Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Odyssey Batteries Team Penske Chevrolet, Takuma Sato, Kyle Kirkwood and Agustin Canapino have all been handed place grid penalties for Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

NDYCAR officials have announced a nine-position starting grid penalty for the entries of No. 3 Team Penske, No. 9 and No. 11 Chip Ganassi Racing, No. 27 Andretti Autosport and No. 78 Juncos Hollinger Racing for unapproved engine changes following the Saturday, Aug. 12 race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The teams were 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 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Sunday, Aug. 27 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

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