Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Dillon Brothers: Two Talented Young Racing Professionals That Have A Great Future Ahead Of Them

Austin and TY Dillon: The sons of Mike Dillon ( RCR general manager and former race car driver) and the grandsons of Richard Childress. Austin and TY both attend High Point University, were TY is majoring in business management and Austin is majoring in Communications. Their father Mike Dillon told them if they want to race, they have to get a college education as a back up plan if racing does not work out. If you have been watching Austin and TY Dillon race, you know that racing is working out for them and they have been really successful in their young racing career’s.

21year old Austin Dillon completed his first full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010. He ended his rookie season with two wins, seven top fives, sixteen top tens and also claimed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Honors. Austin is in his second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and he is currently 2nd in the points standings. He has competed in four Nationwide Series events for Kevin Harvick Inc this season and scored one top five, three top tens, and completed every lap. Austin is scheduled to make his Sprint Cup debut in the No. 98 Chevrolet fielded by Curb-Agajanian Performance Group with sponsorship by the Ronald Reagan Foundation’s Centennial Celebration and the Childress Institute of Pediatric Trauma later this year. In 2012 Austin is moving his racing career to the next level: He will be competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series full time. Austin will use the #3 in the Nationwide Series and will be driving for the teams of Kevin Harvick Inc and Richard Childress racing who recently announced they will merge in 2012. Austin will open the season as a rookie of the year candidate in the #3.

19 year old TY Dillon ran a limited schedule in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010( three ARCA Racing Series events )- earning two wins and one pole award. His first career win in the ARCA racing series was at Kansas Speedway in just his second start! Ty earned the pole and finished second at his ARCA debut at Iowa Speedway. He also ran a limited schedule in the NASCAR K@N Pro series East Division in 2010, earning his first career win at Gresham Motor Sports Park. TY is currently in his first full season in the ARCA racing series. He currently leads the ARCA points standings and has won seven of the first sixteen events this year. TY will be making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this year at Kentucky. In 2012- Ty will be competing in his first full season in the NASCAR Camping world Truck series driving the #3 Silverado.
Austin has a good chance at claiming the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship at the end of the 2011 season. TY has a huge points lead in the ARCA Series, so expect to hear the name TY Dillon as the 2011 ARCA Racing series Champion. The Dillon brothers are without a doubt two of the best young racers that us race fans have seen in a long time. keep your eye on the two of them because before you know it, both of them will be racing in the Sprint Cup Series full time in a couple years. In my opinion, I think both of them will do very well in 2012 and in the years to come. We will have to keep watching the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series and wait and see what the future will hold for the Dillon brothers.
To Austin and TY Dillon: Congratulations on getting the opportunity to move your racing careers to the next level in 2012!

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