It’s been a rough morning for one of the newest members of the NASCAR Cup Series garage.
23XI Racing has failed pre-race inspection twice leading up to the 63rd running of the Great American Race. According to Motorsports.com’s Jim Utter, the issue is centered around the rear of the car.
.@BubbaWallace's No. 23 failed pre-race inspection twice for rear toe issue. Will start from rear and had his car chief ejected from the track
— Jim Utter (@jim_utter) February 14, 2021
As a result, 23XI Racing’s car chief, Greg Emmer, has been ejected from the Daytona garage as standard penalty procedure.
Ejections in NASCAR are not as dramatic as other sport’s. The ejected crew member leaves the garage as a NASCAR official watches. pic.twitter.com/WhpVyHUFDQ
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 2021
Wallace’s No. 23 DoorDash Camry passed on the third go-around with NASCAR but will have to drop to the rear of the field thanks to the inspection issues.
Additionally, a handful of drivers will head to the rear for part changes, or backup cars including Brad Keselowski, Kaz Grala, William Byron, Anthony Alfredo, Cole Custer, Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr, and Erik Jones.