NASCAR Inspection Issues: Atlanta Motor Speedway (July 2023)

Three NASCAR crew members ejected from Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR is racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The track is a 1.5-mile superspeedway with a rules package like Daytona and Talladega.

View NASCAR inspection issues from Atlanta Motor Speedway below.

Three teams failed NASCAR inspection twice ahead of qualifying. The No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, the No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota and the No. 31 Kaulig Racing have all been penalized.

All three teams have lost pit selection. They also lost a crew member who has been ejected from the track.

Car Chiefs Ejected:

Clay Alexander
No. 8 (Busch)

Zachary Marquardt
No. 23 (Wallace)

Garrett Peterson
No. 31 (Haley)

Bubba Wallace has qualifying issue

All three cars were able to take part in qualifying. However, Bubba Wallace suffered a major issue on his qualifying run.

Wallace exited the pit lane to begin with warmup lap in qualifying. He entered turn three with a major wiggle. Wallace then quickly shut it down and entered the pit lane without even starting a timed lap.

Wallace was very cryptic when describing the issue:

“Just really really loose,” Bubba Wallace stated to NBC.

“A feeling I’ve never had before. So, I brought it in, so we didn’t tear up a good Camry.”

“Found out what the issue was, frustrating. But, we’ll fix it and go and get it tomorrow.”

The No. 23 driver was asked what the issue was. Wallace responded, “That’s our secrets.”

NASCAR Inspection Penalties

1 Failure
No Penalty

2 Failures
Crew member of NASCAR’s choosing ejected (crew member cannot be replaced). Additionally, the team loses pit selection.

3 Failures
Not permitted to qualify plus above penalty.

Atlanta Starting Lineup: July 2023 (NASCAR Cup Series)

Mid-Ohio / Atlanta TV Schedule


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