|Austin Dillon to bring No. 3 to Sprint Cup Series|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 11 December 2013 06:40|
The move has been long anticipated after car owner Richard Childress allowed his grandson to use the No. 3 as he's moved through NASCAR's ranks.
The number has not been used since Earnhardt's death in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500. The car was rebranded to No. 29 for Kevin Harvick following Earnhardt's fatal accident.
Dillon won the Truck Series championship in 2011 driving the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing and the Nationwide title this year in the same number.
The No. 3 Chevrolet will be sponsored by Dow, Bass Pro, Realtree and General Mills. Gil Martin will be the crew chief.