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7. AT TRACK PROCEDURES
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.
7.1. On Track Conditions
7.1.1. INDYCAR determines the Track Condition.
Track Conditions include the following:
7.1.2. Green Condition The Green Condition signifies racing conditions.
7.1.3. Yellow Condition The Yellow Condition signifies caution.
184.108.40.206. Ovals Events All Drivers shall reduce
speed immediately, proceed with caution,
maintain position and yield to safety vehicles
220.127.116.11.1. Practice / Qualifications Lap
timing ceases at the declaration of a Yellow
Condition. Cars are required to return to
their respective Pit Boxes.
18.104.22.168. Road/Street Courses (Local) - All Drivers
shall reduce speed by a minimum of 15% or
greater if conditions warrant and be prepared to
stop. Overtaking is not permitted between the
first Yellow Condition and the subsequent Green
22.214.171.124.1. The Pit Lane is closed upon a Full
Course Yellow Condition.
126.96.36.199.2. Any Car with the nose of the Car
past the Pit Commitment Line before the
Yellow Condition may enter its Pit Box.
188.8.131.52.3. Any Car with the nose of the Car not
past the Pit Commitment Line before the
Yellow Condition should remain on the
Racing Surface. If that Car enters Pit Lane,
it may drive through and rejoin on the Track
according to the Car’s Blend Line order. If
the Car enters its Pit Box:
184.108.40.206.3.1. Damage may be repaired,
220.127.116.11.3.2. If a Tire is damaged, all Tires may be changed.
18.104.22.168.3.3. If low on fuel, the fuel probe
may be plugged in for a maximum of
two (2) seconds.
22.214.171.124.3.4. The Car will restart from the
rear of the Restarting Lineup.
126.96.36.199.3.5. INDYCAR may further
penalize any Competitor who performs
any additional work on a Car.
188.8.131.52.4. INDYCAR will dispatch the Pace
Car to pick up the Race leader. Cars must
form a single file line and pack up behind the
Pace Car. INDYCAR may allow one or
more Cars to pass any Car not packing up
184.108.40.206.5. INDYCAR signals when the Pit Lane
220.127.116.11.6. Cars may enter the Pit Lane upon
18.104.22.168.7. Cars exiting Pit Lane rejoin on the
Track according to their Blend Line order.
22.214.171.124.8. A Car may pass another Car, only if:
126.96.36.199.8.1. Both Cars are in Pit Lane
188.8.131.52.8.2. The other Car is stopped on
184.108.40.206.8.3. The Driver of the other Car
has waved by all of the passing Cars in
an INDYCAR-specified location and
approved by INDYCAR, or
220.127.116.11.8.4. The other Car is not
maintaining the pace lap speed.
18.104.22.168. A Car must not use Pit Lane to improve its
position relative to the Pace Car or any Car
remaining on the Racing Surface, but a Car may
improve its position relative to other Cars in Pit
22.214.171.124. INDYCAR shall determine if the leader or
any other Car fails to pace the Race as directed.
INDYCAR shall determine the penalty. Such
decision is not subject to review and/or appeal.
7.1.4. Red Condition - The Red Condition signifies
suspension of on-Track activities. All Drivers are
required to slow to caution speed, maintain position
and yield to safety vehicles and personnel. All timing
and scoring shall be suspended at the declaration of
the Red Condition.
126.96.36.199. Practice/Qualifying - Cars are required
to return to their Pit Boxes.
188.8.131.52.1. Practice (Road/Street Courses) - Any Driver involved in an incident that
results in the declaration of a Red Condition
will be subject to the following:
- Any time a Driver is involved in more than
one (1) incident that results in the
declaration of Red Condition during the
same practice session, that Driver will be
assessed a penalty of ten (10) minutes of
Green Condition time during that session for
- Any Driver requiring the assistance of Track
Safety/Officials during the Red Condition will
be subject to Rule 184.108.40.206.1a.
220.127.116.11. Parade and Pace Laps / Race - The
following procedures will be in effect:
- Competitors must proceed cautiously to a
location designated by Officials. The Pit Lane
is declared to be closed in a manner consistent
with Rule 18.104.22.168.
