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Alex Palou and his Chip Ganassi Racing entry will have to serve a six grid-spot penalty for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. (Al Steinberg Photo)

IndyCar Announces Detroit Penalty For CGR No. 10

INDIANAPOLIS – IndyCar officials have announced a six grid-spot penalty for the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Alex Palou for an unapproved engine change prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500. Palou finished second at Indianapolis.

The team was in violation of:

Rule 16.5.4. Once an Indianapolis 500 Engine is fitted to the Car, removal of the Engine prior to the Indianapolis 500 Race is an Unapproved Engine Change-Out, unless it is for Repair.

According to the rule book, the penalty for such a change at the Indianapolis 500 comes at the series’ next event, which is Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on June 12.

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