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Ty Dillon Driver Bio

Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1992
Hometown: Lexington, N.C.
Career Poles: 0 (Cup), 4 (Xfinity), 5 (Gander Truck)
Career Wins: 0 (Cup) | 1 (Xfinity) | 3 (Gander Truck)
Best Championship Finish: (Cup) 24th-2017, 2018 | (Xfinity) 3rd-2015 | (Gander Truck) 2nd-2013

Ty Dillon is the grandson of legendary NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and the son of Mike and Tina Dillon.

Dillon began racing in 2006, and earned two Bandeleros and Legends Chargers wins in his first year. He won 18 races in various Legends series between 2007 and 2008, and scored 10 top-10 finishes in 13 asphalt Late Model starts in 2009. Dillon made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series (now ARCA Menards Series East) debut in 2009.

Ty DillonIn 2011, Dillon made his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series start. He won his first truck race in 2012 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and would go on to capture two more wins in 2013 and finished second in the standings.

Dillon finished fifth in the points in his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2014. He scored his first series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Although he did not score a win in 2015 and 2016, Dillon finished third and fifth, respectively, in the standings and posted career-best numbers in top fives (12) and top 10s (25) in 2015.

After making 18 career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series over three seasons, Dillon moved up to NASCAR’s premier division full-time in 2017 driving the No. 13 Chevrolet for Germain Racing. His best finish was 11th twice, at Phoenix and Talladega. Dillon missed the playoffs by more than 300 points, finishing 24th in the final standings.

Dillon recorded his first top 10 in the Cup Series in 2018 with a sixth-place finish in the July race at Daytona. He finished 27th in the final standings in his second year behind the wheel of the No. 13 Chevrolet. He also continued to drive RCR’s No. 3 Chevrolet part-time in the Xfinity Series.

For 2019, Germain Racing relocated its operations to Welcome, North Carolina, a move that bolstered its technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Dillon finished the season 24th in the standings after recording one top five and three top-10 finishes.