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Tyler Dippel Misdemenanor Charges Dropped

The misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance against NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel have been dropped, according to Fox Sports’ Alan Cavanna and Bob Pockrass.

The Young’s Motorsports driver was suspended by NASCAR for conduct policy violations last weekend because drugs commonly found in Adderall were found in a backpack in his vehicle.

“Early this morning, in the town of Wallkill Court [New York], the charges against me were dismissed,” a statement from Dippel read. “We presented proof that the prescription was not mine and that the person who the prescription belonged to accepted responsibility for leaving them in my vehicle.”

The prescription, according to Dippel’s statement, belonged to an Xfinity Series driver.

“I along with my team will work closely with NASCAR to hopefully be reinstated so I can be back in the Young’s Motorsports No. 02 Chevrolet. I take full responsibility for my actions.”

Dippel’s removal from the No. 02 meant that DJ Kennington drove the truck at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Truck Series returns to action for the World of Westgate 200, the final event of the first round of the playoffs, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, with TV coverage on Fox Sports 1.

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Andrew DeLay

Lesson learned here? NEVER, I mean NEVER give the Cops permission to search your car… And that comes directly from me… a 30-year cop.


Overly aggressive enforcement by the authorities. City deserves all costs involved. Young mans career placed in jeopardy as NASCAR will probably move at glacial speed to save face. Action detrimental to stock car racing? How do you hurt the sport anymore than Brian France did?


Typical over agressive law enforcement rush to judgement. Read what Tyler said. Cop didn’t believe they were nascar drivers, thought they looked disheveled. Didn’t believe it was cause they were racing all weekend. In other words, guilty until proven innocent in the dummies opinion. Bet the cop was a skinhead.


After all the innuendo and piling on Dippel that has taken place over the course of the last few days, I can hardly wait for all of the retractions and apologies about reckless speculation to begin. Oh, wait.


Wait for it! And wait. And wait. And…

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