2013 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar fines 3 drivers for various infractions

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Three IndyCar drivers were fined for issues during the post-qualifying inspection at the Indy 500.

IndyCar officials fined three drivers at the Indianapolis 500 on Tuesday, the league announced. Graham Rahal's team, Ryan Briscoe's team and Michel Jourdain Jr.'s team all received fines following the post-qualifying inspection.

Rahal's team "failed to comply with cooling rules that apply to the car and driver" though the specific issue was not made clear. Usually, though, this has to do with cars in place outside of the garage. Certain fans and cooling towels can be used, but the exact violation by Rahal's team is unknown.

That fine was the biggest on the day, coming in at $10,000.

Briscoe's team was fined $5,000 for their violation, which was described as violation of a rule dictating the trailing edge height of the rear wings. To make that a bit clearer, Motorsport.com's Anne Proffit explains that Briscoe had an improper height measurement from the chassis reference to the rear wing -- a measurement that has to fall between 28.010 and 28.210 inches, so there's little room for error.

Michel Jourdain Jr.'s team was fined $1,000 for a bodywork violation. As explained, there were underwing parts that were not as supplied, which means they were either removed entirely or replaced.

Both Briscoe and Rahal are in the final lineup for the race. Briscoe starts at the No. 23 spot and Rahal starts at No. 26. Jourdain did not post a fast enough time in qualifying on Saturday and did not return for Sunday qualifying.

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