Austin Dillon Wife & Family Details, His Net Worth & Facts

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Published Date: 23 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 23 Feb, 2020

Well, Austin Dillon and his wife is soon to be a family of three. The two love birds announced that they are expecting the first child at the end of 2019.

Austin Dillon is an American professional stock car racing driver, who currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard Childress Racing. Besides, he competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.

Austin Dillon Family, Early Life & Education

Austin R. Dillon was born on 27 April 1990 to the racing family. He is the son of former race car driver Mike Dillon and Tina Dillon. His father was a professional stock car racing driver for Richard Childress Racing and now serves general manager for the team.

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Austin Dillon pictured with his father Mike in 2019 (Picture: Austin’s Instagram)

Dillon with a height of 5 feet 8 inches grew up with his younger brother Ty Dillon in Welcome, North Carolina. He pursued his early education from Forsyth Country Day School. He then went to High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, from where he began his racing career.

His Racing Career

Austin his racing career at the age of 15 in the Bandolero Mini Cars series and the Legend Cars Series in 2005. He became the 2008 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Camping World East Series. In 2009, he made his first Camping World Truck Series start at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 3 truck.

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Dillon won NASCAR Rookie of the Year in the Truck Series in 2010. Similarly, he was crowned the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion in 2011. He won the Nationwide Series championship, winning the Xfinity Series in 2013. Moreover, he holds the record for most consecutive poles in the Nationwide Series with four. He has nine career wins in the Xfinity Series and seven career wins in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

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Austin Dillon’s career stats as of 2020 (Picture: NASCAR)

Recently, he won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in 2017 and the 2018 Daytona 500, winning in overtime.

How Much Is His Net Worth?

Austin has amassed a splendid net worth from the remarkable career earnings. He comes on the list of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers.

As of now, he enjoys the net worth of an estimated $12 million. He resides in a lavish 2,300-square-foot barn on the edge of the woods in Lexington in Kentucky.

Who Is Austin Dillon’s Wife?

The 29-year-old is enjoying a blissful married life with Whitney Ward, his wife of two years. The pair exchanged the wedding vows on 9 December 2017 at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. They dated for several years and eventually got engaged on 9 August 2016.

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Whitney, aged 29 is a former NFL cheerleader who graduated from the University of Tennessee with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. She co-founded the fashion, fitness and beauty site The BFF Blog with her friend Mariel Lane.

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Austin Dillon and his wife Whitney are expecting a baby boy to arrive in June 2020 (Picture: Whitney’s Instagram)

The couple announced on Instagram that they are expecting their first child in December 2019. Their son named Ace RC Dillon would arrive into the world in June 2020.

Some Interesting Facts About Austin Dillon

  • Austin won the CWTS Most Popular Driver Award in 2011.
  • His brother Ty drives the No. 13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Germain Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • His maternal grandfather Richard Childress is a former NASCAR driver and the current team owner of Richard Childress Racing (RCR).
  • He appeared in a cameo role along with his brother Ty in the 2019 crime thriller movie Stuber.
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