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Was Justice Served With Helio Castroneves’ Penalty?

IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard obviously supported Brian Barnhart's ruling against Helio Castroneves, but realized he needs the driver in the series. Castroneves was fined $60,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the season for his inappropriate actions against race officials at Edmonton, July 25. Barnhart reminded drivers of the blocking rule prior to the race and decided to enforce the ruling on a 200 foot wide course. The ruling was designed for more narrow street courses. Castroneves was leading the race when he was black-flagged on the final restart for blocking Penske teammate, Will Power. Castroneves disregarded the black flag and was penalized 20 seconds following the race which dropped him to a 10th place finish. The irate drive...

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