- Two (2) crew members are allowed over the
wall to attend to the Car and Driver.
- Unless otherwise approved by INDYCAR, the
work permitted on Cars while in the designated
location consists of plugging in a booster
battery, applying towels to bodywork, providing
the Driver a drink bottle and fan, and placing
fans in the radiator boxes for cooling. Cars
must return to their Pit Boxes for any additional
- Items which may produce a safety issue must
be repaired, replaced and/or removed at the
direction of INDYCAR. Cars must return to
their Pit Boxes for work.
22.214.171.124.1. INDYCAR approved work performed
on a Car while under a Red Condition,
including under Rule 126.96.36.199d, will result in
the Car being placed at the rear of the
188.8.131.52.2. If a Car is in its Pit Box, behind the
pit wall or in the garage when the Red
Condition is declared, all work must stop
until the Red Condition has been
184.108.40.206.3. If a Car cannot proceed from the
Track to Pit Lane, it must return to its Pit
Box when able to do so, and no work may
be performed until the Red Condition has
220.127.116.11.4. Unapproved work performed on a
Car not related to INDYCAR approved
safety issues while under a Red Condition
will result in a minimum two (2) lap penalty,
which will be enforced in a manner
determined by INDYCAR.
7.1.5. The decision as to whether to declare a Green,
Yellow, Full Course Yellow Condition, or Red
Condition may not be reviewed and/or appealed.
7.1.6. While additional information regarding Track
Condition is included in the Flag Code and Track
condition lights section for convenience, this
information is equally applicable to the other
systems of notification (track lights, pit closed lights,
team broadcast frequency, track condition radio and
7.1.7. Decisions by INDYCAR are effective
immediately, regardless of the time the declaration is
received by the Competitors. INDYCAR uses
multiple systems to notify Competitors of such
decisions and will make a reasonable effort to
declare Track Condition changes at the time they
are determined. All Competitors shall react to the
first notification they receive. The systems include
18.104.22.168. Track Lights - Green, Yellow and/or Red
lights positioned around the Track above the
retaining wall adjacent to the debris fence.
22.214.171.124. Pit Closed Lights - Yellow lights
positioned prior to the Pit Lane entrance to
signify the Pit Lane is open or closed. If the light
is on, the Pit Lane is closed. If the light is off,
the Pit Lane is open.
126.96.36.199. "Team Broadcast Frequency" - The radio
frequency used by INDYCAR to provide direct
communication to Entrants during Events. The
spotter (if applicable) and a representative of the
Entrant in the Entrant’s Pit Box must both
monitor the Team Broadcast Frequency.
Entrants failing to monitor the Team Broadcast
Frequency shall be charged with knowledge of
communication on such frequency and are
subject to penalty. Member radios, with the
exception of Officials, must not be capable of
transmitting on this frequency. Members failing
to follow directions may be penalized.
188.8.131.52. Track Condition Radio ("TCR") – An in-Car warning light system activated by
INDYCAR. Radio, harness and antenna must be
used as specified by INDYCAR, and the
antenna must be mounted in the INDYCAR-specified
184.108.40.206.1. Oval Events - The TCR signals a
220.127.116.11.2. Road/Street Course Events - The
TCR signals a Full Course Yellow Condition
during a Race or Red Condition during
practice or Qualifying sessions.
18.104.22.168. Instant Messaging – A two-way software
messaging system used to provide direct text
communication between Entrants and INDYCAR
during Events. INDYCAR will send messages
where applicable to the Entrant(s). This system
may be used to communicate Track conditions,
send warnings, penalties, or other information to
the Entrant. The system may send information to
an individual Entrant or to all Entrants. All
Entrants must connect to the INDYCAR-supplied
instant messaging system prior to Cars going
22.214.171.124.1. Instant Messaging Protocol – In
addition to messages sent by INDYCAR to
Entrants pursuant to Rule 126.96.36.199,
may send relevant messages to INDYCAR.
Use of the instant messaging system for any
reason, including, without limitation,
irrelevant, abusive, and/or unnecessarily
repetitive messages, will result in monetary
7.2. Flag Codes and Track Condition Lights
7.2.1. Green - signifies a Green Condition.
- Practice – A practice session has begun.
