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No. 3 to return full time to Nationwide

Updated: November 4, 2011, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Richard Childress is bringing back the No. 3 car full time into the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season with his grandson, Austin Dillon, moving up from trucks.

Dillon has used No. 3 in the Camping World Truck Series, where he is the season points leader, but this will be the first time the No. 3 will be regularly used on a car since Cup champion Dale Earnhardt's death at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500.

"Dale made that number famous," said Childress, who ...

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