Ty Dillon Biography
Ty Dillon is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the younger brother of fellow NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, son of former driver and RCR general manager Mike Dillon, and grandson of Richard Childress. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Germain Racing.
Dillon began his racing career in go-karts and Bandolero minicars. Moving up to the K&N Pro Series East in 2009, he competed for the series championship in 2010, finishing 13th in points despite only competing in eight races of the series’ ten-race schedule. Ty Dillon scored one win in the series, in August 2010 at Gresham Motorsports Park.
After making three starts and winning twice, at Kansas Speedway and Rockingham Speedway, in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010, Dillon ran his first full season in the series in 2011, winning seven times on his way to winning the series championship. He defeated Chris Buescher by a 340-point margin for the championship, but lost the series rookie-of-the-year award to Buescher by two points.
Ty Dillon made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011, finishing eighteenth at Kentucky Speedway, in preparation for running the full series schedule for Richard Childress Racing in 2012. In only his second Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway, he finished third. At Homestead, he finished 6th, right in front of his brother Austin, who was crowned champion that night after the race was called due to rain.
In the 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, he finished 9th. The following race at Martinsville saw Dillon score his best career finish, 2nd, finishing behind teammate Kevin Harvick. He recorded top ten finishes in each of the first five Truck Series races of the year. On August 31, he scored his first career Camping World Truck Series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
On July 15, 2014, RCR announced Dillon will make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 33 with Hillman-Circle Sport LLC in partnership with RCR in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After qualifying 29th, he finished 25th. Dillon returned to the No. 33 for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, qualifying 26th and finishing 27th.
In September 2014, sponsor Yuengling and RCR announced they would field the No. 33 for Dillon at the 2015 June Pocono race. On December 9, RCR stated Dillon would drive the No. 33 for Hillman-Circle Sport in the Daytona 500.
On June 16, 2014, Ty Dillon announced he would make his Trans-Am Series debut at Road America for Miller Racing in the No. 12 TA2 Chevy Camaro. After starting 6th, Dillon finished 4th.
Television and film appearances
In 2019, Dillon made a cameo in the movie Stuber.
Dillon grew up in the piedmont of North Carolina with his parents, Tina and ex-driver Mike Dillon, and his brother Austin Dillon who also drives in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Dillon’s grandfather is Richard Childress, a North Carolina businessman and former professional stock car racing driver.
On December 28, 2013, Ty Dillon announced his engagement to his girlfriend Haley Carey, a former driver herself and Charlotte Hornets cheerleader. They were married by Dillon’s good friend Ray Wright on December 20, 2014 at Childress Vineyards. On May 26, 2017, Fin & Field named Dillon the Most Interesting Sportsman in the World for the Spring of 2017.
On November 20, 2017, Ty became a father as he and Haley Dillon had a daughter named Oakley Ray Dillon. Dillon does weekly vlogs following his personal and racing life in a series called The Ride similar to fellow competitors Brennan Poole, Noah Gragson, Anthony Alfredo, Ryan Vargas, Justin Haley, and Brett Moffitt.
- Full Name: Tyler Richard Dillon
- Date of Birth: February 27, 1992
- Age: 28
- Birth Place: Lewisville, North Carolina
- Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
- Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
- Achievements: 2011 ARCA Racing Series Champion, Youngest ARCA Racing Series Champion ever, 2008 UARA-Stars Champion
- Awards: 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year, 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver
- Spouse: Haley Carey (m. 2014)
- Current team: Chevrolet Motorsport
- Education: High Point University
- Grandparent: Richard Childress
- Parents: Mike Dillon, Tina Dillon
- Car no., team: 13 (Germain Racing)
- 2019 position: 24th
- Best finish: 24th (2017, 2019)
- Net Worth: N/A
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