Search
Close this search box.

Partner

Newgarden Hit with Grid Penalty for Unapproved Engine Changes

Josef Newgarden at Nashville
Josef Newgarden at Nashville
Josef Newgarden will have to overcome a grid penalty to keep pace in the championship fight. Image courtesy of James Black / Penske Entertainment

https://shop.biggreenegg.com/

The weekend just got tougher for championship contender Josef Newgarden after officials announced a six-position starting grid penalty for this weekend’s penultimate round at Portland International Raceway.

The penalty comes as a result of unapproved engine changes to the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet following Newgarden’s victory at the most recent race on August 20 at World Wide Technology Raceway. The No. 4 A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Dalton Kellett also received the same penalty for unapproved engine changes.

Newgarden, a two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, currently sits second in this year’s overall standings by a narrow three points behind teammate and 2014 series champion Will Power (482-479).

Per a release by IndyCar, the teams were in violation of “Rule 16.2.3.2 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 16.6.1.2, 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 Grand Prix of Portland Sunday, Sept. 4 at Portland International Raceway.”

 

share it
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Post

Kevin Harvick Inc. 2024 schedule and drivers super late model late model stock
Kevin Harvick, Inc. Returns to Full-Time Racing, Unveils Driver Lineup
Daytona 500 qualifying results 2024 NASCAR Cup Series
Qualifying Results: 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500
NASCAR Xfinity Series practice results 2024 United Rentals 300 Daytona
Practice Results: NASCAR Xfinity Series United Rentals 300 at Daytona
`21624_Daytona_ARCA_Qualifying_Garage_ShaneVanGisbergen_1
Shane van Gisbergen Promoted to ARCA 200 Field After CCM Racing Withdraws No. 7
Jennifer Jo Cobb 2024 NASCAR Truck Series Daytona Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing
Jennifer Jo Cobb Set for Late Entry Into Daytona Truck Race
Toni Breidinger Gus Dean Daytona International Speedway feud upset fight
Toni Breidinger Unleashes Criticism of Teammate Gus Dean After Daytona Run-In

Join Our Newsletter

Ready to have NASCAR news hand-delivered to your email daily?

Related Article