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NASCAR and No. 3: The Special Relationship They Have

With the unveiling of Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving the No. 3 at Daytona in the Nationwide Series and Austin Dillion driving the No. 3 in the Truck Series, a lot of discussion has begun about the No. 3.   Should the No. 3 be retired? Should the No. 3 ever race again in Cup? Should Earnhardt Jr. be running it in the Nationwide race? Should Earnhardt Jr. run in the Cup Series? Should Dillion be running the No. 3 in the Truck Series?   Let’s just start this by looking at each question one at a time.     First: Should the No. 3 be retired?   Some say it should, due to the Earnhardt connection. Though others say it shouldn’t for other reasons.   "There's a guy somewhere whose daddy raced No. 3 forever on so...

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