Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service
334: Starts by the No. 3 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. confirmed Friday he will drive the No. 3 car in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona in July.
The Nationwide No. 3 has not been in a race since 2002 when Earnhardt drove it at Daytona and Charlotte.
Earnhardt’s father, Dale Earnhardt Sr., made 73 Nationwide starts in the No. 3 from 1989 to 1994, winning nine times. Dale Jr. has the most wins in the car with 15.