Truck Series driver Dippel suspended indefinitely

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Gander Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR. The governing body said he violated was detrimental of stock car racing.

This violation was also a violation of the sport’s Code of Conduct. NASCAR has not provided more information on exactly what he did.

Driver Tyler Dippel driving during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250
Tyler Dippel driving during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 (Getty Images/Jared C. Tilton)

This was Dippel’s first full season in the Truck Series before Friday’s suspension. He competed in Young’s Motorsports #02 Chevrolet.

He competed in all 17 games to begin the season. However, he did not make the playoffs last Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.

The young driver from New York was slated to compete this weekend at Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on Sunday. No replacement driver has been announced at this time.

Dippel competed in a few Truck races last season. Before moving to the Truck Series full-time this season, he previously driven in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

This season in those 17 starts, he has one Top 5 finish and three Top 10 finishes. He had a career-best third-place finish at the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

In those 17 starts, he has completed 2,410 of 2,615 laps in those 17 starts. He has led two laps.

He has a starting average of 17.3. His average finish is 15.3. He has also had three DNF’s this season in Daytona (crash), Fort Worth (crash), and Bristol (crash).

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