- Qualifications – A Qualifications attempt or
segment has begun.
- Race – Unless otherwise instructed, a Race
188.8.131.52. Road/Street Courses Events Only - Signifies the end of the Yellow Condition at the
point where the flag is displayed or track
condition light is illuminated.
7.2.2. Yellow - signifies a Yellow Condition. During
Road/Street Course Events:
184.108.40.206. Local – Signifies the start of the Yellow
Condition at the point where the flag is displayed
or track condition light is illuminated.
- Motionless – A motionless yellow flag means
reduce speed, overtaking not permitted, be
prepared to take evasive action, a hazard
beside or near the edge of the Track or a
forewarning of a waved yellow flag ahead.
- Waved - A waved yellow flag means reduce
speed, overtaking is not permitted, be
prepared to take evasive action or stop, a
hazard wholly or partially blocking the Track.
220.127.116.11. Full Course – Standing double yellow
flags displayed at all marshal’s posts, including
the starter’s stand.
7.2.3. Black - The Driver shall proceed to his/her Pit
Box on the next lap and follow the instructions of
18.104.22.168. INDYCAR may declare a black flag for a
Car if it determines that:
- Any condition exists which could cause the
Driver or the Driver's Car to create a hazard to
the Driver or others;
- The Driver has violated a Rule; and/or
- The Entrant has requested the black flag.
22.214.171.124. When a Driver is ordered to his/ her Pit
Box because of a hazardous condition of the
Driver's Car, the proper repairs must be made
and approved by INDYCAR before the Car will
be permitted to continue in the Event.
126.96.36.199. In the event of a violation of the Rules, the
black flag may be declared to impose a penalty
(a "black flag penalty") requiring a Driver to:
- Drive through Pit Lane at Pit Lane speed limits
- Stop in his/her Pit Box ("stop and go"); or
- Stop in his/her Pit Box for a prescribed period
("stop and hold").
188.8.131.52. INDYCAR shall determine the type and of
black flag penalty. Service of a black flag penalty
for a Rules violation must be initiated under
Green Conditions. The penalized Car shall
proceed to the Pit Lane as directed by
INDYCAR and may return to competition only
upon the declaration of INDYCAR. In the case of
a Driver violating the Rules, no work may be
performed on a Car during the execution of a
black flag penalty. Should any such work occur,
the conditions of the penalty are unfulfilled and
the penalty procedure must be executed again
in its entirety on a subsequent lap. The penalty
may not be reviewed and/or appealed.
7.2.4. Black with White Cross - INDYCAR has ceased
scoring the Car indefinitely.
184.108.40.206. An informational blue flag notifies a Driver
that an approaching Car is attempting to
220.127.116.11. At Road/Street Course Events, a
command blue flag ordered directly by
INDYCAR and displayed from the starter’s stand
directs a Lapped Car to give way to the
overtaking Car within one (1) lap.
18.104.22.168. At Oval Events, the informational blue flag
will be displayed from the starter’s stand as per Rule
22.214.171.124. A command blue flag ordered
directly by INDYCAR and displayed from the
starter’s stand directs a Lapped Car to give way
to the overtaking Car within one (1) lap.
126.96.36.199. Pit Lane Exit Light – For Road and Street
Courses Events only, an additional blue light is
positioned at the Pit Lane exit and notifies a
Driver leaving Pit Lane that a Car on-Track is in
188.8.131.52. Oval Event Qualifications - The Car
has commenced its last lap.
184.108.40.206. Road/Street Course Events - When
displayed from a marshal’s post, a Car or safety
vehicle is not at full speed on the Racing
- Motionless – means a slow Car at more than
1/3 racing speed is ahead or as a forewarning of
a waved white flag ahead.
- Waved – a very slow Car at less than 1/3
racing speed is ahead or a moving safety
vehicle is ahead.
220.127.116.11. All Races – When displayed from the
starter’s stand, the leader has commenced
his/her last lap and will continue to be displayed
to all successive Cars as they cross the finish
7.2.7. White with Red Cross - When displayed from
the starter’s stand, safety vehicles and/or
personnel are on Track.
