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Todd Gilliland Crew Chief, 2 Others Suspended for 4 Races After Auto Club Incident

Seth Barbour, crew chief for the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford driven by Todd Gilliland in the NASCAR Cup Series, and two other crew members have been suspended for four events following an incident on pit road during last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR announced March 1.

Barbour, team jackman Jourdan Osinskie and front tire changer Tanner Andrews have all been suspended after the team lost a wheel on pit road during the 200-lap event during stage one.

The team has not yet announced who will replace the three crew members for the next four events.

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The same penalty was given to The Money Team Racing and Kaulig Racing after both the Nos. 50 and 16 of Kaz Grala and Daniel Hemric lost a wheel during the Daytona 500 this year.

Gilliland and the No. 38 finished 20th on Sunday and currently sits 24th in the series standings. No points will be deducted from the team following its penalty.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after writing for IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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TiminPayson

Get rid of those wheels and tires!

Echo

It’s much harder to win with only 3 tires.

Stacey Brusoe

Give them all the pieces then penalize the team if it fails. Single lug is a failure and needs to be updated or just dropped.

DoninAjax

Why don’t they tell us why the wheels left the car?

Echo

We just might find out cause they are appealing. Forget it, I was having a senior moment. No way we find out the truth.

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