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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel was indefinitely suspended Friday (Aug. 23) by NASCAR.
“Actions detrimental to stock car racing” and a “violation of the sport’s code of conduct” were the reasons cited by the sanctioning body.
The 19-year-old Dippel was competing full-time for Young’s Motorsports this season. He currently sits 13th in points, having earned one top five finish (a career-best third at Michigan International Speedway)and three top-10 finishes. Dippel was scheduled to compete in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
No specifics have been given regarding the circumstances of Dippel’s suspension, nor has Young’s Motorsports announced a replacement driver for the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado.
Update: Young’s Motorsports released a statement on Twitter Saturday morning:
— Young's Motorsports (@youngsmtrsports) August 24, 2019
Later on it was announced that DJ Kennington would be the replacement driver:
— DJ Kennington (@DJKRacing) August 24, 2019
This is a currently breaking story. As more news is made available, this story will be updated.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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