Ty Dillon and his wife Haley Carey pose on the red carpet during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series Banquet
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Ty Dillon's Wife Haley Is a Former NBA Dancer


Haley Carey has been extremely supportive of her husband Ty Dillon and his NASCAR career since the couple first started dating more than 10 years ago. But, Haley has also had an interesting career of her own.

Let's take some time to get to know a little bit more about the former NBA dancer, racing wife, and mother of two.

What to Know About Ty Dillon's Wife Haley Carey

On June 18, 2015, Haley Carey made it through the swimsuit and fitness tryouts to make one of the 21 spots on the Charlotte Hornets dance team, the Honey Bees. Her job required her to work at Hornets home games and make appearances at everything from corporate events and private parties to fashion shows and charity functions.

Ty Dillon, who was in the middle of his second full-time Xfinity Series season and two years away from his full-time NASCAR Cup Series debut, took to Twitter to congratulate his wife on the exciting news.


While Haley isn't on the Honey Bees anymore, she hangs out with her former teammates every now and then, and she and Ty still make it out to a Hornets game whenever they get a chance.

Outside of motorsports and motherhood, Haley keeps busy with a number of different hobbies. She dabbles in acting, having appeared in several commercials over the years.

She also is a super talented candle maker, baker, and home chef. Somebody get her a show on the Food Network!


Haley and Ty Dillon's Love Story

Ty Dillon stands on the grid with Haley Carey prior to the start of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Haley met Ty during a Florida race event, and the two quickly fell in love.

On December 28, 2013, the couple got engaged, and on December 20, 2014, girlfriend Haley Carey officially became wife Haley Dillon. Seeing as Ty Dillon was driving for Richard Childress Racing at the time, it only made sense that his grandfather, famous NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, set aside a date at the Lexington, North Carolina-based Childress Vineyards for the ceremony.

Officiated by Ty's good friend Ray Wright, it was a relatively small wedding, but close family members such as Ty's brother Austin Dillon were in attendance. To top it all off, Haley and Ty went from the wedding to the reception in true NASCAR fashion: in a No. 3 Chevrolet car. Obviously, this awesome touch made all the trending NASCAR social media rounds.

After a few years of married life, Haley and Ty welcomed daughter Oakley Ray Dillon on November 20, 2017. On October 29, 2020, their son Kapton Reed Dillon was born.


If you check out Haley's Instagram account, it's clear that Oakley and Kapton are the lights of her and Ty's lives. While treating her followers to many of the awesome aspects of family life, Haley also uses her social media presence to promote everything from makeup tips to her own favorite recipes. Oh, and then there's the random candid videos, like the time she vented about the WiFi being out at Dillon home. We've all been there, Haley!

This post was originally published on June 4, 2021.

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