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Tyler Dippel Indefinitely Suspended by NASCAR, Replaced By DJ Kennington

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel was indefinitely suspended Friday (Aug. 23) by NASCAR.

“Actions detrimental to stock car racing” and a “violation of the sport’s code of conduct” were the reasons cited by the sanctioning body.

The 19-year-old Dippel was competing full-time for Young’s Motorsports this season. He currently sits 13th in points, having earned one top five finish (a career-best third at Michigan International Speedway)and three top-10 finishes. Dippel was scheduled to compete in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

No specifics have been given regarding the circumstances of Dippel’s suspension, nor has Young’s Motorsports announced a replacement driver for the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado.

Update: Young’s Motorsports released a statement on Twitter Saturday morning:

Later on it was announced that DJ Kennington would be the replacement driver:

This is a currently breaking story. As more news is made available, this story will be updated.

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Okay but what did he do?


For whatever reasons, young Mr. DIPPEL has left a trail of burned bridges as he has jumped from team to team in ARCA, GOTS and other series. In a time when competition is intense to secure a paying Driver, he has played the ride game like checkers. This strike on his record hopefully will send him back to the Dirt world where such conduct is better tolerated…

Tom B

What kind of conduct? How come this is such a well kept secret. Did he spit on the sidewalk?

Captain Obvious

The dirt world has far better racing than the asphalt side so if you don’t like Tyler Dippel you might want to wish him an eternity in boring no passing asphalt purgatory aka NASCAR. It’s pretty near an open joke now that you go cash the big check tooling around in NASCAR so you can afford to actually race on dirt. I mean that’s obvious to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention. You can’t pay me to go watch an asphalt show if I have an option to pay my own way and watch dirt. No choice about it, dirt wins every time. I watch racing for the driving not the crew.


I agree with you on the racing. NASCAR has now suspended Bayley Currey and Matt Borland for chemicals in exercise supplements and coffee. Whatever Dippel did, it is behavioral in nature and apparently unspeakable in public. But they are all tarred with the same brush. For the rest of their google life, they are stained with dishonor…

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