All criminal charges against former Dirt Track Racing and current NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver, Tyler Dippel, have been dismissed. NASCAR has also reinstated the driver of the Young's Motorsports No. 02 NGOTS entry, with Dippel planning to return to action during the series next scheduled event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on September 13th. Tyler sits 13th in the driver standings, with three top ten results in seventeen 2019 starts.
Below is a statement from Tyler Dippel Racing, via the driver's official Facebook account:
"On August 18, while driving home from the Orange County Fair Speedway, I was pulled-over for changing lanes without proper signal. The trooper asked my passenger and myself if we had been using drugs and we responded with "no" - because we hadn't. The trooper continued to question us and then asked to search the vehicle, which I gave him my consent as I had nothing to hide. In the back of my truck was a friend's backpack who was not with us containing his prescription medication. Because it was in my vehicle, I was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Upon my appearance ticket, I contacted NASCAR within hours to inform them of the situation. Due to the NASCAR rule book and code of conduct, they ruled to suspend me indefinitely. I respect their decision.
Early this morning, at the Town of Wallkill Court, the charges against me in this case were dismissed. We presented proof that the prescription was not mine and the person that the prescription belonged to accepted responsibility for leaving them in my vehicle.
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.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported me. I look forward to seeing everyone soon.