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IndyCar penalizes Penske, Schmidt crew member

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IndyCar penalizes Penske, Schmidt crew member

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Takuma Sato (14), of Japan leads the field across the start line under yellow flag during the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/DaveFrechette)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- IndyCar penalized Team Penske and a crew member for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on Wednesday for violations that occurred at Detroit last weekend.

Team Penske has been fined $5,000 for violating the rule regarding the weight of the car on the No. 2 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.

IndyCar also placed Schmidt crew member Don Oldenburg on probation for violating the series' social media policy. It's not clear what Oldenburg posted to warrant a punishment.

The Schmidt team was upset after Simon Pagenaud was called for interference on Montoya during Saturday's qualifying session. The team argued against the penalty with IndyCar, to no avail.

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