Found July 05, 2013 on Captain Thunder Racing:
I'm calling ******** on Dale Earnhardt Jr being OK with the #3 returning to the Sprint Cup Series. My personal belief is that he is simply saying what is politically correct. It would be very unsupportive of longtime family friend Richard Childress to say anything else. But deep down, I believe he wants that number retired like many #3 fans do. I have said for MANY years that NASCAR should retire the #3 from the Cup Series. I don’t care if they run it in any other series. Nationwide, the trucks, ARCA, go-karts, Grand Am cars, hell I don't care if they paint a giant #3 on the side of Brian France's private jet. But not Sprint Cup. In fact, I think its fantastic when I see a #3 spray painted on a street stocker at a local short track, or on the side of a school bus running figure eights at the local Crash-O-Rama night. But, not in Sprint Cup. Not in Sprint Cup. No one deserves the right to drive a #3 car in the Cup Series, and I can’t imagine ANYONE would want that h...

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