Martha Earnhardt comments on the return of the '3'

See what the late Dale Earnhardt's mother has to say about the legendary number returning to the Sprint Cup.

Martha Earnhardt, mother of the late NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, in an exclusive interview with Steve Byrnes on today’s edition of NASCAR RACE HUB on FOX Sports 1, talked about the return of the No. 3 to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.

Richard Childress Racing, who owned the No. 3 that Earnhardt drove at the time of his tragic incident at Daytona International Speedway in February of 2001, is once again utilizing the No. 3 for Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Austin Dillon in 2014.

Here is what Martha Earnhardt told FOX Sports 1:

“I have mixed feelings because I was told that I would never see a number three on the race track after Dale died. I can understand it to a point. I know it was Richard’s (Childress) number when he drove and this is his grandson, and I understand that. As long as they don’t make it look like the number three. If they painted it a different color … I can sort of deal with it, but I don’t want to see the black number three just like Dale’s. But that’s not my decision.”

FOX Sports Communications

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Austin Dillon
Teams Richard Childress Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags austin dillon, dale earnhardt, martha earnhardt, nascar-cup, richard childress