NASCAR has reinstated Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel from an indefinite suspension issued on August 23.
Dippel was suspended in violation of the Member Conduct Guidelines of the NASCAR Rule Book, specifically Section 12.1, a behavioral penalty for âactions detrimental to stock car racing.â As a result, he missed this past weekendâs race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
DJ Kennington piloted the Youngâs Motorsports No. 02 and finished 15th.
The 19-year-old posted an explanation to his Facebook fan page on Wednesday afternoon, explaining that he had been cleared of criminal possession charges. After being pulled over for a traffic violation on August 18, Dippel consented to a search, where authorities discovered a bag with prescription medication for a friend who was not present in the vehicle.
Dippel provided evidence on Wednesday in a New York court that proved his innocence in the matter and NASCAR responded by lifting the suspension.
The No. 02 Youngâs Motorsports driver missed Sundayâs Gander Trucks race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. D.J. Kennington filled-in and finished 15th.