7.2.8. Alternating Red and Yellow Stripes - Oil, water
or other substance has altered the Racing Surface.
7.2.9. Checkered - The practice session, Qualifying
session or Race is completed. All Drivers must
enter Pit Lane after receiving the checkered flag.
18.104.22.168. Road/Street Course Events - The
checkered flag will be displayed at the
marshal’s post nearest the alternate start/finish
line at the end of practice and Qualifying
sessions. All Drivers must immediately enter
Pit Lane after receiving the checkered flag at
22.214.171.124. Final Practice Sessions – The checkered
flag will be displayed at the start/finish line.
126.96.36.199. Race – The checkered flag will be
displayed to the Race leader at the start/finish
line upon the completion of the Race Leader’s
final lap and will continue to be displayed until
each Car running has received the checkered
7.2.10. Red – Signifies a Red Condition.
188.8.131.52. Unless otherwise declared by INDYCAR,
a Race stopped by the declaration of a Red
Condition will be considered incomplete unless
more than 50% of the scheduled number of laps
or declared time limit has been completed by the
Race leader. If INDYCAR schedules the
continuation of the Race on a subsequent date
or a later time, the Race will be restarted
beginning with the unfinished portion of the
184.108.40.206. If a Race is stopped by the declaration of
a Red Condition and more than 50% of the
scheduled number of laps or declared time limit
have been completed by the Race leader,
INDYCAR may declare the Race complete and
final standings will be determined by ranking all
Cars in order by total laps completed and
sequence of completion through the last official
220.127.116.11. Officials will make reasonable efforts to
restart a Race stopped by the declaration of a
Red Condition if the conditions warrant.
18.104.22.168. INDYCAR’s decision to restart or not to
restart a Race stopped by the declaration of a
Red Condition may not be reviewed and/or
7.3. Timing and Scoring
22.214.171.124. INDYCAR records the physical order in
which each Car crosses each time line, including
the Start/Finish Line.
126.96.36.199. The start time, number of laps, and/or
amount of time of each Race Event will be
specified in a bulletin.
7.3.2. Race Distance and/or Time Limit
188.8.131.52. INDYCAR shall announce the scheduled
number of laps and/or time limit prior to the start
of a Race; provided, however, INDYCAR may
determine that there are time limitations due to
weather, curfew, track conditions or otherwise,
and INDYCAR may move the start time of a
Race, shorten the distance or time of a Race,
set a maximum distance or time for a Race, or
take such other actions as it deems appropriate.
184.108.40.206. The electronic system is the primary
220.127.116.11. INDYCAR may also consult with other
Officials, review camera footage, and consider
such other data as necessary or appropriate to
decide the order of the Cars.
7.3.4. Start/Finish Line - The scoring of Cars shall
begin at the moment when:
- Race - The timing transponder of the lead Car
reaches the starting line after the prescribed
number of parade and pace laps have been
- Practice/Qualifying - The declaration of the
Green or Yellow Condition has been given by
18.104.22.168. Oval Events and Indianapolis 500® Mile Race - A single start/finish line will be
defined across the Track and extended
across the Pit Lane where appropriate, in
the immediate area of the starter's stand.
22.214.171.124. Road/Street Course Events - INDYCAR
may designate an alternate or separate
7.3.5. Lap Credit
126.96.36.199. A Car is credited with a lap when its timing
transponder crosses the Start/Finish Line after
completing one (1) entire lap of the Track.
188.8.131.52. A Car is the first (1st) Car out of the Race
and is awarded the final position based on the
184.108.40.206.1. The Car is listed in the official
Qualifications posting, but it is not in position
in the Starting Lineup on the Grid and does
not start a Race.
220.127.116.11.2. The Car is in position in the Starting
Lineup on the Grid, but it does not start the
18.104.22.168.3. The Car drops out during the parade
or pace laps, or
22.214.171.124.4. The Car drops out of a Race before
completion of the first (1st) lap.
126.96.36.199.4.1. In the event more than one (1)
Car is affected in one (1) or more of the
above categories, such Cars will be
ranked based on their positions in the
original Starting Lineup.
188.8.131.52. If a Car returns to Pit Lane under its own
power and retires from the Race, INDYCAR may
credit the Car with completion of the lap.
