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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.
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124. Each Member is personally responsible
for the Member’s awareness, understanding,
and compliance with the Rules.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. 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
184.108.40.206. The Rules shall be applied, constructed,
and interpreted by INDYCAR, and INDYCAR’s
application, construction, and interpretation shall
be final and binding.
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124. INDYCAR will select Officials.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. 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
184.108.40.206. 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
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124. 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
126.96.36.199. 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
188.8.131.52. 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.
184.108.40.206. LIABILITY RELEASE - RECOGNIZING
THAT AUTOMOBILE RACING CAN BE A
HAZARDOUS UNDERTAKING, MEMBERS,
FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR HEIRS,
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
220.127.116.11.1. 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.
18.104.22.168.2. 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.
22.214.171.124. 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.
1.2.1. 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.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. 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 184.108.40.206.2.
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168. 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.
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. 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.
184.108.40.206. 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.
220.127.116.11. The possession of firearms by non-law enforcement personnel during an Event is prohibited.
18.104.22.168. 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
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199. A Driver may be required to demonstrate ability to exit the Car to INDYCAR’s satisfaction by a method as determined by INDYCAR.
188.8.131.52. 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.
184.108.40.206. 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:
220.127.116.11. 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).
18.104.22.168. INDYCAR may disclose the data to third
parties for any purpose including, without
limitation, safety and/or medical research.
22.214.171.124. 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.
126.96.36.199.1. The written request shall specify the
data requested and the proposed use of the
188.8.131.52.2. 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.
184.108.40.206.3. 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
220.127.116.11. 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
1.2.7. Personal Safety Equipment
18.104.22.168. Drivers - All Drivers must wear:
- Fire resistant one piece uniform conforming to SFI 3.2A/5 or FIA 8856-2000 specifications;
- Fire resistant socks;
- Fire resistant shoes;
- Fire resistant gloves;
- Nomex underwear long sleeve tops and full length bottoms;
- Fire resistant head sock.
22.214.171.124.1. All removable dental appliances,
chewing gum, rings, watches and other
jewelry and comparable items should be
removed before a Driver participates in any
126.96.36.199.2. 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.
188.8.131.52.2.1. 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-
184.108.40.206.3. 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.
220.127.116.11.4. 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.
18.104.22.168.4.1 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.
22.214.171.124.5. 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.
126.96.36.199. 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:
- Fire resistant uniforms conforming to SFI 3.2 A/1 specifications;
- Fire resistant shoes;
- Fire resistant gloves;
- Nomex underwear long sleeve tops and full length bottoms;
- Fire resistant head sock (fueler and deadman);
- Full-face helmet with fire-retardant Nomex lining (fueler only, visor must remain down during fueling process); and
- INDYCAR-approved helmet (Over-the-wall Competitors only).
188.8.131.52. Crew Members, Other Competitors, and Officials - Except as provided in Rule 184.108.40.206 and Rule 220.127.116.11, all Competitors and Officials on
the trackside of Pit Lane must adhere to the
following dress code:
- Long pants;
- Closed-toe shoes; and
- Shirts with sleeves (no tank tops).
18.104.22.168.1. 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.
22.214.171.124.2. 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.
1.4.1. 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.
126.96.36.199. 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.
188.8.131.52. For purposes of this Rule 1.5, Title
Sponsor Category is defined as:
184.108.40.206.1. 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”);
220.127.116.11.2. Voice Over IP (VOIP), which refers
to transmission technologies for delivery of
voice communication over IP networks such
as the Internet;
18.104.22.168.3. Wireline telephone services, which
refers to local and long distance voice
telecommunication enabled via wires or
22.214.171.124.4. 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
126.96.36.199.5. Online Video distribution services,
which refers to the distribution of video
content via the Internet;
188.8.131.52.6. 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);
184.108.40.206.7. Cloud services, which refers to
cloud computing and storage services;
220.127.116.11.8. Telematics and machine-to-machine
18.104.22.168.9. 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
22.214.171.124.10. 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
126.96.36.199.11. 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;
188.8.131.52.12. “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:
184.108.40.206. 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.
220.127.116.11. 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.
18.104.22.168. 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.
22.214.171.124. 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:
126.96.36.199.1. 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
188.8.131.52.2. 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
184.108.40.206.1.1. Members agree to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of media availability per on Track Test Day.
220.127.116.11.2. Pre-Race Activities
18.104.22.168.2.1. Driver Autograph Sessions – INDYCAR may conduct one or more
autograph sessions of Drivers during
22.214.171.124.2.2. Practice – Requested Drivers
must attend post-practice media
126.96.36.199.2.3. Qualifications – Drivers must attend the following:
- Pole Qualifying media “bullpen” appearance.
- Pole winner photograph obligations.
- Immediately following qualifications, media center appearance: Oval Events: the Drivers starting in the first row and any other requested Drivers.
- Immediately following qualifications, media center appearance: Road Course/Street Course Events: the top six (6) Drivers.
188.8.131.52.2.4. 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.
184.108.40.206.3. 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
220.127.116.11.3.1. 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.
18.104.22.168.3.2. The 2nd through 5th place
Drivers must stop in Pit Lane or such
other area as designated by INDYCAR
and participate in media interviews.
22.214.171.124.3.3. 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
126.96.36.199.3.4. 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.
188.8.131.52.3.5. 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
184.108.40.206.3.6. All other Drivers agree to
attend and participate in the post-Race
media center interview process, if
requested by INDYCAR.
220.127.116.11.3.7. All selected Cars must be
presented at technical inspection as
directed by INDYCAR.
18.104.22.168.4. 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.
22.214.171.124.5. 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:
126.96.36.199.5.1. Race market for final Race: a
media activity approximately four weeks
prior to the end of season Event.
188.8.131.52.5.2. 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
184.108.40.206.5.3. Championship Event(s) during
Event week: (a) media event(s) as
designated by INDYCAR
220.127.116.11.5.4. IndyCar Series Champion: a
national media tour that could include a
trip or trips to national media markets, if
requested by INDYCAR.
18.104.22.168.6. 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:
22.214.171.124. First Offense - First Offense - $5,000 and/or require
attendance at an additional/substitute meeting
and/or promotional appearances.
126.96.36.199. Each Additional Violation – INDYCAR may
double the fine, require attendance at an
additional/substitute meeting or meetings, or
activity or activities.
188.8.131.52. 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.
184.108.40.206. 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.