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Newgarden questions “inconsistent” IndyCar penalties

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden has criticized series Race Control for the imposition and nature of the penalty that saw him finish the Texas race four laps down. Polesitter Newgarden was struggling with his raceday setup, suffering severe blisters on one set and a tire deflation on another, when he was penalized for jumping the final restart. With the 60mph pitlane speed-limit being extended all the way around to the back straight for safety reasons – the cars are lighter on downforce and the warm-up lane was low on grip – a pitstop would cause drivers go two laps down to rivals who were still at racing speed. To compound his tire misery, Newgarden...
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