Two NASCAR crew members suspended after Auto Club Speedway
On Sunday, Auto Club Speedway hosted the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. It marked the final race on the 2-mile oval configuration.
View the NASCAR penalty report from Auto Club Speedway below.
Martin Truex Jr pulled off pit road following a pit stop with the left front wheel dislodged. As he rolled around under caution, the wheel came off.
That has brought a penalty to the No. 19 car. It marks the first loose wheel penalty of 2023. NASCAR adjusted the penalty for the violation just ahead of the new season.
Auto Club Race Results: February 26, 2023 (NASCAR Cup Series)
Auto Club Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series
Driver/Team: Martin Truex Jr No. 19
Infraction Date: February 26, 2023
Penalty Level: Safety
Infraction: (Sections 220.127.116.11.C) Loss or separation of an improperly installed tire/wheel from the vehicle Note: Loss of tire/wheel during the event.
Penalty: Crew members (Danny Olszowy and Kellen Mills) have been suspended from the next two Championship Series events. NASCAR Cup Series