184.108.40.206. On the last lap of a Race, a Car will be
officially credited with a lap when any part of the
Car under its own power crosses the finish line.
220.127.116.11. At Oval Events except for the Indianapolis
500® Mile Race, Drivers must not place any of
the four wheels of the Car on or below the solid
boundary line at any time.
18.104.22.168. As soon as practical after the completion
of an Event, INDYCAR will post the unofficial
22.214.171.124. Once the competition review and technical
inspection is completed, INDYCAR will post the
126.96.36.199. Final standings will be determined by the
sequence in which the Cars completed the
scheduled number of laps.
188.8.131.52.1. Except as provided in Rule 184.108.40.206, a
Race will be completed by the Race winner
at the moment the timing transponder of the
Car crosses the start/finish line on the last
lap. The Race will be completed by each
other Car when the timing transponder of
each Car crosses the start/finish line after
the Race leader. Scoring will thereafter
cease and the Race is completed.
INDYCAR’s decision may not be reviewed
220.127.116.11.2. Cars not completing the scheduled
number of laps will be ranked in order by
total laps completed and sequence of
completion, whether the Car is still running
or not. INDYCAR shall determine the
“reason out” for each Car not listed as
18.104.22.168. In the event INDYCAR is unable to
conclusively determine any difference in the
physical sequence for two or more Cars at the
end of a Race, INDYCAR shall determine the
finishing positions based upon the Cars’
positions at the start/finish line on the prior lap.
22.214.171.124. In the event two or more Cars post the
identical number of laps led in a Race, the Car
finishing the Race in the higher/highest position
will earn the award for most laps led.
126.96.36.199. INDYCAR’s decisions are not subject to
review and/or appeal.
7.3.7. Shortcuts - A Car will not be permitted to
advance or maintain its position or time relative to
other Cars due to an excursion off the Racing
188.8.131.52. At least two (2) wheels of a Car must
remain on the Track at all times.
184.108.40.206. Practice / Qualifications Cars shortcutting
the course will have the shortcut lap time
220.127.116.11. Race - If evasive action results in the
advancement of position or time relative to Cars
on-Track, INDYCAR may reposition Cars in
accordance with Rule 18.104.22.168.
7.4. Pit Boxes
7.4.1. Non Indianapolis 500® Mile Race Events – Pit
Boxes for Race Locations shall be determined
based upon the Entrant’s position in the Starting
Lineup at the previous non-Indianapolis 500® Mile
Race Location. Pit Boxes will begin with the Pole
Position Entrant receiving the Pit Box at pit out and
continuing through the Starting Lineup to pit in.
Team Pit Boxes will not be averaged.
22.214.171.124. If an Entrant did not participate at the prior
Race Location, it shall be assigned a Pit Box as
- Entrant points (behind all Cars in the
Starting Lineup at the previous Race
- Random draw (behind all Cars in the
Starting Lineup at the previous Race
Location and all Cars with points)
126.96.36.199. For the first Race Location of the Racing
Season, Pit Boxes shall be assigned based
upon prior Racing Season ending Entrant point
standings. INDYCAR shall determine an
Entrant’s eligibility. Entrants without points shall
be assigned by the date that Entry was received.
188.8.131.52. If Qualifications do not occur at the prior
Race Location, Pit Boxes for the subsequent
Race Location shall be assigned based upon the
Starting Lineup established at the prior Race
pursuant to Rule 8.1.10.
184.108.40.206. At a Double-Header Race Location, the
Pit Boxes will not be moved between Race One
and Race Two. Race Two Qualifications will
determine the subsequent Race Location Pit
220.127.116.11. Indianapolis 500
18.104.22.168.1. Practice - Pit Boxes shall be
selected by an Entrant based upon the
curent Entrant point standings following the
Phoenix Race. A Team shall average all
combinations of its Entrants so as to group
them together in Pit Lane. If a Team with
points has an Entrant without points, this
Entrant will not be calculated into the
average. In addition, Partial Season
Entrants will not be calculated into the
average. INDYCAR shall determine an
Entrant’s eligibility. Entrants without points
shall be ranked at the end of the point
standings by date of Entry receipt.
