Earnhardt Jr. to drive replica No. 3 at Daytona

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a replica
of his father's No. 3 Wrangler car in the Nationwide Series race at
Daytona in July.

It will be the first time since 2002 that Earnhardt Jr. will use
the No. 3. He did it twice that season in NASCAR's second-tier

The car was unveiled Thursday at JR Motorsports on what would
have been Dale Earnhardt's 59th birthday. The seven-time NASCAR
champion was killed in a 2001 accident at Daytona.

Earnhardt Jr. attended the unveiling with his stepmother,
Teresa, and his father's longtime car owner, Richard Childress.

The No. 3 has not been used in the Sprint Cup Series since
Earnhardt's death.

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