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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.
5.1.1. All Entry applications shall be completed on
forms provided by INDYCAR in the manner required
by INDYCAR and shall be subject to the approval of
INDYCAR. Entries are not transferable without the
prior written approval of INDYCAR.
5.1.2. Entrant, Driver, and Car
188.8.131.52.1. An approved Entry serves as the
authorization to compete in a specific Event
or Events(s) on behalf of the specific Entrant
to whom the Car number is assigned and
acknowledgement of an agreement to the
184.108.40.206.2. If an individual/entity participates in
any Event without having properly submitted
fully executed Entry form materials, the
individual/entity, by such participation,
nevertheless agrees that the individual/entity
is subject to all Rules and all statements,
releases and obligations appearing in the
Entry form materials for the Event, as if the
individual/entity had properly submitted fully
executed Entry form materials.
220.127.116.11.3. In recognition of the support of
racing fans and efforts and monies
expended by sponsors, INDYCAR and
Event Promoter in connection with the
Events, Entrant, on behalf of Entrant Group,
agrees to participate in any and all portions
of on-Track Events in which Entrant has
submitted and INDYCAR has approved, an
Entry. Entrant agrees not to engage alone or
with others in tactics which would disrupt or
delay the on-Track Events and to cooperate
fully with ceremonies preceding, during and
following the on-Track Event and to refrain
from any conduct which would disrupt or
detract from such ceremonies.
18.104.22.168.4. Entrant understands and agrees that
INDYCAR has the right at any time to
withdraw the privileges of participation or
otherwise reject, exclude or disqualify any
member of Entrant Group, including but not
limited to any Car, Driver or other Entrant
Participant, if INDYCAR in its discretion
determines that rejection, exclusion or
disqualification is in the best interest or
integrity of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series or
the promotion of Events. Entrant, Driver and
any third party they represent, including
without limitation other Entrant Participants,
shall have no claim for damages or
injunctive relief against INDYCAR, any
Event Promoter and/or their representatives
by reason of such rejection, exclusion or
22.214.171.124.5. Entrant shall receive a designated
number of annual credentials, Event only
credentials, race mode credentials and
passenger car parking passes for each
Event as determined by INDYCAR.
126.96.36.199.1. Each Entry form must list a Driver.
188.8.131.52.2. Provided INDYCAR approves the substitution and the change takes place prior to the parade and pace laps, the original Driver entered for the Race may be substituted by:
- Oval Events - Another Driver who has already participated in practice, or a special session for the current Event.
- Road / Street Course Events - Any other Driver.
184.108.40.206.1. Participation of a Car in an Event - In order to participate in an Event, the Car
must be properly entered and be designated
and explicitly identified by Car number on
only one Entry form for that Event.
Notwithstanding any prior INDYCAR
approval, any Car participating in an Event
while in noncompliance with the above
requirements may be disqualified and any
Competitor who causes such
noncompliance may be disqualified and/or
otherwise penalized by INDYCAR.
220.127.116.11.2. Car Substitution during an Event ("Backup Cars")
18.104.22.168.2.1. An Entrant’s Backup Car must
remain on the transporter without an
Engine installed. The Backup Car may
only be removed, have an Engine
installed and used in any on Track
activities during the Event with prior
approval by INDYCAR.
22.214.171.124.2.2. An Entrant is permitted to
remove its Backup Car from its
transporter and install an Engine,
provided the Entrant is scheduled to
participate in another INDYCARapproved
activity within the next 7 days.
126.96.36.199.2.3. For international Events,
INDYCAR may require engines be
installed in all Backup Cars as
determined by space availability.
5.2.1. Entry fees must be paid in good funds as directed by INDYCAR.
5.3.1. The Entry deadline shall be stated on the Entry
form. Unless otherwise specified on the Entry form,
the hour of closing shall be 5pm E.D.T. on the day of
the Entry deadline. INDYCAR may accept or refuse
to accept late Entries. Late Entrants, if accepted,
may be penalized by INDYCAR.
5.4. Electronic Entries
5.4.1. An Entry by electronic mail or other means
delivered by the closing of the Entry deadline may
be accepted, provided it is subsequently
accompanied by the Entry fee within 48 hours of
INDYCAR's receipt of the Entry or as otherwise
directed by INDYCAR.
5.5. Reopening of Entries
5.5.1. If INDYCAR postpones an Event, INDYCAR
may authorize the reopening of Entries. Reopened
Entries shall close not less than forty-eight (48)
hours before the declared starting time of the
5.6. Failure to Participate
5.6.1. Any Driver, Entrant, or other Member who by
Entry form or other means has agreed to participate
in an Event may be penalized for failing to
participate in any portion of such Event.
5.7. Entry Change
5.7.1. All changes to an approved Entry form shall be
completed on INDYCAR provided forms and subject
to approval by INDYCAR prior to the Entrant’s Car
participating in any on Track activities.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a substitute Driver
must be approved pursuant to Rule 188.8.131.52.2.
5.8. Points and Awards
5.8.1. Entrants and Drivers displaying the mandatory
award sponsors and otherwise complying with the
Rules may be eligible to earn points and awards.
5.8.2. All awards may be withheld by INDYCAR in
whole or in part, or denied in whole or in part, if
INDYCAR determines in its discretion that any
member of Entrant Group has failed in any way to
comply with the terms and conditions of the Rules.