It seemed like old times at Daytona International Speedway with the No. 3 Chevy on top of the speed chart.
However, it was the next generation of Richard Childress racer -- Austin Dillon -- securing the fastest speed of 195.108 mph during preseason testing on Friday.
For some drivers, carrying a number as iconic as Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s might be stressful. But after campaigning with the 3 throughout his career -- and winning championships in both the Nationwide and truck series -- Dillon is used to the attention.
"I'm honored to be in the 3," Dillon said. "This is special, and walking into the Cup garage this week is pretty cool. There are so many heroes in this garage for me, and just being in this garage is going to be pressure. There's some added with the 3, obviously because it's coming back for the first time [to Sprint Cup] in a long time.
"But it's been here four years now. And I'm comfortable when I walk in the garage and jump in the seat. It's been fun so far. Just excit...