NASCAR has suspended three crew members after the race weekend at Auto Club Speedway
Over the weekend, NASCAR unloaded in Fontana, California. Auto Club Speedway hosted the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
View the NASCAR penalty report from Auto Club Speedway below.
Last week, two teams were penalized for the loss of a wheel during the race at Daytona. The penalties brought six suspensions for the next four races. Three crew members were suspended from each team.
This week, we’re seeing more of the same. This time, the No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was found in violation of the same rule, resulting in three more crew member suspensions.
The incident took place during the stage 1 break.
Front Row Motorsports crew chief Seth Barbour and crew members Jourdan Osinskie (jack man) and Tanner Andrews (front changer) have all been suspended for the next four races. Front Row Motorsports has not yet announced if they plan to appeal the penalty.
Ahead of the 2022 season, NASCAR released stricter rules regarding violations with the Next Gen car. The new single lug wheel has a higher chance of falling off if the single lug isn’t tightened in full. To prevent wheels flying off, stricter rules were put in place.
Auto Club Penalty Report
NASCAR Cup Series
Driver: No. 38 Todd Gilliland
Violation Date: February 27, 2022
Sections: (10.5.2.6) Loss or separation of an improperly installed tire/wheel from the vehicle with the note: Loss of tire/wheel during the event.
Penalty: Crew chief Seth Barbour and crew members Jourdan Osinskie (jack man) and Tanner Andrews (front changer) have been suspended for the next four races.