Archive for Saturday, June 26, 2004

Champ Car penalizes pair

June 26, 2004

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— Defending series champion Paul Tracy, Bruno Junqueira and Alex Tagliani were penalized Friday for actions at Sunday's Champ Car World Series race in Portland, Ore.

Tracy and Junqueira each were fined $10,000 for publicly criticizing series officials, and Tracy was docked an additional $5,000 for making an obscene gesture toward the officials. Champ Car said it also was holding 10 championship points in abeyance for each driver pending their behavior the rest of the season.

Tagliani was penalized two points for failing to follow the instructions of officials during the race. The deduction from 63 to 61 points still leaves Tagliani eighth in the standings going into the race July 3 in Cleveland.

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