Santino Ferrucci avoids disaster, major penalty for loose tire in pit

Indianapolis 500 race leader Santino Ferrucci averted disaster in the pits with 30 laps to go after a tire in his pit rolled over the white line of his box. Ferrucci was penalized for the error, but no drive through. Instead, it will be a monetary penalty.

The AJ Foyt Racing rider is in contention for his first 500m victory and AJ Foyt’s first top 5 finish since 2002.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: 2023 Indy 500: Santino Ferrucci Avoids Disaster, Major Penalty

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