NASCAR: Gilliland team hit with severe penalties

Todd Gilliland loses crew chief Seth Barbour and crew members Jourdan Osinskie (Jackman) and Tanner Andrews (rear tire changer) for the next four races, as they have been suspended for the wheel coming off at Fontana.

Todd Gilliland drove the No. 38 to a 20th-place finish in Sunday’s Wise Power 400, but his car lost a wheel during a caution period for the Stage 1 break. The Bob Jenkins-owned team was cited under Sections of the NASCAR Rule Book, which covers “loss or separation of an improperly installed tire/wheel from the vehicle.”

The team did not immediately announce whether it would appeal the penalty or who would potentially replace Barbour, who has been a crew chief for FRM’s Cup Series operation since the middle of the 2017 season.