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The misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance against NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel have been dropped, according to Fox Sports’ Alan Cavanna and Bob Pockrass.
The misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance against Young’s Motorsports driver Tyler Dippel has been dropped, according to the team and Dippel: (reporting w @AlanCavanna ) … Dippel statement: pic.twitter.com/BtjEvcnVmD
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 28, 2019
The Young’s Motorsports driver was suspended by NASCAR for conduct policy violations last weekend because drugs commonly found in Adderall were found in a backpack in his vehicle.
“Early this morning, in the town of Wallkill Court [New York], the charges against me were dismissed,” a statement from Dippel read. “We presented proof that the prescription was not mine and that the person who the prescription belonged to accepted responsibility for leaving them in my vehicle.”
The prescription, according to Dippel’s statement, belonged to an Xfinity Series driver.
“I along with my team will work closely with NASCAR to hopefully be reinstated so I can be back in the Young’s Motorsports No. 02 Chevrolet. I take full responsibility for my actions.”
Dippel’s removal from the No. 02 meant that DJ Kennington drove the truck at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The Truck Series returns to action for the World of Westgate 200, the final event of the first round of the playoffs, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on Fox Sports 1.