Only two years separate the Dillon brothers, and they have a friendly sibling rivalry both on and off the track.
Austin Dillon, 27, and Ty, 25, have raced against each other numerous times over the last few years, and they’re competitive in everything from racing to fantasy football. Austin appeared on NBC’s NASCAR America at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to discuss his current season and his rivalry with Ty.
Austin said he leads his brother 3-1 in fantasy football championships, though Ty did win the league last year. Austin is somehow playing in seven fantasy leagues this season.
Apparently, Ty has the worst temper between the two, though Austin’s answer seemed a bit biased.
“He’s always had that,” Austin said. “He threw a phone at me one time through a window. I’d never throw anything at him. I’m a nice brother.”
Austin also said he’s a better dresser than his brother.
“I don’t see (Ty) with any cool clothing apparel,” Austin said. “He can wear a T-shirt.”
We’d like to hear Ty’s side of these arguments, but Austin does have the advantage over his brother on the track. Austin’s win at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway qualified him for the playoffs this year. He also finished fourth at Darlington over the weekend.
Ty is newer to the Cup Series than Austin, so he has some time to catch up. But for now, his older brother has bragging rights.
(h/t NBC Sports)