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Austin Dillon: Should He Drive the Iconic No. 3 Cup Car for Richard Childress?

Many thought that with the tragic passing of Dale Earnhardt at Daytona in 2001, the No. 3 used on the Chevrolet he drove should be retired. However, Richard Childress has the right to use the number, and it appears it will be back on track. We have seen Childress' grandson Austin Dillon behind the wheel of the black No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. It is also no secret he is being groomed to run the Cup series full-time. Dillon will drive the No. 33 for Richard Childress Racing in the upcoming 55th running of the Daytona 500. He is scheduled to drive the No. 51 for Phoenix Racing at Las Vegas in March. If sponsorship can be found, Dillon will drive several more Cup races this season in preparation for a likely run ...

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