June 17 for Appeal of Indy 500
Jun. 07, 2002
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The appeal of Team Green driver Paul Tracy's runner-up finish in the Indianapolis 500 will be heard by Indy Racing League president Tony George on June 17.
George will hear evidence from Team Green and Penske Racing, whose driver, Helio Castroneves, was declared winner of the May 26 race. The hearing will be closed to the media and is expected to last only that day.
A decision likely will be made within 30 days after that, the IRL said Friday.
Tracy passed Castroneves for the lead on the next-to-last lap. But the IRL ruled that a yellow caution light came on for a crash before the pass was completed, locking Castroneves in first place and Tracy in second.
On Monday, team owner Barry Green filed an appeal with the IRL.