Chief steward Brian Barnhart said Franchitti will be fined for running into Kosuke Matsuura after the race was over. The contact launched Franchitti's car in the air.Maybe Panther Racing should get that money to help pay for mechanical repairs. And for Kosuke's psychological pain and suffering.
Barnhart called the veteran's lack of focus "less than impressive."
Helio Castroneves, a two-time 500 winner, also ran afoul of Barnhart's new law -- all drivers were put on probation before the race -- and he will be fined for running into Tony Kanaan.