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Austin Dillon, grandson of team owner Richard Childress will be moving up to the Sprint Cup Series next season. Although reports of Dillon moving up to the Cup series circulated throughout the 2013 season, Richard Childress Racing did not confirm the reports until Wednesday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway during a press conference.
The team stated that Dillon will drive the No. 3 car, a number that has not been used in the series since the death of Dale Earnhardt in 2001.
Dillon’s car will be primarly sponsored by Fortune 500 company, Dow Chemical.
Dillon, the reigning Nationwide champion and 2011 Truck series title winner, had already acknowledged he’s moving up to the Sprint Cup Series last month when he clinched the Nationwide title after the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“That level is a little bit bigger of a jump for sure,” Dillon said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. I think definitely Rookie of the Year is definitely what we want to get next year. … Next year is going to be tough. I know we’re up to the challenge. We got a good plan. I’m looking forward to battling it out next year.”
RCR also announced that they will not be fielding a truck team in 2014. They will though be fielding three full-time Nationwide teams with drivers Ty Dillon, Brendan Gaughan, and Brian Scott. They will also be fielding a fourth team part-time.
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Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday that Austin Dillon will drive the late Dale Earnhardt’s famed No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014. The number has no been used since Earnhardt’s death in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500. However, Dillion has driven the No. 3 in winning Nationwide (2013) and Camping World Truck Series (2011) titles. He...
Richard Childress Racing announced this afternoon that Austin Dillon will drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting in 2014 with the famous #3 on the door of his car. That stylized number was made famous by Dale Earnhardt, running it for Childress from 1988 (when GM Goodwrench became the[...]
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Concord, NC- The news is now official – Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season. The team decided now is the time to bring the famed number back to Sprint Cup racing as Dillon is the grandson of team owner Richard Childress and has driven that number his whole life....
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