INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation
Graham Rahal was issued a penalty by INDYCAR on Wednesday.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Graham Rahal has been fined $10,000, with $5000 suspended, by INDYCAR officials for driving away from his pit stall with the fuel hose attached to his car en route to victory in Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Mi-Jack Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, was fined for violating Rule 188.8.131.52 (Pit Safety Violation; leaving pit with equipment attached to the car _ fuel hose). Additionally, crew member Phil Davis was placed on probation for three races for violating Rule 184.108.40.206 (Pit Safety Violation; leaving pit with equipment attached to car _ fuel hose).
Rahal pitted from second place on Lap 187 of the scheduled 250 around the 2-mile, D-shaped ACS oval in Fontana, Calif., for tires and fuel. The stop was clean until fueler Davis opted to re-hook the fueling hose a second time seconds before Rahal was given the signal to exit. Rahal drove off with a fuel Read the full story »