NASCAR announced Monday that Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self had been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the series’ substance abuse policy.
Self, 23, has missed the last two Truck Series races for what the team originally said was for performance-based reasons. Darrell Wallace has driven for the team at both Martinsville and Texas.
Per NASCAR protocol, Self will have to go through the road to recovery program to be reinstated into the series. The 23-year-old has one top five and five top-10 finishes in 66 career starts. The next Truck Series race is at Dover in May.
Self’s top five came at Daytona when he finished second to Kaz Grala in 2017. He was ninth at Daytona in the first race of 2019. Since then Self posted finishes of 27th and 15th at Atlanta and Las Vegas while driving for his family-owned team.
Self is the second driver in the last 12 months to be suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Last May, NASCAR announced that Spencer Gallagher had been suspended indefinitely days after he won the Xfinity Series race at Talladega.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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