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Chevrolet Loses Engines, Starting Grid Spots in Grand Prix of Long Beach

Engine failure has prompted the American manufacturer to change engines and incur penalties in the IZOD IndyCar Series set to take place this weekend.

 

Chevrolet’s recent decision to change engines for its 11 teams competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series means that they will incur a penalty of 10 spots on the starting grid at Long Beach this weekend, according to USA Today.

The announcement comes after a good season for Chevrolet, which—after winning both poles and races this season—is leading its two competitors, Honda and Lotus, reports the Associated Press.

Complying with an IndyCar rule that states engines cannot be changed before each one has reached 1,850 miles, the manufacturer elected to face the penalty after an engine failure occurred Monday during an open test in Sonoma. (Read more here…)

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