Austin Dillon starts Sprint Cup’s off weekend with engagement

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Austin Dillon’s vacation is off to a great start.

The Richard Childress Racing driver is engaged, sharing the news by posting a photo Wednesday morning on Twitter of him on bended knee in front of girlfriend Whitney Ward. The fourth-year Sprint Cup Series driver has been dating Ward, a former NFL cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans, since last year.

Dillon will follow in the footsteps of younger brother Ty Dillon, who tied the knot with girlfriend Haley Carey in December of 2014.

Austin Dillon finished 31st on Sunday at Watkins Glen International and is 13th in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

Xfinity Series driver Ryan Preece is also engaged. He too announced the news on Twitter.

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