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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:53 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — IndyCar overturned a penalty against Sebastien Bourdais because it did not have enough evidence to show he had done anything wrong.

Bourdais was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for unsafe driving in the June 7 race at Texas. IndyCar this week reversed the penalty but gave no reason for the change.

Derrick Walker, IndyCar's president of competition and operations, told The Associated Press on Friday he overturned the penalties when he personally reviewed the evidence and found there was not enough to show Bourdais had intentionally done anything wrong.

Walker also gave a lengthy explanation to the drivers in their morning meeting and apologized for the incident. He said IndyCar needs about $5 million worth of new equipment to be able to review data the way Formula One does.

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