Every aspect of sports comes with its uniqueness and sweetness. Well, many people delight in most of the popular sports games but only a few percentages of people seem to be drawn towards car racing as a sport. Austin Dillon is one car racer who would make you stay glued to your screens. Taking after his father, Mike Dillon who was a NASCAR Busch Series race car driver, Austin has proved that he is more skilled than his old man. He is simply a holder of several awards who has proved his skills behind the wheels.
Austin Dillon – Bio
The car racer was born on the 27th day of April 1990 in Lewisville, North Carolina and is one of the two children belonging to Dillon Tina and Mike Dillon. His brother, Tyler Dillion is also not left out in the game of car racing. In fact, his whole family except his mom has handled the wheels on several competitions. Austin Dillon’s growing up days was surrounded by everything pertaining to tracks and cars. He started watching his dad and grandad closely and learning the tricks behind car racing as a child.
He was first a scholar at Forsyth Country Day School before transferring to High Point University to major in communication where he took classes at per time basis. The car racer launched his career in 2005 and within three years, at the NASCAR Camping World East Series, he was named as the Rookie of the year. Shortly after that, he joined his grandfather’s team; a man we would get to talk about later.
Through the following years, Austin Dillon grew with his skills and competed better in most of his games. He has bagged a number of achievements including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title in 2011, NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013, Daytona 500 pole in 2014, Coca-Cola 600 in 2017, and the 2018 Daytona 500. Austin has raced more for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) than any other team, he has also raced for Curb Racing, Phoenix Racing, and Stewart-Haas Racing and lots more car racing teams.
Thanks to Austin Dillon’s primary repertoire as a car driver, he has been able to amass a reasonable amount of wealth from. Like a typical athlete, Dillon’s money comes from prize money and endorsement deals. His earning combined with a reasonable financial literacy has given him a net worth of $12 million.
Wife or Girlfriend
Austin Dillion’s first publicized relationship was with a lady named Taylor Walker. There are no particular details about how they met or when they began their relationship, however, we gathered that Walker moved into the relationship shortly after she called it off with Will Grier in 2014. Sadly, Austin and Walker were not meant to be as they called it off not after they started dating.
Then, Austin Dillion moved on with Whitney Ward. The two dated for a while before the car racer popped the question in 2006. He engaged her in a very romantic way in the Bahamas. Meanwhile, their relationship wasn’t publicized until the engagement came. They couldn’t hide their joy and uploaded a picture of them on social media to announce their togetherness. A year after their engagement, the car racer, and Whitney decided to make it all official. They exchanged their vows on the 9th of December 2017 at the Childress Vineyards in North Carolina.
Though Whitney is not fully involved in the sports of car racing, she has been her husband’s number one fan. She was a cheerleader and captain while as a high school student and is a graduate from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; graduating with a degree in Communications major and marketing minor.
Family – Mom and Grandfather
Austin’s mom, Tina Dillion seems not to be in the limelight irrespective of the fact that her dad, husband, and sons have been pulled to the pages of fame. There is a dearth of information regarding her details.
As aforementioned, the car racer was born into a home that competed severally behind the wheels. Surprisingly, his grandfather, Richard Childress seems to be the man who passed on the game to his son-in-law and grandchildren. During his heydays, Richard was hailed as one of the skilled NASCAR drivers. After retiring, he went ahead to establish a car racing organization known as Richard Childress Racing (RCR).
Ever since the creation of RCR, the racing team has gone ahead to compete with other powerful teams involved in the game. Austin Dillion, his grandson is very much active with the team and has poured his appreciations to his grandad for each of his supports.