22.214.171.124.1.1. Pit Selection shall be
conducted in the N1 Office on
Wednesday May 10th at 1:00 PM
(E.D.T). INDYCAR shall assign a Pit
Box for any Entrant not represented at
the designated pit selection time and
126.96.36.199.1.2. Following the Indianapolis
Road Course Race, all Entrants are
required to move all of their Pit
equipment to their designated practice
188.8.131.52.1.3. Following the conclusion of
practice on Friday, May 19th, an Entran
must move its pit equipment from the
practice Pit Box to the Qualifications Pit
184.108.40.206.2. Qualifications - Pit Boxes shall be
assigned by INDYCAR based upon the
position of the Entrant’s primary Car in the
initial Qualifications order. The Pit Box for
the first primary Car will be the first Pit Box
north of Gasoline Alley and continue north
through the Qualifications order. Three Cars
will be assigned to two Pit Boxes. A Team
shall not have the option to average its
Entrants. The Pit Box assignments will be
distributed after the draw is completed and
Entrants may move their pit equipment to
their Qualifications Pit Boxes at that time.
The same Pit Box assignments will be in
place for both Qualification days.
220.127.116.11.3. Post-Qualifications / Race
18.104.22.168.3.1. Pit selection order for Cars in
the “Fast 9” will be determined by
Sunday’s “Fast 9” Qualifying times.
22.214.171.124.3.2. Pit selection order for
Cars in Group One will be determined
by Sunday’s Qualifying times.
126.96.36.199.3.3. A Team shall have the option
to average any combination of its
Entrants within the same Qualifications
group so as to group them together in
Pit Lane. INDYCAR shall determine the
time and place for the pit selection.
INDYCAR shall assign a Pit Box for any
Entrant not represented at the
designated pit selection time and place.
After the close of Qualifications, an
Entry’s pit equipment must be moved
from the Qualifications Pit Box to the
assigned Pit Box for all post-Qualifying
7.5. Race Start
7.5.1. The Pole Position Car will start from the inside
of the front row. Each Car must be in position in the
Starting Lineup during the parade and pace laps
until declaration of the Green Condition.
188.8.131.52. If a Car is not in position prior to the
beginning of the pace lap, the Car must start
from the rear of the Starting Lineup.
184.108.40.206.1. If two or more Cars are affected,
INDYCAR decides the positions of the Cars
at the rear of the Starting Lineup.
220.127.116.11. All other Cars must remain in their
positions in the Starting Lineup, unless
otherwise directed by INDYCAR.
7.5.2. If a Car is in Pit Lane or the garage area and not
in position in the Starting Lineup when the scoring
for the Race begins, the Car’s first (1st) scored lap
will start as the Car leaves the Pit Lane.
7.5.3. If a Car does not leave the Grid after the
command by INDYCAR, it must return to its Pit Box
or another area designated by INDYCAR before the
beginning of the pace lap.
7.5.4. A Pace Car will be used to pace the Cars at the
start of the Race. The Pace Car will have its flashing
lights on during the parade and pace laps. At the
appropriate time, the lights will be turned off,
indicating the intent to start the Race the next time
across the starting line. The Pace Car will pull off
into the designated location.
7.5.5. All Drivers must maintain their relative positions
until the Green Condition is declared.
7.5.6. Upon INDYCAR’s declaration, all Cars must
start a Road/Street Course Race on “wet” Tires.
Changes may be made to the Cars on the Grid to
accommodate the “wet Tires”. After such a
declaration has been made, a Car must complete
one (1) official lap on “wet Tires”, which must begin
under a Green Condition as is determined by
INDYCAR. The lap may be completed in Pit Lane
even if the Car’s Pit Box prior to the Start/Finish line.
7.6. Race Restart
7.6.1. After a Yellow Condition
18.104.22.168. Cars between the Pace Car and the Race
leader are waved by:
22.214.171.124.1. The wave-by will take place as soon
126.96.36.199.2. The Pit Lane will re-close until the
waved-by Cars are packed up,
188.8.131.52.3. The Pit Lane will re-open after the
full pack-up is established, and
184.108.40.206.4. The restart may occur as early as
the lap after the Pit Lane has re-opened.
