Santino Ferrucci avoids disaster, major penalty for loose tire in pit box

Indianapolis 500 race leader Santino Ferrucci avoided disaster in the pits with 30 laps remaining after a tire in his pit box rolled over the white line of his box. Ferrucci was penalized for the error, but not a drive through penalty. Instead, it will be a monetary penalty.

The A.J. Foyt Racing driver is in contention for his first 500 victory and A.J. Foyt’s first top-5 finish since 2002.

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