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Who Is Austin Dillon’s Grandfather? Know About American Former Race Car Driver Richard Childress



Many are curious to learn the identity of Austin Dillon’s grandfather. Austin is an accomplished stock car racing driver with little information known about his family background; in this article we provide full details about Austin’s grandfather.

Know About Austin Dillon’s Grandfather?

Austin Dhillon's Grandfather

Austin Dhillon’s Grandfather

Richard Childress is Austin Dillon’s grandfather and the founder of Richard Childress Racing (RCR), which competes in NASCAR Cup Series races. Austin began racing at an early age of seven on a dirt track; by 2009 he made his NASCAR debut in Camping World Truck Series where he won his inaugural race at Lowa Speedway before transitioning into Cup Series in 2011 followed by Xfinity Series where he made history by becoming the youngest ever winner at Kentucky Speedway in 2012.

Richard Childress and Austin Dillon: A Legendary NASCAR Family

Austin Dhillon

Austin Dhillon

Richard Childress is Austin Dillon’s maternal grandfather; he’s Tina Dillon’s father. Due to their differing lineages, their surnames differ. Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has long been one of NASCAR’s premier series; both Richard and Austin Dillon are widely revered among racing professionals; with Richard being instrumental in Austin’s rise as an athlete.

Austin Dillon: Racing Legacy and Family Connections

Dillon's Family

Dillon’s Family

Austin Dillon is the son of Mike and Tina Dillon and former Nationwide Series driver Mike. Now working alongside Richard Childress’s wife Judy as part of RCR management, Mike Dillon serves as Austin’s maternal grandmother. Together with his brother Ty Dillon they own Dhillon Management which serves as sports management agency.

Austin Dillon married Whitney Ward on December 9, 2017, at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Ward had previously served as Dillon’s cheerleader on his show “Austin Dillon’s Life In The Fast Lane.” Since their union, the couple have welcomed one son whom they named Ace R.C. Dillon.

As such, we hope this article answers any of your queries about Austin Dillon’s grandfather and family background.


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