220.127.116.11. After the starter gives the “one (1) lap to
go” signal and prior to the restart, Cars must line
up in single file formation with no gaps or
lagging between Cars. In the event of a restart
with 15 laps or less remaining, all Cars not on
the lead Car lap will be moved to the rear of the
18.104.22.168. At the appropriate time, the Pace Car
lights will be turned off, indicating the intent to
restart the Race. The leader is required to
maintain the pace lap speed until reaching a
point designated by INDYCAR near the
start/finish line when the leader shall accelerate
smoothly back to racing speed and the Green
Condition will then be declared. All Car(s) must
maintain their respective Track positions until
the Green Condition is declared.
7.6.2. After a Red Condition – All of the standard
restart procedures after a Yellow Condition shall
apply with the following exceptions:
22.214.171.124. The order will be determined by the
physical sequence of the Cars at the declaration
of the Red Condition.
126.96.36.199. In addition to the crewmembers
permitted under Rule 188.8.131.52.b, one (1) additional crew
member is allowed over the wall to bring the
starter and/or cart to the Car, when directed by
184.108.40.206. If a Car is unable to restart after the
command by INDYCAR, it must return to its Pit
Box or another area designated by INDYCAR.
220.127.116.11. PProvided the Car maintains its lap count
relative to the leader, a Car may take its position
at any time prior to the start of the “one-to-go”
lap. After this time, the Car shall be moved to
the rear of the Restarting Lineup.
18.104.22.168. The Pit Lane may be opened prior to the
22.214.171.124. Notwithstanding Rule 126.96.36.199, the
following reasons may be cause for a Car to be
placed at the rear of the Restarting Lineup:
- Cars involved in the incident that caused the
Red Condition. The decision as to whether a
Car has been involved in an incident may not
be reviewed or appealed;
- Cars stopped on the Track, including the Pit
Lane, during the last officially scored lap;
- Cars which have performed work under Rule
188.8.131.52.1. and/or Rule 184.108.40.206.4.
220.127.116.11.1. The order of Cars placed at the rear
of the Restarting Lineup will be in order of
total laps completed and sequence of
18.104.22.168. Any laps being run under a Yellow
Condition will be scored. Any Cars remaining in
Pit Lane at the time of a restart may join the
Race if approved to compete by INDYCAR.
7.7. Mechanical Conditions
7.7.1. INDYCAR shall determine whether a Car
involved in a crash or with a hazardous mechanical
condition will be permitted to continue in the Event
or must first return to the Pit Lane or the garage area
for necessary repairs.
7.7.2. Parts damaged during the Race may only be
replaced by an exact matching part or assembly.
7.7.3. INDYCAR shall determine how a disabled Car is
removed and where the Car is taken. INDYCAR is
not responsible for payment, reimbursement,
damage, or loss to any Car as a result of such
removal and with respect to the location to which the
Car is taken.
7.7.4. After any repairs have been completed, the Car
is subject to visual or other inspection by INDYCAR
prior to and/or during any further competition. If
INDYCAR determines that further repairs are
warranted, therepairs must be made before the Car
is permitted to return to competition.
22.214.171.124. Oval Races – Cars being repaired will not
be permitted to return to the Race during the last
20 laps of the Race.
126.96.36.199. Road/Street Course Races - Cars being
repaired will not be permitted to return to a Race
during the last 10 laps or 15 minutes of a timed
7.7.5. A Car may only receive on Track assistance as
directed by INDYCAR. A Competitor may not leave
his/her Pit Box to assist a Car unless approved by
7.7.6. Officials may approve technical or structural
changes during technical inspection due to contact,
material, or parts failure.
7.7.7. These decisions of INDYCAR are final and may
not be reviewed and/or appealed.
7.8. Performance Standards
7.8.1. INDYCAR may establish a performance
standard which all Entries entered in an Event must
achieve in order to participate in the Event. In
general, Entries must perform within 105% of the
Car posting the best time and demonstrate Car
consistency, control/placement and interaction with
other Cars on Track to the satisfaction of INDYCAR.
