During her days growing up in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, Whitney Ward probably never pictured herself being in the NASCAR world. Yet here she is.

On August 9, 2016, Whitney Ward became Whitney Dillon when she married to NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, who drives the No. 3 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and won the 2018 Daytona 500. The couple welcomed their first child, Ace R.C Dillon, on June 14, 2020

From her time as an NFL cheerleader to co-owning a jewelry business with her best friend Mariel to starring in a CMT reality show, here’s everything you need to know about Whitney Dillon.

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – AUGUST 15: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow MobilityScience Chevrolet, spends time with his wife, Whitney Ward and child, Ace R.C on on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Cheerleading and Modeling Career

Before her marriage to Austin Dillon, Whitney Ward was a professional cheerleader. Whitney was the captain of the cheerleading team at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Promotions.

After graduating, she was a cheerleader with the Tennessee Titans for four years, during which time she met her now best friend and business partner, Mariel Lane.

Upon leaving the Titans, Whitney pursued her modeling career. Along with Mariel, she eventually became one of the Monster Energy Girls, which are models that work for NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series. During this time, she met Welcome, North Carolina native and RCR driver Austin Dillon.

Interestingly enough, Mariel is married to Paul Swan, who just so happens to be best friends with Austin. Small world!

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Blogging and Businesses

Several years back, Whitney and Mariel became bloggers after launching The BFF Blog. BFF stands for “beauty, fashion, and fitness,” but the fact that the lifestyle blog was also started by “best friends forever” doesn’t hurt either.

Whitney and Mariel also co-founded the jewelry company Shop the WM, where they also design all the pieces. The ladies also support women through their women’s movement called Girls Tour.

These girls really are all about keeping busy!

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DARLINGTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet American Ethanol (3) with wife Whitney and Mariel lane Swan during the running of the 70th annual Bojangles Southern 500 on September 1, 2019 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Racing Wives

Back in 2019, Whitney Ward Dillon starred in the CMT reality television series Racing Wives. Starring Whitney, Mariel, Samantha Busch, Ashley Busch (the wives of Kyle and Kurt Busch, respectively), and race car driver Amber Balcaen, the series premiered on August 2, 2019 and ran for eight episodes.


Whitney Dillon Net Worth

While Whitney Dillon certainly doesn’t need to work, given her husband’s multi-million-dollar salary, she does more than well enough for herself. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Keep crushing it, Whitney!

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This post was originally published on April 23, 2020.

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