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Ty Dillon Driver Bio

 

Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1992
Hometown: Lexington, N.C.
Career Poles: 0 (Cup), 4 (NXS), 5 (NCWTS)
Career Wins: 0 (Cup) | 1 (NXS) | 3 (NCWTS)
Best Championship Finish: (Cup) 24th-2017 | (NXS) 3rd-2015 | (NCWTS) 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 debut in 2009.

Ty DillonIn 2011, Dillon made his first NASCAR Camping World 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.

In 2017, he also continued to drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Xfinity Series entry and had a best finish of third in the fall race at Richmond.