The entries for Dario Franchitti, Charlie Kimball, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal will incur 10-grid spot penalties for the first race of the IndyCar double-header June 1 because of unapproved engine changes at Indianapolis, IndyCar has confirmed
Teams are allowed to switch out their engines once they meet the 2,000-mile threshold or by IndyCar approval for repair (click here for officlal engine use update). Honda engines in Franchitti's and Kimball's Chip Ganassi Racing entries were swapped out before Pole Day qualifications. The Honda engines for Rahal and Newgarden were changed out to their Indianapolis 500 race engines for their qualifying attempts on Bump Day.
Full-season entrants may use no more than five fresh-built engines from the first Open Test in mid-March at Barber Motorsports Park until the season finale at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway. For each fresh engine installed during this time, a grid spot penalty will be issued. Full-season entrants are allotted 10,000 miles of running per calendar year.
The fresh engine fitted for the Indianapolis 500 shall count as one of the five allotted to full-season entrants, which have the option to use up the mileage in that engine for subsequent races or refit the previous engine for the balance of its mileage and then use the Indianapolis 500-fitted engine.