neither continue in the Event nor participate in future Events without clearance from INDYCAR.

1.2.3.4. Any other Member involved in a crash or injured in an incident must report to the medical center or as directed by INDYCAR before departing the Race Location prior to the conclusion of the Event.

1.2.4. Biomedical Research and Device Testing Policy – All Members must comply with INDYCAR’s Biomedical Research and Device Testing Policy available from the INDYCAR office.

1.2.5. Data Sharing Policy - All Members agree:

1.2.5.1. INDYCAR owns any and all rights to exploit the Events and/or, without limiting the foregoing, the IndyCar Series, or portions thereof, including without limitation, all photographic, video, audio, films, still and/or motion picture images, sounds and data or other reproductions thereof (e.g., in-car audio, in-car video, in-car radio, other electronic transmissions between cars and crews and timing and scoring information).

1.2.5.2. INDYCAR may disclose the data to third parties for any purpose including, without limitation, safety and/or medical research.

1.2.5.3. If an individual desires to receive any such data from INDYCAR, the individual shall submit a request in writing to the President of Competition and Operations.

1.2.5.3.1. The written request shall specify the data requested and the proposed use of the data.

1.2.5.3.2. INDYCAR shall determine whether to provide the data, taking into account such factors as the nature of the data requested, the uses for which the individual requests the data and whether or not consent and/or approval of any other individual is required or appropriate in order to release the data.

1.2.5.3.3. The individual requesting the data will be required to execute an agreement regarding approved uses for the data and the confidential treatment of any data that INDYCAR approves for use by the individual.

1.2.5.4. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Entrant may record its own pit stop activities from its own pit area during Events for the purpose of internal evaluation. All other activities and/or uses require prior INDYCAR written approval.

1.2.6. Safety Inspections - INDYCAR may inspect any equipment prior to each Event and re-inspect equipment at any time including, without limitation, before, during or after each Event. An Entrant may be required to replace without limitation seats, seat belts, helmets, headrests, head restraint systems and other equipment at any time, as determined by INDYCAR.

1.2.7. Personal Safety Equipment

1.2.7.1. Drivers - All Drivers must wear:

  1. Fire resistant one piece uniform conforming to SFI 3.2A/5 or FIA 8856-2000 specifications;
  2. Fire resistant socks;
  3. Fire resistant shoes;
  4. Fire resistant gloves;
  5. Nomex underwear long sleeve tops and full length bottoms;
  6. Fire resistant head sock.

1.2.7.1.1. All removable dental appliances, chewing gum, rings, watches and other jewelry and comparable items should be removed before a Driver participates in any on-Track Event.

1.2.7.1.2. Helmets - All Drivers must wear safety helmets designed specifically for automobile racing that meet or exceed the FIA 8860-2010 specification. Helmets must be spherical in shape and be fitted with a face shield that has an INDYCAR-approved positive latching mechanism designed to keep the shield down in the event of a crash. Aerodynamic devices must not protrude more than 0.250 inches from the surface outside of the shaded area shown below. Inside the shaded area, a 0.500 inch high device is allowed. Flat back designs are not permitted. All helmets must be fitted with the INDYCAR approved removal system.

Helmets

1.2.7.1.2.1. The visor shall be fitted with a reinforcement panel in accordance with the 2011 F1 VISOR REINFORCEMENT PANEL FOR FIA 8860 HELMET specification. The original visor, before the reinforcement panel is fitted, shall be certified with the helmet to FIA 8860- 2010.

1.2.7.1.3. All helmets must be inspected and approved by INDYCAR before use and are subject to confiscation and re-inspection by INDYCAR at any time, including, without limitation, before, during or after each Event. INDYCAR shall affix stickers to the helmets signifying approval for use. At any time, including, without limitation before, during or after each Event, INDYCAR may remove the approval stickers and require the helmets to be re-inspected and refurbished by a certified helmet manufacturer before INDYCAR will consider them for re-approval. The helmet manufacturer must submit to INDYCAR documentation stating the refurbished helmet is approved for use in competition in accordance with the Rules.

1.2.7.1.4. Head Restraint Systems - INDYCAR requires the use of head restraint systems. Head restraint systems must meet or exceed FIA 8858-2010 certifications and be approved by INDYCAR.

