May 2, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
As if Carlos Munoz’s exit under caution during last weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama wasn’t rough enough, his team has now been penalized for pit road infractions from that event.
Munoz’s No. 34 team, which runs as part of Andretti Autosport in collaboration with HVM Racing, has been tagged for two violations of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook and fined $2,000 as a result.
The sanctioning body found the team to have violated Rules 126.96.36.199 (pit personnel not wearing proper attire) and 188.8.131.52 (more than six crew members over the wall).
Munoz became the first of the IndyCar rookies to hit the podium in 2014 at Long Beach, but shortly after his first pit stop at Barber, he spun out and crashed on the short straight leading up to Turn 8.
His team was able to repair the suspension damage and get him back out for a handful of laps before he finished 23rd. More recently, he was 17th-quickest in Wednesday’s road course test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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