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Earnhardt Jr. puts No. 3 in Victory Lane

Updated: February 16, 2002, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- No. 3 was No. 1 again at Daytona.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., making his return to the Busch Series in a No. 3 car prepared by Richard Childress Racing, held off Michael Waltrip and Matt Kenseth on Saturday to win the rain-delayed EAS/GNC Live Well 300.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. -- who won a record 34 races at Daytona International Speedway -- died in a last-lap crash during last year's Daytona 500 in the black No. 3 he drove for longtime friend Childress. The ...

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