D.J. Kennington came to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park expecting to race only in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, but the St. Thomas, Ont. driver has picked up a late opportunity to run the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Kennington got the call to drive the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet after the team’s usual driver, Tyler Dippel, was suspended by NASCAR.
Young’s Motorsports posted a statement to their Twitter early Saturday morning saying they were notified of Dippel’s suspension on Thursday and that they respect NASCAR’s decision.
The former Pinty’s Series champion made his announcement that would get behind the wheel of the No. 02 Saturday on Twitter.
— DJ Kennington (@DJKRacing) August 24, 2019
Kennington is a veteran competitor in NASCAR. He’s competed in the Truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park each of the last three years. He also 16 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts. He’ll join six other Canadian drivers in this weekend’s race.