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Power fined, placed on probation by Indycar

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Indycar officials have fined driver Will Power $30,000 and placed him on probation for the remainder of the season for his actions during a race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 14.

He has the option to work off the fine by making appearances for IndyCar and also can protest or appeal the decision that could result in an increase, decrease or no change to the penalty.

The penalty stems from Power directing profane gestures toward race officials after being knocked out of the race due to a crash on a slick surface following a restart on lap 217. He finished the race in fifth place.

"While the circumstances around the checkered flag were highly unusual, they do not justify this type of behavior, especially in a family-friendly environment," said Indycar president of competition and operations Brian Barnhart. "Emotions always are on display in our sport and we know these actions are not indicative of Will's normal behavior."

Power sits in second place in the championship standings heading into the Grand Prix of Sonoma this weekend.

08/25 18:06:13 ET

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