Changes have been made to the Toyota NASCAR Cup Series pit crews of Bubba Wallace and Christopher Bell ahead of the series’ 19th race of 2022 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, according to the team’s rosters on July 5.
The No. 23 team of Wallace has gained a new front tire changer and tire carrier, Housten Stamper and Joe Crossen. Both are former members of the No. 20 team of Bell.
The Joe Gibbs Racing entry will in turn be joined by two new tire changers and a tire carrier. All three new members, Jackson Gibbs, Nick McBeath and AJ Rosini, have all served on Wallace’s crew at some point in 2022.
The changes come two weeks after Wallace’s frustrated radio transmission which took place after a loose wheel occurred during a pit stop, adding to the list of pit stop mistakes from the No. 23 team so far this year.
The No. 23 is also one of 12 teams to have received a lost-wheel penalty after suffering a detached wheel at Circuit of the Americas in May.
The new roster arrives eight races before the Cup Series playoffs and while Bell sits on the bubble of the top 16 in points. He is only 20 points ahead of 17th-place driver Kevin Harvick for the last playoff spot.
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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after a staff writing position with 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.