In general, the performance standard will be
announced to all Competitors prior to the start of the
first practice session. However, INDYCAR may
delay announcement of the standard until a later
time based on the physical condition of the Track,
safety and other considerations.
7.9. Pit Procedures
7.9.1. Cars will not be permitted to enter or exit Pit
Lane from the garage area under their own power.
They must be pushed or towed with a Member in the
Car who is able to access the brake pedal at all
7.9.2. A Car must only use its specified Pit Box unless
otherwise approved by INDYCAR.
7.9.3. All Cars must be centered in their assigned Pit
Box. The outer point of the inside rear Tire must not
exceed a maximum of four feet (48 inches) from the
front face of the pit wall. The Car must be parallel to
the pit wall.
7.9.4. For each Car, a maximum of six (6) crew
members plus the Driver is permitted on the Track
side of the pit wall at any one time when the Car is
making a pit stop. They may assume their positions
one (1) lap before the Car arrives.
7.9.5. Equipment and Tires on the Track side of pit
wall must be attended by a crew member at all
times. The outside front Tire changer must have
his/her foot on the Tire until assuming position on
the ground to perform pit stop duties.
7.9.6. Except during a pit stop, no personnel or pit
equipment, including Tires, may be on the Track
side of the pit wall.
7.9.7. An Entrant may only utilize a signboard with
7.9.8. Illuminated devices used in the Pit Box during
an Event must be approved by INDYCAR.
7.9.9. No individual shall stand on the pit wall.
7.9.10. A speed limit of 50 mph at all Road/Street
Course Events and Short Oval Events and 60 mph
at all Speedway Events will be enforced within the
7.9.11. Fueling with the aid of pumps, open containers
or any other device is not permitted. Only fuel from
the refueling storage tank may be added to the Car.
7.9.12. During practice, fuel may only be added
through the INDYCAR-approved dry-break
disconnect system. The Engine must be shut off
during any practice refueling. A crew member must
operate fire equipment during any refueling.
7.9.13. The use of the fuel probe without flowing fuel
during practice sessions is permitted.
7.9.14. A Driver who passes the Driver’s assigned Pit
Box must continue around the Track. A Car is
considered to be in its assigned Pit Box if the inside
rear Tire is inside the assigned Pit Box, the inside
rear Tire has not crossed the centerline, and the
Driver has not impeded the progress of any other
7.9.15. TA Competitor must not position a Car,
equipment, and/or personnel so as to create a
hazard or disruption of the Event or to interfere with
the activities of another Competitor.
7.10. Pit Safety Violations
7.10.1. Any of the following matters and any others
which may be determined by INDYCAR may be
cause for a Car to be penalized:
188.8.131.52. Failing to follow designated procedures
entering or exiting the Pit Lane, including the
proper use of the acceleration and deceleration
184.108.40.206. Attempting to leave the assigned Pit Box
with air hoses, fuel hoses, tools or other
equipment attached to or hanging from the Car;
220.127.116.11. Car passing over or under its own air
line, hose and/or any other equipment causing a
safety issue and/or impeding the progress of any
18.104.22.168. Car passing over or under another Car’s
air line, hose and/or any other equipment
causing a safety issue, impacting the Car’s pit
stop and/or impeding the progress of any other
22.214.171.124. Car that makes contact with its own pit
equipment while entering or exiting its Pit Box
causing a safety issue and/or causing the pit
equipment to leave its assigned Pit Box and/or
impeding the progress of any other Car;
126.96.36.199. Car that makes contact with another
Car’s pit equipment, causing a safety issue
and/or impacting that Car’s pit stop and/or
impeding the progress of any Car.
188.8.131.52. Contact with another Car;
184.108.40.206. Contact with personnel or hitting
equipment and causing it to contact personnel;
220.127.116.11. Car entering a Pit Box other than the
Car’s assigned Pit Box;
18.104.22.168. Unsafe release of a Car from its Pit
22.214.171.124. Pit personnel not wearing proper attire
as set forth in Rule 126.96.36.199; and
188.8.131.52. More than six crew members are on the
Track side of the pit wall during a Race;
7.10.2. Except as provided in Rule 12.2.1, penalties
for violations of this Rule 7.10 may not be reviewed or