Wheeler named director of competition at 23XI Racing; Barker to serve as No. 23 crew chief for rest of '21

© Sean Gardner Getty Images Wheeler named director of competition at 23XI Racing; Barker to serve as No. 23 crew chief for rest of ’21 Mooresville, NC (September 16, 2021) — Today, 23XI Racing announced veteran crew chief Mike Wheeler will move full time to Director of Competition, a role he has held since 23XI Racing‘s inception, along with crew chief of the No. 23 Toyota Camry. With the move, Bootie Barker will step in as crew chief for Bubba Wallace for the remainder of the 2021 season.

As 23XI Racing continues to grow and move towards expanding in 2022 and beyond, this move allows Wheeler to fully focus on continuing to build the team, the team‘s expansion in 2022 with the newly announced No. 45 team and work on the team‘s future headquarters.

“Mike Wheeler (Wheels) has been a huge part of helping build 23XI Racing,” said 23XI President Steve Lauletta “From day one, Wheels has helped put this team together, with a focus on the competition side. As we move towards 2022, it‘s important for us to put the right people in place that help continue the growth of 23XI to the next level. As we finish out the 2021 season, this move allows Wheels to focus on our overall vision for 23XI and allow Bootie (Barker) to help Bubba and the No. 23 team finish strong over the final eight races.”

RELATED: Steve Lauletta named 23XI Racing team president 

A veteran of the sport, Barker has been at 23XI Racing throughout the 2021 season and brings multiple years of crew chief experience to his new role. Throughout his career, Barker has served as crew chief in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Truck Series and the ARCA Series. Most recently in the Cup Series, Barker served as crew chief for Ty Dillon at Germain Racing in 2017.

“Being a part of 23XI Racing from when it was just an idea, to seeing the plans come to life, securing our temporary shop and working to build this team has been an amazing opportunity and one I‘m excited to continue as the team grows and expands,” said Wheeler. “I‘ve enjoyed the opportunity to be back on the box this season with the No. 23 team and Bubba, but to be able to solely focus on the next steps it takes to expand to a multi-car team, build a new shop and get this team to where it‘s in contention to win each and every week is exciting for me and I‘m ready to give it my full attention as we finish this season and move into 2022. Bootie (Barker) has been a great asset to 23XI Racing all season and with his experience, he was the right choice to step in and finish the 2021 season with Bubba and the No. 23 Toyota Camry team.”

The change is effective starting with this weekend‘s race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

]]>

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Police to take no action over Crystal Palace fans' Newcastle banner

Photograph: Simon Dael/Rex/Shutterstock Police have confirmed they will not be taking any action against Crystal Palace supporters who raised a banner in protest at the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United ... Read more »

Facebook missed weeks of warning signs over Capitol attack, documents suggest

As extremist supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on 6 January, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside ... Read more »

Latest climate plans don't dent emissions: UN assessment

The latest round of national emissions cutting plans submitted under the Paris Agreement will make no material dent in short-term carbon pollution levels and still put Earth on course to ... Read more »

Keep Your Shower Product Arsenal—Shampoos, Loofahs, and All—Tidy with These Helpful Organizers

© Provided by Martha Stewart Living Courtesy of West Elm Cleaning and organizing your bathroom isn’t the most enjoyable task on your household to-do list, but the right storage set-up ... Read more »

Tesla Decided The Software It Was Testing Around You Wasn't Safe

Ah, the joys of Tesla’s “public beta” of 4,000-pound cars careening around city streets with software that even Elon Musk says has “some issues.” That and more in The Morning Shift ... Read more »

Kids ages 3 and up to get COVID vaccine in China

Some parts of China will require children between the ages of 3 and 11 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to announcements from local officials. China to this point has ... Read more »

Bayern und BVB müssen sich gedulden: Kein Adeyemi-Wechsel im Winter

© Bereitgestellt von 90min Karim Adeyemi wird vorerst bei RB Salzburg bleiben | KRUGFOTO/GettyImages Karim Adeyemi gehört neben Jamals Musiala und Florian Wirtz zu den begehrtesten Talenten im deutschen Fußball. ... Read more »

Chaos vor NBA-Spiel! Irving-Protest artet aus

Beim Heimauftakt der Brooklyn Nets demonstrieren einige Dutzend vor dem Barclays Center für Kyrie Irving – manche von ihnen auch gewaltsam. Sicherheitskräfte müssen einschreiten. © Bereitgestellt von sport1.de Chaos vor ... Read more »

