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Hitting the tarmac at Daytona for the first time since 2001, the legendary number three car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt is back at the top of the pole. But, did it ever actually leave?
Austin Dillon, who is driving for his grandfather Richard Childress, took over on Sunday with a lap of 196.019 mph. Dillon, 23, who won the 2011 trucks title and the 2013 Nationwide title, is now a full-time Cup racer for Richard Childress Racing.
The number has not been seen at Daytona International Speedway since 2001 when Earnhardt was killed on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The return of the three car has drawn a range of emotions from NASCAR fans everywhere.
Earnhardt won the 1998 Daytona 500 driving the number three car, along with 67 races and six other titles.
Is it disrespectful to have another driver representing that number? Or would a devoted NASCAR champion, like Earnhardt, really want the number to be retired for good?
There are fans that wanted the number r...
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Daytona Beach, Fla- Here we go with all the conspiracy theorists again. Austin Dillon won the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 with a speed of 196.019 mph in the No. 3 DOW Chevrolet. Because of that, the conspiracy theorists against NASCAR are coming out in droves saying the qualifying session was fixed.
These are the same people that were saying this last year...
Dillon wraps up his qualifying run. In January, Austin Dillon posted the fastest time at Pre-Season Thunder, with a time of 46.128 seconds. Today, Dillon put the #3 RCR Chevy on the pole for the Daytona 500, with a follow up time of 45.914. This represents the third Daytona 500 pole for the #3.So why am I having hard time wrapping my head around it? Last year, Danica Patrick...
For the second straight year a rookie will lead the field to the green flag in the Daytona 500. Austin Dillon put his Dow Chemicals Chevrolet on the pole with a speed of 45.914 mph. Joining Dillon on the front row is Martin Truex, Jr., who laid down a lap[...]
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With the famed No. 3 on his car and the memories of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. on his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Dillon won the Coors Light Pole position for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 with a qualifying speed of 196.019mph...
Austin Dillon put the famed No. 3 back out front at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 driving the No. 3 Chevrolet - a car Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR's top level since Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race.
But with his 23-year-old grandson ready to move to the Sprint Cup...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Austin Dillon put the famed No. 3 back out front at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 driving the No. 3 Chevrolet -- a car Richard Childress has refused to field at NASCAR's top level since Dale Earnhardt's fatal accident on the last lap of the 2001 race.
But with his 23-year-old grandson ready...
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Daytona Beach, Fla- For the second straight year, a big storyline is surrounding the Daytona 500 pole sitter. Last season, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole as she was on top to start the Daytona 500. This year, may rival if not be a bigger deal than last.
Rookie Austin Dillon won the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500...
For all the Dale Earnhardt fans that follow NASCAR, this is going to a look a little strange.Yes, that's right, the #3 car is back on the Sprint Cup circuit. It's going to be driven this season by rookie Austin Dillon, grandson of RCR racing team owner Richard Childress who by the way was the owner of Earnhardt's car (#3) back in 2001, the day of Earnhardt's fatal...
It goes without saying that the Daytona 500 is by far the biggest race in a stock car driver's life. It is our biggest stage. This is the race that defines careers. I lived with the pressure for 17 years of being asked "when are you ever going to win the 500?" It didn't matter that I had won 12 other times at Daytona in all other kinds of races, already, what only...
Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Austin Dillon is one of eight drivers in the heralded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie class, but being the first…
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Daytona Beach, Fla- Picking a pole winner for a restrictor plate race is about as tough as it goes. The cars are so close and really a starting spot is meaningless due to the draft at Daytona and Talladega.
But, if there’s any race that winning a pole on a restrictor plate track means more than others, it’s for the Daytona 500. That’s because the front row...
Here is the entry list for Sunday’s Daytona 500 from Daytona. There are 49 entries for 43 spots, so 6 drivers will miss the show. Among the highlights of the list: Austin Dillon will start his rookie campaign with Dow Chemicals on the side of his #3 Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick[...]
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx claimed the pole for the Daytona 500 during Sunday’s qualifying session. The driver of he No. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx posted the fastest lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 will be the first tme since the death of Dale Earnhardt that the No. 3 has race at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level.
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While Austin Dillon claiming the pole in the No. 3 car made all the headlines following qualifying for the Daytona 500, it’s worth nothing that a former Dale Earnahrdt Inc. driver is also on the front row of the 56th running of the Daytona 500.
It has been a wild past five months for Martin Truex Jr. who was removed from the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase...
for the Daytona 500.
"I know we have a fast car," said Austin Dillion who won the poll.
"Couldn't be more proudrer," said Richard Childress who owns the car.
The other car on the front row was Martin Truex Jr. who is in a new ride at Furniture Row Racing.
Jimmie Johnson wiund up with problems just getting though inspection and they had to replace...