23XI Racing No. 23 team hit with suspensions after losing wheel at COTA

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NASCAR officials issued penalties to the 23XI Racing No. 23 Toyota team Tuesday after its car lost a wheel during last Sunday’s Cup Series race at Circuit of The Americas.

The violation of Section in the NASCAR Rule Book occurred on Lap 45 out of 69 in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix, when the left-rear wheel separated from the No. 23 car driven by Bubba Wallace. Tuesday, competition officials handed down four-race suspensions to 23XI racing crew chief Robert “Bootie” Barker and crew members Caleb Dirks (jack) and Adam Riley (rear-tire changer).

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Wallace did not finish, winding up 38th in the 39-car field.

No other penalties were announced after the tripleheader weekend, which also included events for the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.