Extreme E | Primo podio per ABT Cupra con gran gestione del mezzo

Jutta Kleinschmidt e Mattias Ekstrom hanno chiuso secondi alle spalle della coppia della Rosberg X Racing – Molly Taylor e Johan Kristoffersson – nonostante una portiera persa nella finale disputata ... Read more »

Juve Under 23-Pro Sesto, rissa sfiorata: squalificati i due allenatori

© Fornito da Sportal.it Il giudice sportivo di Serie C ha comminato due squalifiche per Simone Banchieri e Lamberto Zauli dopo quanto successo al termine della partita Juve U23-Pro Sesto. ... Read more »

Lamaro nuovo capitano dell'Italrugby

E’ il 23enne Luca Lamaro il nuovo capitano della nazionale italiana di rugby. © Fornito da Rai Sport Luca Lamaro Il ct azzurro, Kieran Crowley, ha ufficializzato all’inizio del raduno ... Read more »

Due tonnellate di fumogeni e ‘bombe' tricolori

Duemila chilogrammi di fumogeno di color giallo per festeggiare Valentino Rossi. E’ stato spettacolo vero, non solo in pista, ma anche al termine quando è arrivato il momento di fare ... Read more »

De Jong fikk lårskade i El Clásico

© (NTB scanpix) Frenkie de Jong i aksjon for Barcelona mot Real Madrid søndag. Foto: Joan Monfort / AP / NTB De Jong fikk lårskade i El Clásico Det opplyste ... Read more »

Håndball: Drammen får tsjekkisk motstand - overkommelig for Bækkelaget og Nærbø

© (NTB scanpix) Drammen-trener Kristian Kjelling og hans gutter skal ut mot Dukla Praha i tredje runde i europacupen. Foto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB Håndball: Drammen får tsjekkisk motstand ... Read more »

Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Latest news, updates on Dolphins, Panthers, Eagles before 2021 NFL deadline

The Deshaun Watson watch is on. Again. The Texans quarterback requested a trade during the offseason, but none came to pass; Soon after Watson’s January trade request, sexual assault allegations ... Read more »

Report: Jets QB Zach Wilson suffers sprained PCL, out 2-4 weeks

An MRI confirmed New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a sprained PCL in Sunday’s loss, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday.  An MRI confirmed a sprained PCL for Jets’ ... Read more »

Bill Belichick: Mac Jones has gotten better each week

© Provided by NBC Sports Sunday’s rout of the Jets pushed the Patriots to 3-4 on the season and it featured a pair of firsts for rookie quarterback Mac Jones. ... Read more »

California storm breaks records as another storm threatens 70 million Americans in the eastern US

After the West Coast got walloped by record-setting rainfall and dangerous mudslides — with more heavy rain in store today — 70 million Americans in the eastern US are now ... Read more »

Jeff Bezos reportedly not interested in becoming next Denver Broncos owner

If the NFL was hoping billionaire Jeff Bezos would become the Denver Broncos owner, the league might have to look elsewhere for someone to buy the Broncos in 2022. © ... Read more »

Protest Over 'Unsettling' Antisemitic 'Vax the Jews' Banner Hung on Texas Bridge

An antisemitic sign reading “Vax The Jews” has been placed close to West Austin’s Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center, triggering a social media backlash. © Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbi/Getty Images Stock ... Read more »

Gerald Melzer nach Challenger-Titel in Bogota auf Weg zurück

© APA/ERWIN SCHERIAU Auf dem Weg zurück – Gerald Melzer Während sein Bruder Jürgen diese Woche beim Erste Bank Open in Wien auch im Doppel das letzte Match auf der ... Read more »

Zach Ertz: We have a lot of talent, I've never seen so much green grass in the middle of the field

© Provided by NBC Sports Tight end Zach Ertz had a memorable debut with the Cardinals on Sunday. Ertz caught a 47-yard touchdown from Kyler Murray in the 31-5 win ... Read more »

VDV-Vizepräsident Ramelow verteidigt Kimmich: "Bedenken vor Nebenwirkungen" akzeptieren

