Who is Ty Dillon?
Tyler Reed Dillon, known colloquially by his racing name Ty Dillon, is an American professional stock car driver who has raced in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition, he is famously recognized as having driven the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Petty GMS Motorsports and the No. 6 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports.
Profile of Ty Dillon
|Full Name||Tyler Reed/Richard Dillon|
|Popular As||Ty Dillon|
|Birthdate||27th February, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Lewisville, North Carolina, USA|
|Profession||Professional Racing Driver|
|Race / Ethnicity||Undisclosed|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Parents||Mike Dillon (Father) & Tina Dillon (Mother)|
|Spouse||Haley Carey (m. 2014)|
|Children||2 (Oakley Ray Dillon )|
|Net Worth||$5 Million USD|
Besides, the skilled racer Ty Dillon is known to devote all of his time to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series. Nonetheless, he raced the No. 13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Germain Racing.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Tyler Reed/Richard Dillon, popularly recognized as Ty Dillon was born in Lewisville, North Carolina, on 27th February, 1992 to parents Mike Dillon and Tina Dillon. Accordingly, his father is a former racer; while his grandfather is Richard Childress. Apparently, his father, Mike, retired from Richard Childress Racing as a professional stock car racer in 2001. Nonetheless, Mike is currently employed at Richard Childress Racing as the general manager.
Similarly, Ty has a relatively famous brother Austin Dillon; who also has success as a stock car racer. Specifically, Austin is the present racer for the Camping World Truck Series. Moreover, Austin is a full-time Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Cup Series driver who operates the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
Ty Dillon’s Professional Career in NASCAR
Ty Dillon was keen on racing sports since young thus; he soon commenced his racing career with go-karts and Bandolero mini-cars before switching to the K&N Pro Series East in 2009. Consequently, he claimed the ARCA Racing Series Championship in 2011.
Following this, Dillon made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2011. Impressively, he also clinched his first NASCAR race in the NASCAR Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August 2012. In the meantime, he also proceeded to the series and made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in June 2012 through the 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Moreover, in 138 Nationwide Series contests, he claimed a single victory, 32 top-5, 86 top-10 finishes, and four pole awards.
Subsequently, he made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the No. 33 with Hillman-Circle Sport LLC and RCR in the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Similarly, he earned his Trans-Am Series debut at Road America in the No. 12 TA2 Chevy Camaro for Miller Racing the same year. Nonetheless, he achieved a career-best fourth-place finish at Daytona in July 2019.
Nonetheless, Dillon has driven for Richard Childress Racing and associated teams for the most of his NASCAR career. Meanwhile, Richard Childress, his grandfather, is the owner of RCR. Additionally, Ty’s older brother Austin Dillon is also RCR’s full-time No. 3 Cup Series driver and a fellow NASCAR competitor as well. Furthermore, Mike Dillon, the general manager of RCR and a former NASCAR driver, is his father.
For his nationwide career, Dillon made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Dover International Raceway on June 2, 2012. In the event, he finished fourth, and he hasn’t competed since.
Honors & Achievements
During his racing career so far, Ty Dillon has previously participated in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the ARCA Menards Series, the ARCA Menards Series East and West, as well as the NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
With his incredible track skills, during his debut year of racing, Dillon scored multiple Bandoleros and Legends Chargers events in 2006. In addition, he also claimed the Atlanta Semi-Pro Legends in 2007 and nine more races in just 16 starts the following year, when he also finished 10 times in second place. Eventually, Ty transitioned to late models in 2009, and in 13 outings on asphalt, he earned 10 top-10 finishes. In addition, eleven dirt races involving Modified and Late Models were also included in his achievements block.
Remarkably, Ty is the champion of the 2011 ARCA Racing Series. Besides, he was the series’ former youngest champion at 19 years, 7 months, and 19 days until his record was broken by Ty Gibbs at the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship when his apparent age was recorded as 19 years, 0 months, and 19 days.
Likewise, during the K & N Pro Series East events in 2009, Ty Dillon added multiple records including three starts and finishing in the top 10 twice. The following year 2010, Dillon returned and competed in eight out of the ten events, finishing in the top five twice, placing in the top ten four times, and winning one at Gresham Motorsport Park.
Thereafter, Series Arca Dillon made the switch to the ARCA Re/Max Series in 2010, competing in three races and finished in the top five each time, including his maiden victory at Kansas Speedway. Meanwhile, in the season-ending race at Rockingham Speedway, Dillon earned his second victory.
Dillon’s Personal-life & Relationships
Ty Dillon is in a happy marriage with his wife of more than eight years, Haley Carey. Based on the media reports, the couple began dating in 2012. Eventually, in late December of that year, the pair announced their engagement after starting to date. Besides, Ty and Haley performed marriage vows on December 20, 2014, at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Impressively, the newly married couple then drove to their wedding reception in Dillon’s No. 3 RCR Xfinity Series car.
In the meantime, his wife Haley is a celebrated model as well as television personality. She is represented by Marilyn’s Agency. Additionally, she is an entrepreneur who specializes in making candles and posts a variety of food recipes on her personal Instagram handle.
Three years into their marriage, the in-love couple announced their first child’s impending arrival in May 2017. Eventually, their daughter Oakley Ray Dillon was born on November 20, 2017. Similarly, they also have a second child whose detailed whereabouts are maintained private.
Social Media Handles of Ty Dillon
Ty Dillon is quite popular on various social networking platforms. Specifically, he has amassed over 48k followers on his verified Facebook account. Similarly, he has over 77.1k Instagram followers while he has surpassed 167k followers on Twitter as of July, 2022.
Net Worth of Ty Dillon
Over the course of his nearly ten-year professional career in the sport Ty Dillon, the recognized NASCAR driver has accumulated outstanding earnings. Based on reports, he made approximately $1.09 million in the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Meanwhile, the estimated net worth of Tyler Reed Dillon as of July 2022 is $5 million.
Conversely, Ty’s elder brother Austin Dillon is amongst the NASCAR’s highest-paid drivers with the astounding personal worth of $12 million.