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The No. 3 and NASCAR: So Magical, Yet So Mysterious

How do we associate drivers with their cars? Is it their sponsors, their nicknames, the car they drive? More than likely, it's the car number. It's easy to remember and can often be recognized by everyone. There are some numbers that even though someone else is driving, it's associated with the driver that made it famous. Look at the No. 43 of Richard Petty. That is his number and we all recognize that. How about the No. 17.  Sure it's with Matt Kenseth, but the old-school fans always remember the "Tide Ride" of Darrell Waltrip. What number do all generations remember? What number can be associated with NASCAR that just emulates what the sport is about? That is the No. 3. It doesn't matter what car the fans cheer, what driver they supp...

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