Austin Reed Dillon, born on the 27th of April, 1990, is worldwide known as an American professional stock car racing driver. He takes part in the NASCAR Cup Series, where he drives the no. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing. Learn more about his Biography, Weight, Stats, Baby, GF, Education, Cars, News, and other information.
|Real Name||Austin Reed Dillon|
|Profession||American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver and Team Owner|
|Date of Birth||27 April 1990|
|Age (as of 2023)||32 years|
|Birthplace||Welcome, North Carolina, United States of America|
|Hometown||Welcome, North Carolina, United States of America|
|School||Forsyth Country Day School|
|College/University||High Point University|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5'8"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 81 kg
in pounds- 179 lbs
|Debut||2008 Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond)|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Whitney Ward [m. 2017]|
|Grandparents||Grandfather- Richard Childress [former NASCAR driver & owner of Richard Childress Racing]|
|Parents||Father- Mike Dillon [a former driver and Richard Childress Racing general manager]
Mother- Tina Dillon
|Siblings||Brother- Ty Dillon [American professional stock car racing driver]|
|Children||Son- Ace R.C Dillon [born: 2020]|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$15 million|
Austin Dillon started his car racing career at the Bandolero Mini Cars and Legend Cars Series. He became the 2008 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Camping World East Series. He drove the No. 3 Chevrolet for Andy Santerre Motorsports.
After one year, in 2009, he started his first Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway, where he drove the no. 3 Truck. Austin Dillon achieved his first career pole at Texas Motor Speedway in June. He finished third there.
Dated on July 11, he racked up his first NASCAR victory in the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. In 2011, Dillon chalked up his first win at Nashville Superspeedway.
On October 9, 2011, Austin got his first career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This series took place at Kansas Speedway. He had driven his No. 98 Camping Chevrolet Impala. Next year, Austin took part in the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway.
In 2013, Austin took the place of Tony Stewart at the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. He achieved the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship on November 16, 2013.
During the 2014 Daytona 500 qualifying, Austin secured the pole position. In the Xfinity race 2015, he earned the winning position after his teammate.
Austin Dillon also took part part-time in the Xfinity Series in 2016. Austin Dillon started the season in 2017 with a fourth-place finish in his Can-Am Duel. In the same year, he became a color commentator for Fox NASCAR’s broadcast of the Xfinity Series race at Michigan.
On October 28, 2029, Austin stepped down as the crew chief of the No. 3 team. In July 2021, Austin Dillon went back to the Xfinity Series in Atlanta, where he replaced Michael Annett because Michael Annett was suffering from a severe injury. Austin steered the No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
Austin Dillon made his cameo in the movie Stuber along with his elder brother Ty Dillon and fellow driver Daniel Suárez.
Relationship, Wife, Children
Austin Dillon was engaged with former NFL cheerleader Whitney Ward. They got engaged to each other on August 9, 2016. Later they tied the knot on December 9, 2017.
Their wedding ceremony took place at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. They welcomed their son, Ace R.C Dillon, on June 14, 2020.
Interesting Facts about Austin Dillon
- Austin Dillon is very much fond of DJ music.
- Austin Dillon was the assistant groundskeeper at the Richard Childress Racing shop.
- As a child, Austin liked to collect autographs. He has the autograph of Hank Aaron Evander Holyfield.
- As he is part Irish, Austin would like to visit Ireland.