1.2.7.1.4.1 All head restraint systems must be inspected and approved by INDYCAR before use and are subject to confiscation and re-inspection by INDYCAR at any time, including, without limitation, before, during or after each Event. INDYCAR shall issue a serial number to each head restraint system signifying approval for use. At any time, including, without limitation before, during or after each Event, INDYCAR may remove the serial numbers and require the head restraint system to be re-inspected and refurbished by the FIA certified head restraint system manufacturer before INDYCAR will consider it for re-approval. The head restraint system manufacturer must submit to INDYCAR documentation stating that the head restraint system is approved by FIA for use in competition in accordance with the Rules.

1.2.7.1.5. Ear Pieces – All Drivers must wear INDYCAR-supplied instrumented earpieces. Earpieces must be presented to INDYCAR for testing before each Event and upon request. Repair and/or replacement of the earpieces may be at the Driver’s expense.

1.2.7.2. Crew Members and Other Competitors Participating in a Pit Stop – Over the wall crew members and any Member physically participating in the refueling process shall wear:

  1. Fire resistant uniforms conforming to SFI 3.2 A/1 specifications;
  2. Fire resistant shoes;
  3. Fire resistant gloves;
  4. Nomex underwear long sleeve tops and full length bottoms;
  5. Fire resistant head sock (fueler and deadman);
  6. Full-face helmet with fire-retardant Nomex lining (fueler only, visor must remain down during fueling process); and
  7. INDYCAR-approved helmet (Over-the-wall Competitors only).

1.2.7.3. Crew Members, Other Competitors, and Officials - Except as provided in Rule 1.2.7.1 and Rule 1.2.7.2, all Competitors and Officials on the trackside of Pit Lane must adhere to the following dress code:

  1. Long pants;
  2. Closed-toe shoes; and
  3. Shirts with sleeves (no tank tops).

1.2.7.3.1. This Rule does not apply to individuals in the pit area who are not Competitors or Officials or to any individuals in the garage area or non-restricted areas.

1.2.7.3.2. INDYCAR and/or an Event Promoter may have additional or different requirements for a particular Event.

1.3. Logo Display 

1.3.1. All Members agree to comply with the INDYCAR Style Guide available from INDYCAR, including, without limitation, display of all required emblems on all uniforms, Cars and other equipment and/or use of all required equipment.

1.4. Advertising

1.4.1. INDYCAR may regulate or deny the advertising of any product on equipment, apparel or otherwise in connection with a Member, INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series or any Event.

1.4.2. Advertising may not be displayed until it has been approved by INDYCAR. INDYCAR may disapprove advertising for any reason, including, without limitation, advertising which it determines is offensive, inappropriate, illegal, undignified, in conflict with any INDYCAR or Event Promoter sponsorship, potentially confusing or may detract from the interest in any Event and/or the integrity of INDYCAR and/or the IndyCar Series.

1.4.3. INDYCAR may require a Member to agree in writing with a policy statement regarding advertising of a particular product.

1.4.4. Product advertising must comply with all Rules, including without limitation, size.

1.5. Title Sponsor

1.5.1. No Member shall grant any sponsorship or other promotional rights to any Title Sponsor Competitor (as defined below) or for any products or services in the Title Sponsor Category (as defined below) unless approved by the Title Sponsor.

1.5.1.1. For purposes of this Rule 1.5, Title Sponsor Competitor is defined as any company whose primary business product or service is a competitor of the Title Sponsor's in the Title Sponsor's Category, regardless of whether the Title Sponsor Competitor activates within the Title Sponsor's Category.

1.5.1.2. For purposes of this Rule 1.5, Title Sponsor Category is defined as:

1.5.1.2.1. Wireless telecommunications services, which refers to wireless voice, messaging and data communication services including wireless networks and successor technologies (e.g. 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Advanced Wireless Services, Multicast) (collectively “Wireless Services”);

1.5.1.2.2. Voice Over IP (VOIP), which refers to transmission technologies for delivery of voice communication over IP networks such as the Internet;

1.5.1.2.3. Wireline telephone services, which refers to local and long distance voice telecommunication enabled via wires or cables;

1.5.1.2.4. Television services, which refers to the distribution of television and video programming from multiple programming sources that are licensed and aggregated together and offered on a subscription or on demand basis;

1.5.1.2.5. Online Video distribution services, which refers to the distribution of video content via the Internet;

1.5.1.2.6. Wireline and wireless broadband Internet and data services, including service that enables an Internet or data connection (e.g. modems, USB Modem, PC Cards, MiFi, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot);

