UPDATE August 24 9:26 AM ET: Although the official cause of the suspension is still up for debate and speculation, Young’s Motorsports did offer a statement on the matter on Saturday:
Friday, NASCAR announced that Tyler Dippel — a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor — has been indefinitely suspended for, “Actions detrimental to stock car racing” and a “violation of the sport’s code of conduct.”
No official word has been given as to what the 13th place driver in the Truck Series Standings has done to receive the suspension, or how long he will be out of action.
Boxing and NASCAR Journalist Ryan O’Hara has tweeted that sources have told him that Dippel has been arrested trying to enter Canada for this weekend’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and that the reason of the arrest is drug related.
According to my sources, Tyler Dippel was arrested at the border and the Canadian government will not let him in.
Again, hearing it’s drug-related #NASCAR
— Ryan O’Hara (@OHaraSports) August 24, 2019
O’Hara has since corrected his sources info to state that Dippel was pulled over at the Canadian border. His sources would not confirm if Dippel had actually been arrested.
Tyler Dippel was at the very least pulled over. I did not mean to tweet that he was arrested. This is why I shouldn’t tweet when I am sleepy.
Still hearing it was a drug-related issue on the N.Y. side of the border
— Ryan O'Hara (@OHaraSports) August 24, 2019
However, we stress there has yet to be an official announcement on the reason for the suspension from NASCAR or Young’s Motorsports who Dippel drives for.
In 17 starts in 2019, Dippel has recorded a top-five finish and three top-10s in the NGOTS. His best finish was a third-place effort a couple of races ago at Michigan.
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