No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
Austin Dillon will take the No. 3 Sprint Cup car back onto the track full time in 2014.
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series for the first time since Dale Earnhardt Sr. drove it to six championships for RCR.
“Having my own grandson be able to get in the car is really special,” Childress said during a press conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I just think back to the conversation Dale Earnhardt and I had riding back one night from a hunt in New Mexico.
“Those are the kind of things that help you feel good about, ‘Hey, it’s time to bring it back — and to bring it back with family.’ I would never put anyone in it except an Earnhardt or one of my family members.”
Dillon won championships in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for his grandfather.
He called driving the No. 3 car “a huge responsibility”.
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