Bubba Wallace lost a wheel at Circuit of The Americas over the weekend. Wallace’s crew chief and two other members of the 23XI racing crew will be suspended for four races under NASCAR rules.
On Tuesday afternoon, those worries were validated.
For the next four races, Bubba Wallace‘s crew chief Robert ‘Bootie’ Barker, jackman Caleb Dirks, and rear-tire changer Adam Riley have been suspended.
This is obviously not Wallace’s preferred position. But, at the end of the day, his employees anticipated this punishment.
Meanwhile, NASCAR fans believe that the rule should be amended in the future.
One fan tweeted, “Knew it was coming, but damn.” “I understand the rule, but four races is a lot of racing.”
knew it was coming but damn. I understand the rule but 4 races is tough https://t.co/RWTSe77QiF
— Bigdaddy (@djbigdaddy) March 29, 2022
“Damn that’s especially not gonna be good at Talladega where we are usually great,” another fan wrote.
that’s especially not gonna be good at Talladega where we are usually great https://t.co/vtwE5V9lAz
— ریان (@RayUser22) March 29, 2022
“Whoever made this rule at NASCAR needs to be arrested,” a fan jokingly said.
Whoever made this rule at NASCAR needs to be arrested https://t.co/F7fu4Zb9hP
— Samantha Pond on OF (@Sammie54361) March 29, 2022
At this point, no extra sanctions for Wallace’s crew have been disclosed.
Hopefully, something similar to this will not occur again.