IndyCar: Newgarden hit with grid penalty

INDYCAR officials have announced a six-position starting grid penalty for the No. 2 Team Penske entry  driven by Josef Newgarden.

The team was forced to make an unapproved engine change following qualifying on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Friday, Aug. 11.

The team was in violation of:

Rule A fifth (5th) Engine is eligible to earn Engine Manufacturer points if a Full Season Entrant has completed the Full Season Entrant Engine Mileage with its first four (4) Engines. Otherwise, a fifth (5th) or more Engine does not earn Engine Manufacturer points and will be considered an Unapproved Engine change-out.

According to Rule, the penalty is a six-position starting grid penalty on road and street course events and nine positions at oval events and will be served at the series’ next event, which is the Gallagher Grand Prix, today, at IMS.

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