Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives OK to No. 3

Updated: July 5, 2013, 1:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said again this week that he's OK with his father's No. 3 returning to the Sprint Cup Series.

Austin and Ty Dillon, the grandsons of Richard Childress, have driven the No. 3 in dirt racing, the Truck series and in Nationwide races for RCR. It's assumed that when Austin Dillon steps up to the Sprint Cup Series, he'll be in the No. 3.

"I think it will be great," Earnhardt said, according to FoxSports.com. "It was an iconic number for my father, and ...

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