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Austin Dillon: On The Way To Becoming Most Popular Truck Series Driver

   When you put a No. 3 on the side, it becomes more than just another race car. With that number on the side, there comes a guarantee that whoever is behind the wheel is bound to get plenty of fan and media attention. Call it a gift from Dale Earnhardt, or maybe even a curse. Since the death of the Intimidator on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, the once-quiet whispers have turned into shouts about whether the number should ever be raced again. If it is, who should be the lucky driver that gets to be the one behind the wheel? Richard Childress had the perfect plan; the No. 3 after all is the Childress family number that friend Earnhardt made famous. It shouldn’t go to waste or be retired, and it seemed his grandso...

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