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Download Updated Rulebook: 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Rulebook (Full)

NEW FOR 2018: Rules are regularly refined for clarity. The link above is to a regularly-updated 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.

IMPORTANT: The rulebook content below was released to all parties on January 16, 2018, and should be considered UNOFFICIAL. No in-season amendments or bulletins are reflected in the below copy. Please refer to the above PDF link for the updated rulebook.


INDYCAR is the preeminent sanctioning body of open wheel racing in North America and functions with the purpose to promote the sport of automobile racing. As such, INDYCAR develops safety and competition regulations which are set forth in this book as it applies to the IndyCar Series.

All INDYCAR Members, as well as every other person participating or involved in any way in the IndyCar Series, shall be bound by these Rules, as amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time and shall be responsible for compliance. It is recommended that you read this Rule Book carefully to assure your familiarity with the rules and regulations contained herein.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the INDYCAR offices at 4551 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222, Telephone (317) 492-6526, and