1.5.1.2.7. Cloud services, which refers to cloud computing and storage services;

1.5.1.2.8. Telematics and machine-to-machine communication/connectivity;

1.5.1.2.9. Network and Internet security, which refers to the protection of a network and the Internet including software and hardware used to prevent unauthorized access, modification or destruction to a network, or used to protect information exchanged via a network;

1.5.1.2.10. Health information technology, which refers to the management of health information including the storage, exchange, transmission or security of electronic health records and other such health related information;

1.5.1.2.11. Smart grid technology, which refers to the modernization of electrical grid technology including the use of communications technology to gather, manage and communicate such information to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity;

1.5.1.2.12. “Wireless Emerging Technology,” which shall mean new products, services and solutions leveraging Wireless Services such as connected devices, smart accessories and smart home/office/city products and services and, for the avoidance of doubt, includes any new technology, service or device developed leveraging Wireless Services for the purpose of distributing INDYCAR Content.

1.5.2. Notwithstanding Rule 1.5.1, no Member shall be required to breach any existing agreement in effect as of March 12, 2014 and may continue to fulfill its obligations to such parties in accordance with the terms of such agreements, including renewal of those agreements subject to the limitation that any such renewal shall not increase a Title Sponsor Competitor’s prominence (i.e. visibility or sponsorship rights) with respect to the Member within the IndyCar Series.

1.6. Product Use

1.6.1. A Member shall not make a false or potentially false public or private statement concerning any product used or said to have been used in any Event. An Entrant may be required to provide INDYCAR with an affidavit certifying product use. Display of an emblem on a Car or uniform does not constitute a statement concerning use.

1.6.2. INDYCAR may certify that a product was used at any Event(s). A product manufacturer desiring to have INDYCAR certify that its product was used in any Event(s) must follow the procedures outlined in Rule 1.6.3.

1.6.3. To be eligible to receive certification of product use, the product manufacturer must agree in writing to the following:

1.6.3.1. The product manufacturer must agree in writing to be bound by the Rules and must agree to be subject to penalty pursuant to the Rules.

1.6.3.2. Product manufacturers posting awards contingent on product use and the display of advertising during an Event must provide INDYCAR with a statement of the conditions at least 30 days prior to the Event. The product manufacturer shall provide INDYCAR with proof of award distribution in accordance with these conditions within 30 days of certification by INDYCAR of the product use.

1.6.3.3. Any advertisement of products and the related use of these products during an Event must be consistent with the facts as determined by INDYCAR and must not be likely to deceive, deceives, or mislead the public.

1.6.3.4. INDYCAR may add or revoke requirements, as it deems appropriate.

1.6.4. Event Activities

1.6.5. Activities - INDYCAR may schedule mandatory meetings and/or activities for Members. INDYCAR may require a meeting with Member(s) at any time. Each Member must attend and actively participate in all official meetings and other activities designated by INDYCAR as mandatory for that Member at the times and locations designated by INDYCAR. These may include, but are not limited to the following:

1.6.5.1. Competition

1.6.5.1.1. Competition Meetings - INDYCAR may conduct one or more meetings of Drivers, team managers, spotters and chief mechanics to discuss general application, construction and interpretation of the Rules and any specific Rules applying to a particular Event.

1.6.5.1.2. Driver Meetings - Attendance at such Driver meetings may be limited to only the Driver participating in the Event. Additional attendees may also be invited to attend.

1.6.5.2. Media

1.6.5.2.1 Testing

1.6.5.2.1.1. Members agree to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of media availability per on Track Test Day.

1.6.5.2.2. Pre-Race Activities

1.6.5.2.2.1. Driver Autograph Sessions – INDYCAR may conduct one or more autograph sessions of Drivers during each Event.

1.6.5.2.2.2. Practice – Requested Drivers must attend post-practice media appearance.

1.6.5.2.2.3. Qualifications – Drivers must attend the following:

  1. Pole Qualifying media “bullpen” appearance.
  2. Pole winner photograph obligations.
  3. Immediately following qualifications, media center appearance: Oval Events: the Drivers starting in the first row and any other requested Drivers.
  4. Immediately following qualifications, media center appearance: Road Course/Street Course Events: the top six (6) Drivers.

