Did they retire Dale Earnhardt number?

NASCAR unofficially retired the number 3 in honour of Dale Earnhardt Sr. after his death on the track at the 2001 Daytona 500. Following his death, Earnhardt’s old team changed to the number 29, and the replacement driver (Kevin Harvick) drove the 29 car through the 2013 season.

Did Dale Earnhardt retire number 3 car?

43 not Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3. Earnhardt’s number came the closest to being retired, as it has not been used in the Sprint Cup Series since Earnhardt was killed on the last lap of the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500.

What numbers are not used in NASCAR?

NASCAR is fine with that. Numbers that are not being used by a team — the No. 5 and 25 for HMS as examples — can be assigned by NASCAR to another team upon request. But the new team is not permitted to use number styles that look like those that have been protected by the former team.

Why did NASCAR not retired the number 3?

NASCAR unofficially retired the number 3 in honour of Dale Earnhardt Sr. after his death on the track at the 2001 Daytona 500. …

Are there any retired numbers in NASCAR?

NASCAR does not retire numbers. Unlike most other sports leagues that will bestow the honor to those all-time great players, or ones who had a tragic incident, NASCAR keeps iconic car numbers active and on the track.

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Who is the greatest NASCAR driver of all time?

Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time

  • Greg Biffle.
  • Kasey Kahne. …
  • Ernie Irvan. …
  • Neil Bonnett. …
  • Geoff Bodine. …
  • Harry Gant. NASCAR driver Harry Gant in 1986. …
  • Donnie Allison. Donnie Allison at Daytona Speedway in 1977. …
  • A.J. Foyt. A.J. Foyt gets a big kiss from a race stopper after winning the 1972 Daytona 500. …
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