RCR reveals Austin Dillon’s Junior Johnson-inspired No. 3 throwback

Richard Childress Racing revealed the No. 3 Chevrolet paint scheme that Austin Dillon will pilot next month in Darlington Raceway’s annual throwback event, with a nod to NASCAR’s “Last American Hero.”



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This year’s throwback theme celebrates “NASCAR’s Champions … Past, Present and Future.”

While Junior Johnson never won a NASCAR Cup Series title as a driver, the Hall of Famer had six as an owner, 50 career wins on the track himself and certainly shaped of NASCAR’s past, present and future. The late legend is worth celebrating, as Dillon will do with his clean, white-with-stripes No. 3 American Ethanol Chevy.

The championship organization also showed off the new visor above the windshield that 2020 NASCAR Playoffs drivers will adorn in a teaser Tuesday morning.

Dillon clinched his ticket to the postseason earlier this year with a win at Texas Motor Speedway. He will receive a playoff waiver after missing the race on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

RCR revealed teammate Tyler Reddick’s throwback scheme on Monday as well, in a nod to former driver Jeff Burton.

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