Tyler "Ty" Dillon (born February 27, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the younger brother of Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, son of former driver Mike Dillon and grandson of Richard Childress.
He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No.
GMS Racing, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series. In the Camping World Truck Series, the team currently fields the No.
33 Chevrolet Silverado full-time for Grant Enfinger. In the ARCA Racing Series, the team currently fields the No.
Dillon began his racing career in Bandolero minicars. Moving up to the K&N Pro Series East in 2009, he competed for the series championship in 2010, finishing 13th in points despite only competing in eight races of the series' ten-race schedule. He scored one win in the series, in August 2010 at Gresham Motorsports Park.
Bandolero cars were introduced by US Legends Cars (Formerly:600 Racing, Inc.), the makers of legends cars, in 1997 to be a series of entry-level cars. The Bandolero car is a turnkey, spec-series racer designed for drivers as young as eight years old. The term bandolero is Spanish for bandit, outlaw, or thief.
After making three starts and winning twice, at Kansas Speedway and Rockingham Speedway, in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010, Dillon ran his first full season in the series in 2011, winning seven times on his way to winning the series championship.
He defeated Chris Buescher by a 340-point margin for the championship, but lost the series rookie-of-the-year award to Buescher by two points.
The 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards was the 60th season of the ARCA Racing Series. The season began on February 18 with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and ended on October 19 with the Kansas ARCA 150. Chris Buescher won the championship over Frank Kimmel by 75 points after a heated battle.
Dillon made his debut in the Camping World Truck Series in 2011, finishing eighteenth at Kentucky Speedway, in preparation for running the full series schedule for Richard Childress Racing in 2012. In only his second Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway, he finished third. At Homestead, he finished 9th, right in front of his brother Austin, who was crowned champion that night after the race was called due to rain.
After rain shortened the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dillon was crowned 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion. He also won the 2011 CWTS Most Popular Driver Award. In 2012 he moved up to the Nationwide Series full-time, driving the #3 for RCR.
In the 2012 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, he finished 9th. The following race at Martinsville saw Dillon score his best career finish, 2nd, finishing behind teammate Kevin Harvick. He recorded top ten finishes in each of the first five Truck Series races of the year. On August 31, he scored his first career Camping World Truck Series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The 2011 NextEra Energy Resources 250 was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 18, 2011. The race was the first of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Austin Dillon of Richard Childress Racing won the pole position, while Michael Waltrip of Vision Aviation Racing won.