'So many questions': IndyCar fans confused after Team Penske got disqualified at St. Pete

The news of penalties against Team Penske for the season-opening IndyCar race at St. Pete came as a shock to many on Wednesday.

Josef Newgarden (winner of the race), along with teammate Scott McLaughlin (finished in third), were disqualified after IndyCar officials determined Team Penske violated rules around the use of its push-to-pass system.

Pato O'Ward and Arrow McLaren were awarded the victory.

The race took place on March 10, so fans started asking questions as to why the penalties were announced now. According to IndyStar motorsports reporter Nathan Brown, IndyCar said it first discovered a possible rules violation during Sunday morning's warmup for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, which led to a deeper investigation.

That didn't stop the questions from fans, however. Here is the reaction on X.

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