NASCAR officials issued crew-member suspensions to two Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team for detached wheels during last weekend‘s races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Two teams had wheels come unattached in crashes during Sunday‘s Cup Series event at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track. Two-race suspensions were issued to:
No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet: Josh Sobecki (jack) and Michael Johnson (rear-tire changer)No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford: Matthew Schlytter (jack) and Coleman Dollarhide (rear-tire changer)
In the Xfinity Series, one team had a wheel break loose during Saturday‘s 300-miler, resulting in two-race suspensions for a pair of pit-crew members.
No. 27 Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet: Justin Clapper (jack) and Dakota Bonds (rear-tire changer)
Also in the Xfinity Series, competition officials issued a penalty for a single unsecured lug nut on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven to a third-place finish at Texas by Sammy Smith. The infraction resulted in a $5,000 fine for crew chief Jeff Meendering.
— NASCAR.com —