IndyCar penalizes Penske, Schmidt crew member

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCar penalized Team Penske and a crew member for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on Wednesday for violations that occurred at Detroit last weekend.

Team Penske has been fined $5,000 for violating the rule regarding the weight of the car on the No. 2 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.

IndyCar also placed Schmidt crew member Don Oldenburg on probation for violating the series' social media policy. It's not clear what Oldenburg posted to warrant a punishment.

The Schmidt team was upset after Simon Pagenaud was called for interference on Montoya during Saturday's qualifying session. The team argued against the penalty with IndyCar, to no avail.

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