It’s a significant milestone in NASCAR, even if it’s for winning a pole rather than a race.And it marks a grand debut for rookie Austin Dillon, who is piloting the No. 3 for his grandfather and team owner, Richard Childress.
Prior to Sunday, the No. 3’s lone trip toAfter Earnhardt was killed in a last-lap wreck of the 2001
at Daytona International Speedway in a Sprint
Cup Series race was Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s lone win in the a 500 to kick off the 1998 season. Dayton
With the fulltime debut of Dillon this season in the Cup series, Childress announced last December he would bring back the No. 3.Dillon’s average lap speed of 196.019 mph barely eclipsed that of Martin Truex Jr., who will start alongside Dillon on the front row.
Dillon and Truex are the only two drivers whose positions are locked in for next Sunday’s
a 500. Dayton