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FRM Appealing Penalties to Todd Gilliland’s Team

Front Row Motorsports is appealing the penalties toward Todd Gilliland‘s No. 38 NASCAR Cup Series crew, it announced Wednesday (March 2).

NASCAR penalized the team after they lost a wheel on pit road while under caution at Auto Club Speedway.

Crew chief Seth Barbour, team jackman Jourdan Osinskie and front tire changer Tanner Andrews were all suspended for four races.

Kaz Grala‘s and Justin Haley‘s crews were also penalized for improperly secured wheels at Daytona International Speedway. Kaulig Racing appealed the penalty, and a date is yet to be set.

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

Gilliland was 20th in Sunday’s race at Auto Club and is 24th in the points standings.

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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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I’m unclear about what happened. Did they lose a wheel while exiting pit road? It so, there may some justification for the penalty, but since they did not cause a yellow flag or otherwise interfere with the race, it’s not a strong justification. ON THE OTHER HAND, if the penalty is merely for a tire that got away from the pit crew while making a tire change, there is NO justification for the penalty.

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