FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Childress is bringing back the No. 3 car full time into the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season with his grandson Austin Dillon moving up from trucks.
Dillon has used No. 3 in the Camping World Truck Series, where he is the season points leader, but this will be the first time the No. 3 will be regularly used on a car since Cup champion Dale Earnhardt's death at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500.
Childress said Friday he has no intention of taking the No. 3 back into the Sprint Cup Series.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won consecutive Nationwide championships (1998-99) in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Inc. He won Nationwide races in the No. 3 for Childress at Daytona in 2002 and 2010.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Pure Michigan 400 Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds the Pure Michigan 400 later today. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the victory.
Thumbnail Road America 180 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes this afternoon in the Road America 180. Here are the drivers we like to contend...
Thumbnail Careers for Veterans 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the auto racing weekend this afternoon for the Careers for Veterans 200. Here are the drivers we like to...
Thumbnail Careers for Veterans 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesis back in action this weekend when drivers compete in the Careers for Veterans...
Thumbnail Road America 180 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Wisconsin this weekend for the Road American 180. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
More inNASCAR Articles