Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Daniel Dye Reinstated by ARCA, Will Race For GMS at Kansas Following Charges Being Reduced

Daniel Dye has been reinstated by the ARCA Menards Series and he will compete at Kansas after his charges from an incident at his High School were reduced. PC: Daniel Dye | Twitter

Daniel Dye, the second-place driver in the 2022 ARCA Menards Series point standings, has been reinstated by the ARCA Menards Series and will race this weekend at Kansas Speedway, per an update he posted on his website,

According to Dye, his Felony Battery charge, which led to an arrest last month, has been reduced to a Misdemeanor Battery charge following the State’s Attorney investigation into the incident.

The statement issued by the ARCA Menards Series on the lifting of the suspension read like this:

“Daniel Dye’s indefinite suspension has been lifted. He has been approved to return to all ARCA racing activities effective Friday, May 13, 2022.”

Dye’s GMS Racing team also issued a statement on the matter on Friday.

“Today, ARCA Menards Series officials announced that GMS Racing driver Daniel Dye was reinstated for competition. Dye and the No. 43 Chevrolet team will compete in Saturday’s event at Kansas Speedway,” the team said in their written statement.

In Dye’s update, he explained everything that transpired, which led to his legal issues, from his point of view.

“Before I get back to racing, I think it is important to explain what happened that led local police officers to take me into custody,” Dye explained. “The facts are that me and my classmates have been engaged in a silly and admittedly immature game commonly played at the school between boys and involves hitting each other in the groin area. This has been going on since we were in the 9th grade. The other student “got me” and then I got him back. I want to be very clear that nobody was trying to seriously injure anyone in the game and I am relieved to know that the other student has recovered.”

Now, with his suspension lifted, Dye can get back to focusing on chasing an ARCA Menards Series championship. The driver has recorded two top-five finishes in the season’s opening three races.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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