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NASCAR Cup Series Drivers who have won in the #3:
The #3 was run in 1,134 Sprint Cup Series races, with 97 wins, 367 top-fives, 605 top-tens and 65 poles.
(before Austin Dillon took over the #3) Race winners in the #3 car:
Dale Earnhardt, 67 wins in #3, 76 wins overall (HOF)
Junior Johnson, 9, 50 (HOF)
Paul Goldsmith, 5, 9
David Pearson, 3, 105 (HOF)
Dick Rathman, 3, 13
Buck Baker, 2, 46 (HOF)
Ricky Rudd, 2, 23
Buddy Baker, 2, 19
Fireball Roberts, 1, 33 (HOF)
Charlie Glotzbach, 1, 4
Austin Dillon, 2, 2 (Daytona 500)
Danny Letner, 1, 2
Earl Balmer, 1, 1
(HOF) - in the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Stats compiled from Racing-reference.info.
Also see an article at NASCAR.com: Dale Earnhardt far from only legend to drive #3.(updated 4-8-2018)
Contract Status: Driver: 2018+; Primary Sponsors: Dow 2018?; American Ethanol 2018?; AAA Mid-Atlantic 2018?
See the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Page for News and Links
#3 Team / Driver News
Tyler Reddick could run some Cup races in 2019: "Don't be surprised to see him in a (Cup) car before the year ends," Childress told NASCAR.com, lauding the 22-year-old newcomer to the team. "We're just real impressed with him and what he's been able to do so far in his career. He's just a great young talent."[More](12-20-2018)
Richard Childress Racing to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019: Richard Childress Racing announced plans for a yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration today, commencing in February with a pair of gold Daytona 500 entries for it's two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Defending Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon will drive a gold No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 while Daniel Hemric will make his career-first Daytona 500 start in a gold No. 8 Bass Pro Shops/Caterpillar Camaro ZL1 in "The Great American Race."[More](12-14-2018)
Dillon feels optimistic in return to Daytona: Looking into his rearview mirror and seeing the field behind him as he sped across the finish line to win the season-opening Daytona 500 is something Austin Dillon won't ever forget. The memory of winning is ever-present, especially so this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Saturday night .[More](7-5-2018)
Dow, Richard Childress Racing to honor veterans with patriotic paint scheme: Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon and Team USA Olympic Luge Medalists Chris Mazdzer and Erin Hamlin were at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan for the unveiling of the No. 3 'Dow Salutes Veterans' Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will be driven by Dillon during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 10. The paint scheme features the names of more than 1,300 employees and contractors from Dow, the USA luge team and Richard Childress Racing who are also veterans, as well as immediate family members of employees and contractors who have served or are currently serving.[More](6-7-2018)
Coca-Cola to sponsor Austin Dillon at Charlotte: Coca-Cola, one of the world's iconic brands, will be featured as primary sponsor on the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the 2018 Coca-Cola 600. Coca-Cola's longtime partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will continue its deep-rooted history over Memorial Day Weekend with defending race winner Austin Dillon carrying the Coca-Cola colors. Dillon recorded his first-career Cup Series victory last May at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600, one of NASCAR's crown jewel races.[More](4-25-2018)
Childress partners with AstraZeneca: Richard Childress Racing announced today that AstraZeneca, a global science-based biopharmaceutical company, has partnered with Richard Childress Racing and the #3 Chevy for select races during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. AstraZeneca's SYMBICORT (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) brand will be featured as primary sponsor on Austin Dillon's #3 Chevy beginning at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8. SYMBICORT will also be featured as an associate partner for the remainder of the 2018 season.[More](4-3-2018)
Austin Dillon honored at Daytona Champion's Breakfast: The magic of Sunday night carried over to Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, with 2018 DAYTONA 500 champion Austin Dillon honored at the annual Champion's Breakfast in the speedway's Bill France Room. Dillon drove the #3 Dow Chevy owned by his grandfather Richard Childress to a historic victory in the 60th running of "The Great American Race," the season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The victory came 20 years after Dale Earnhardt won the DAYTONA 500 in Childress' No. 3 Chevrolet.[More](2-19-2018)
Austin Dillon's Daytona 500 victory is an extended family affair: If Austin Dillon's No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team decided to steal a page from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be entirely appropriate. The theme song of the world champion Pirates was "We Are Family," a contemporaneous hit by Sister Sledge. In 1979, the close-knit underdog Pittsburgh team upset the Baltimore Orioles to win the World Series.[More](2-19-2018)
Last-lap pass gives Austin Dillon dramatic Daytona 500 victory: Austin Dillon prevailed in a game of Survivor played at 200 miles per hour, winning the Sunday's Daytona 500 fiercely and unapologetically after turning race leader Aric Almirola in the third corner of the final lap. Ten of the 40 drivers who started the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' season-opening event finished on the lead lap in a race that featured eight cautions and three massive wrecks that eliminated many of the strongest cars in the field.[More](2-18-2018)
Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 1st win at Daytona and 2nd career win. He got into the rear of #10-Aric Almirola on the final lap. Almirola had taken the white flag as the leader but finished 11th. Dillon led only the final lap. The race ended after one attempt at NASCAR overtime.
#43-Wallace finished 2nd, his best career finish, followed by #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #37-Buescher, #21-Menard, #12-Blaney, #31-Newman, #34-McDowell, and #47-Allmendinger.
#12-Blaney dominated most of the race, leading 114 laps, but was involved in an accident with 2 laps to go that shuffled him back in the pack.
Pole sitter #88-Bowman ran up front most of the day but was caught in the accident with 2 laps to go and finished 17th.
Stage 1 was won by #41-Busch, finished 26th.
Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 7th.
There were 24 lead changes among 14 drivers and 8 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 150.545mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf)
Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf)
Richard Childress Racing leverages ANSYS to improve race car speeds: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will improve racing times with ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) through a new, multi-year partnership. RCR will leverage ANSYS Pervasive Engineering SimulationTM software to more accurately predict machine performance and enhance vehicle speed on the race track by enabling a true digital twin of a race car.[More](2-15-2018)