According to Racer.com on Tuesday, IndyCar officials have instituted a new rule that will penalize any persons or competitors within the industry who discredit the on-track racing product.
The rule came into place after several drivers spoke out on numerous topics and issues surrounding the sanctioning body. These came from several drivers following events at the Auto Club Speedway and Iowa Speedway just this past weekend.
According to Racer.com, the new rule 9.3.8 covers the following areas:
- Downgrading an official, fellow competitor or IndyCar brand
- Questions integrity of the rules set forth in the series rule book
- Downgrading the series schedule or weekend events
- Downgrading any sponsor or series broadcasters
Penalties for violating these rules have not yet been made public by IndyCar. It could be similar as NASCAR’s rule, where it is enforced on a case-by-case basis.