1.6.5.2.2.4. Pre-Race Ceremonies - In preparation for a Race, Drivers shall follow the instructions of INDYCAR. Unless otherwise directed, the Drivers shall proceed to the Pre-Race stage and fully participate in Pre-Race ceremonies including without limitation any Driver introductions and/or Track laps.

1.6.5.2.3. Post-Race Activities - Upon completion of a Race, all Competitors shall follow the instructions of INDYCAR. Unless otherwise directed, the top three finishers in the Race shall proceed to victory lane as instructed by INDYCAR and fully participate in post-Race ceremonies including without limitation, not removing, obscuring, or otherwise altering any sponsor recognition. Specifically at a minimum, this includes the following:

1.6.5.2.3.1. The winning Driver must attend and participate in post-Race interviews in victory lane. The winning Driver and Car Owner of a Race agree to permit the display on the Car in victory lane, as designated by INDYCAR, at least one item from the Title Sponsor and one item from the Car’s sponsor as determined by INDYCAR, including size, location and placement of such item(s). The winning Driver and Entrant agrees to participate in a photograph session with the Event sponsor(s) and guests.

1.6.5.2.3.2. The 2nd through 5th place Drivers must stop in Pit Lane or such other area as designated by INDYCAR and participate in media interviews.

1.6.5.2.3.3. The 2nd and 3rd place Drivers must proceed to victory lane and join the Race winner in post-Race ceremonies. The top three finishers must wear INDYCAR provided hats in the following order: Firestone, IndyCar Series and Engine Manufacturer.

1.6.5.2.3.4. Immediately following victory lane ceremonies, the winning Driver, 2nd place Driver and 3rd place Driver must attend and participate in post-Race interviews in the media center.

1.6.5.2.3.5. Following the media center interviews, the winning Driver shall attend and participate in a satellite media tour and radio media tour, if requested by INDYCAR. At select Races, the Race winner shall stay overnight for a victory media tour the following Day.

1.6.5.2.3.6. All other Drivers agree to attend and participate in the post-Race media center interview process, if requested by INDYCAR.

1.6.5.2.3.7. All selected Cars must be presented at technical inspection as directed by INDYCAR.

1.6.5.2.4. Indianapolis 500® Mile Race - All Drivers in the Starting Lineup must attend and actively participate in media events, at such times and locations as designated by INDYCAR, for a media day/photograph and video shoot, with travel provided by INDYCAR. The winning Driver must take the traditional drink of milk in victory lane. The winning Driver and Car owner must attend and participate in the victory banquet at such times and locations as designated by INDYCAR. The winning Driver agrees to attend and participate in a national media tour that may include a trip or trips to national media markets.

1.6.5.2.5. Championship - All Drivers and Entrants mathematically eligible to win the end of season Driver and/or Entrant point standings agree to attend and participate in activities as follows:

1.6.5.2.5.1. Race market for final Race: a media activity approximately four weeks prior to the end of season Event.

1.6.5.2.5.2. During the final five (5) Races: designated pre-Race and/or post-Race media requirements, including national media teleconferences, press conferences, satellite media tours and/or radio tours as directed by INDYCAR.

1.6.5.2.5.3. Championship Event(s) during Event week: (a) media event(s) as designated by INDYCAR

1.6.5.2.5.4. IndyCar Series Champion: a national media tour that could include a trip or trips to national media markets, if requested by INDYCAR.

1.6.5.2.6. Celebration - The winning Driver and Car owner must attend and participate in the celebration at such times and locations as designated by INDYCAR.

1.6.6. Penalties – INDYCAR shall determine whether a Member has failed to attend, failed to actively participate, or engaged in inappropriate conduct during a meeting or mandatory activity. The following penalties may apply:

1.6.6.1. First Offense - First Offense - $5,000 and/or require attendance at an additional/substitute meeting and/or promotional appearances.

1.6.6.2. Each Additional Violation – INDYCAR may double the fine, require attendance at an additional/substitute meeting or meetings, or activity or activities.

1.6.6.3. Whether in attendance or not, Members shall be charged with knowledge of the matters discussed at all meetings (whether mandatory or not). A Member and the Member’s Entrant waive the right to review and/or appeal any penalties that may be assessed for any violation of the Rules if the Member was absent, did not actively participate or engaged in inappropriate conduct at the meeting.

1.6.6.4. Cellular telephones or wireless mobile devices may only be used for the purpose of taking notes during any meeting and/or activity unless approved by INDYCAR.