Remember this car?
The Late Great Dale Earnhardt and the Number 3 car. Daytona was the setting of great success for Dale, including winning the 1998 Daytona 500. Of course, it was on the same track that Earnhardt lost his life in Turn 4 of the last lap of the 2001 Race. You would think that the Number 3 Car would never be out on the track again in competition. That will change this year when Austin Dillon, the grandson of Richard Childress who owes the Number 3, will race full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
So what does Austin do in Daytona Qualifying yesterday? He puts the Number 3 on the Pole for this Sunday’s Great American Race. The last time the Number 3 was on the Pole was in 1996. Not bad for a first time qualifying effort at Daytona for Dillon.
I have a feeling many old school NASCAR fans would love to see the Number 3 car in victory lane on Sunday. Coming from a Jeff Gordon fan myself, if Super G can’t win it, I would love to see Dillon take the checkers this Sunday.
Have a great SpeedWeeks!!!