Carsten Ramelow, Vizepräsident der Spielergewerkschaft VDV, hat in der Impfdiskussion Partei für Fußball-Nationalspieler Joshua Kimmich ergriffen. Es müsse “auch akzeptiert werden, wenn einzelne Spieler noch Bedenken vor Nebenwirkungen der Impfung ... Read more »

The Senate is setting a dangerous precedent with Iron Dome funding

Five months ago, President Biden committed to helping to replace Iron Dome interceptors Israel expended to protect civilians from rockets the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas fired from Gaza during last ... Read more »

How Alec Baldwin's deadly prop-gun shooting on the 'Rust' set unfolded, according to witnesses

© Jae C. Hong/AP Photo This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the ... Read more »

DFB-Präsidentensuche: Landesfürsten erneuern Position - Rückschlag für Peters

Die Chefs der Landes- und Regionalverbände haben sich bei der Suche nach einem neuen DFB-Präsidenten erneut für einen Kandidaten oder eine Kandidatin aus dem Amateurlager ausgesprochen. Das teilte der Deutsche ... Read more »

Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro 14-inch review: A portable, professional powerhouse

From a distance, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro looks a lot like the 13-inch MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro you might already be using. Look again and the differences ... Read more »

Biden should borrow one thing from Trump

ANALYSIS — “I’ve instructed the military, whatever they need — if they need additional force — I will grant it.” © Provided by Roll Call Joe Biden is famously loyal, ... Read more »

Wolves linked with move for midfielder who was dubbed 'better than prime Iniesta' - report

Former Wolves loanee Vitinha has been linked with a return to Molineux, with a scout thought to have watched him in action for FC Porto recently. © Provided by Transfer ... Read more »

Paul Scholes accuses Mason Greenwood of 'cheating' in build-up to Liverpool's first goal

Sunday afternoon marked one of the lowest moments in the recent history of Manchester United – and the post-mortem into their 5-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool didn’t take ... Read more »

eFootball 2022: "Rettungsversuch" auf Anfang November verschoben

Konami verschiebt das für Ende Oktober geplante Update für eFootball 2022. Die dringend notwendigen Änderungen soll es dann Anfang November geben. Doch ob diese überhaupt im Patch enthalten sind, ist ... Read more »

Zwei Spiele Sperre für Havelses Jaeschke

Wegen rohen Spiels ist Yannik Jaeschke am Wochenende gegen Eintracht Braunschweig mit Rot vom Platz gestellt worden. Das DFB-Sportgericht sperrte den Spieler vom TSV Havelse jetzt für zwei Partien. © ... Read more »

Salah in league of his own

Who is red-hot in the Premier League right now? Sky Sports ranks every player over the past five matchdays… Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah tops the Premier League form chart after ... Read more »

Swiatek, Muguruza und Badosa für WTA Finals qualifiziert

Das Feld für die WTA Finals in Guadalajara/Mexiko (8. bis 14. November) ist nahezu komplett. © Bereitgestellt von sport1.de Swiatek, Muguruza und Badosa für WTA Finals qualifiziert Frankfurt am Main ... Read more »

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong suffers a hamstring injury

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong faces a spell in the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury during their El Clasico defeat to ... Read more »

Paul Pogba sends message about Manchester United form after Liverpool loss

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted he and his team-mates cannot “feel sorry” for themselves following Sunday’s 5-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford. United’s winless ... Read more »

Richard Arnold clears all Monday appointments, as Man Utd players question Solskjaer's credentials – report

Richard Arnold has reportedly cancelled all his appointments on Monday and is set to hold talks with Joel Glazer, while Manchester United’s players are seriously questioning whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ... Read more »

'Come back', 'Where you're appreciated' - Many WHU fans react to £19.8m-valued man's angry tweet

Plenty of West Ham United fans have been reacting to Jesse Lingard’s tweet following Manchester United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. © Provided by Transfer Tavern Jesse Lingard vs ... Read more »

Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19 — Will He Still Perform on ‘SNL'?

© Provided by US Weekly Ed Sheeran Tests Positive COVID 19 Will He Still Perform SNL Ed Sheeran announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, October 24 ... Read more »

Democrats descend on churches in Virginia in Souls to the Polls campaign urging parishioners to vote for Terry McAuliffe

Democratic leaders are targeting church goers to get out the vote, endorsing Democratic incumbent Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is slightly behind in the polls for the first time after making ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic