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TEAM DILLON RACING DRIVERS
>>>Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon is the eldest son of former driver and RCR general manager, Mike Dillon, and grandson of  Richard Childress. He currently drives the #3 Dow Chemical/ Cheerios/Bass Pro Shops/American Ethanol Chevrolet SS full-time for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS).

In 2015, Dillon removed the rookie stripe in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and finished 21st in points, with 1 top 5 and 5 top 10's.  Austin also competed in 20 NASCAR Xfinity Series events earning 6 poles, 4 wins, 13 top 5's and 16 top 10's.  He also picked up a win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in one of his 4 starts.  Dillon's highlight in dirt racing came in February at Volusia Speedway Park where he piloted his #3 open wheel modified.  Austin picked up 3 wins in 6 races, including the Gator Championship and took home the 2015 Open Wheel Modified DIRTCar National Points Champion honors.

When not competing in the NASCAR ranks Austin pilots the #3 Team Dillon Racing/Warrior/ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model and the #3 Team Dillon Racing/Mark Bush Racing Bandit/ECR Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

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>>>Ty Dillon
Ty Dillon is the younger brother of 2011 Camping World Truck Series and 2013 Nationwide series champion Austin Dillon, son to former driver Mike Dillon and grandson of  Richard Childress.

In 2015, Dillon competed in his second year with the NASCAR Xfinity Series earning 12 top 5's, 25 top 10's and claimed the 3rd position in the point standings.  Ty also competed in 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events including his first ever Daytona 500 and 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events earning the pole at Daytona.  Ty also picked up 1 win on dirt at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTCar Nationals in his #41 open wheel modified.

When not competing in the NASCAR ranks Ty pilots the #41 Team Dillon Racing/Warrior/ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model and the #41 Team Dillon Racing/Mark Bush Racing Bandit/ECR Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.

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>>>Dale McDowell
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Dale McDowell is a veteran in the Dirt Late Model world.  Along the way, McDowell has earned several wins including crown jewel events and 2 Championships.  He finished 4th in the final points in 2009, and in 2010 he followed it up with a 6th place finish.

Dale McDowell’s busy year consisted of balancing 3 roles in racing; promoter at Boyd’s Speedway, driver instructor for McDowell Dirt School and veteran driver at Team Dillon Racing.  In 2015, McDowell competed in 41 events with 3 wins, 21 top 5’s and 26 top 10’s.  Once again McDowell was ranked among the top 25 dirt Late Model drivers in the nation by dirtondirt.com. 

Dale McDowell’s busy year consisted of balancing 3 roles in racing; promoter at Boyd’s Speedway, driver instructor for McDowell Dirt School and veteran driver at Team Dillon Racing.  In 2015, McDowell competed in 41 events with 3 wins, 21 top 5’s and 26 top 10’s.  Once again McDowell was ranked among the top 25 dirt Late Model drivers in the nation by dirtondirt.com. 

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>>>Ahnna Parkhurst
Ahnna Parkhurst is the oldest daughter of Laurie and Mike Parkhurst of Evans, Georgia. Ahnna started her racing career in June of 2013. She drove a Mini Outlaw in the Box Stock Division at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina. Ahnna finished 8th in the year-end point standings despite missing thirty-five percent of the race schedule.

In 2015, Parkhurst competed in her first full-time season of dirt late model racing.  Ahnna began the year in her Crate Late Model and eventually made her first CT525 start in the Fall.  The Parkhurst team battled several rain outs throughout the year, but was still able to compete in 30 events with 2 top 5’s and 13 top 10 finishes in her rookie year.

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>>>Ryan Gifford
1 Ryan Gifford of Winchester, TN began racing go-karts at the age of 8 years old.  While attending the McDowell Dirt Driving School for dirt late model stock cars in 2006, Gifford’s talent was noticed by instructors Dale and Shane McDowell who also ran the Driver Development Program for Richard Childress Racing.  In 2008, Ryan was signed by RCR as a development driver for Team Dillon Racing. 

In 2015, Gifford hung up his asphalt racing helmet and focused on his full-time role at Team Dillon Racing as lead fabricator, crew member and assisting with development driver, Ahnna Parkhurst.  Ryan was able to compete in 16 dirt races himself, claiming 2 wins, 8 top 5’s and 11 top 10’s among Crate, CT525 and Super Late Model classes.

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>>>Kate McCall Dallenbach
1 Kate Dallenbach, who comes from a strong racing heritage, started racing Quarter Midgets at age 8.  She showed early success and was twice named rookie of the year, once at Thunder Hill Raceway in Texas and also at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. Kate has won many racing championships and track records. 

To say racing is in her blood is an understatement; Grandfather Wally Dallenbach Sr. was a successful Indy Car driver, her Dad, Wally Dallenbach Jr., is a two time Trans Am Champion and former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, her Mom, was also a racer, racing quarter midgets, asphalt late models, dirt cars and made 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts. 

Kate’s career has now progressed to the asphalt late model and dirt late model divisions over the last couple of years and is currently a development driver for Team Dillon Racing a development program for Richard Childress Racing.  Kate, an avid hunter is proud to represent SHE Outdoor Ladies Hunting Clothing from the outdoor experts at Bass Pro Shops.

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