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Rules prevent overturning call

Updated: July 3, 2002, 8:43 PM ET
By Jack Arute | ESPN.com

It's over. Helio Castroneves is the "official" winner of the 86th Indianapolis 500. Paul Tracy becomes another footnote in the long history of drivers who "woulda-coulda-shoulda" won an Indy 500.

Tony George, president of the Indianapolis 500 and final adjudicator of the issue, denied Tracy and Team Green's appeal based on two important points. The first was the necessity of officials making split-second judgement calls. The second, and most telling, was Rule 11.2 of the 2002 Indy Racing ...

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