NASCAR announced this week that Austin Cindric‘s crew chief, front tire changer and jackman were suspended for four NASCAR Cup Series races after Cindric lost a tire on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In a similar matter, Christopher Bell was not penalized for his loose wheel at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell had crew chief Adam Stevens on top of the pit box for Bell’s win at New Hampshire the very next week.
Loose lug nuts turning into loose wheels have been a significant issue this season, as several teams, including those of Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin and Chris Buescher, have had team members suspended for four weeks.
Frontstretch‘s Jared Haas talks about how similar Bell’s and Cindric’s loose wheels were and how NASCAR should penalize loose wheels in the Cup Series going forward on the Frontstretch YouTube page.
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Jared Haas joined the Frontstretch staff in May 2020. A graduate of Cedarville University in December 2019, Jared has been a Nascar fan since 2006. One of Jared's passion is recreating and creating Nascar cars for video games.