INDIANAPOLIS – Two IndyCar teams will get a chance to argue their protests on Monday, league officials say.
Newman/Haas Racing and Target Chip Ganassi contend IndyCar vice president Brian Barnhart made the wrong decision Sunday in New Hampshire. Newman/Haas' Oriol Servia passed Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart near the end of the race. But when Danica Patrick slid sideways, causing a big pileup behind the leaders, the race was red-flagged. Barnhart then decided to revert to the previous starting order. That gave Hunter-Reay the win and left Servia in second.
Ganassi's team is involved because Team Penske driver Will Power was knocked out in the accident but later was restored to fifth place. Power trails Ganassi driver Dario Franchitti by 47 points. Andretti Autosport, Hunter-Reay's team, also can attend the hearing.