Black Number 3 Returning to NASCAR
Richard Childress Bringing Back the Black No. 3
A black No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will race in NASCAR this weekend for the first time since Dale Earnhardt ran his last Daytona 500 in 2001.
Austin Dillon â€“ Grandson of Richard Childress â€“ will drive a black No. 3 Chevy Truck in Saturdayâ€™s Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.
If Dillonâ€™s career takes him to the Sprint Cup Series I fully expect him to be behind the wheel of the No. 3 car then, too.
Some Earnhardt fans will be unhappy about this decisionÂ — but the No. 3 was Richard Childressâ€™ number before it was Dale Earnhardtâ€™s.
Childress had 285 NASCAR starts before he stepped out of the No. 3 car and put Earnhardt behind the wheel. But it took Earnhardt to drive the car to 6 championships.
Are you happy to see the No. 3 back on the track even though someone whose last name is not Earnhardt is behind the wheel of it?