Jun 11, 2012
INDYCAR announced penalties stemming from post-race technical inspection of the June 9 Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The No. 18 car Dale Coyne Racing car driven by Justin Wilson was fined $7,500 and docked five entrant points for not complying with the sidepod top deck aerodynamic element of Rule 18.104.22.168.
22.214.171.124 Texas Aero Summary (updated June 3, 2012 via bulletin)
The following parts may not be used at Texas Motor Speedway: Sidepod Top Deck (part number IR1225195RH/LH - IR1202A031/32)
The No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing car driven by Ed Carpenter was fined $5,000 and penalized one entrant point for not complying with Rule 126.96.36.199.
188.8.131.52. Texas Race Event (updated June 8, 2012 via bulletin)
A rear wing wicker up to a maximum of 1/8-inch height and full span may be used.
The members may contest the imposition of the penalties pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the protest and appeal procedures of the IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook.