Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 3 Wrangler car for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona this summer, he confirmed Friday.â†µ
Darrell Waltrip of Fox Sports first broke the news on Twitter, something Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t happy about.â†µ
An official announcement and unveiling will take place on Thursday.â†µ
“DW sort of blew the lid off it, and on Twitter, no less,” Earnhardt Jr. said. "That kind of ruined our announcement.â†µ
“We didn’t want to have to annonce it like this, so we will do it when we had it originally planned, and that is all I can tell you about it.”â†µ
This isn’t the first time Earnhardt Jr. will have driven the No. 3 (his father’s legendary number) since Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in 2001.â†µ
In 2002, Earnhardt Jr. drove the No. 3 during Busch Series events during Daytona Speedweeks and at Charlotte in May.