The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced on Friday that Ed Carpenter Racing’s Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet has been handed a six-place grid penalty for Sunday’s BitNile Portland Grand Prix.
INDYCAR officials have announced a six-position starting grid penalty for the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing entry for an unapproved engine change following the Sunday, Aug. 27 race at World Wide Technology Raceway.
The team was in violation of:
Rule 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168, 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 BITNILE.COM Grand Prix of Portland Sunday, Sept. 3 at Portland International Raceway.