Daytona 500: Austin Dillon’s win shows NASCAR’s next generation is here to stay

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — Twenty years ago, Dale Earnhardt won the 1998 Daytona 500 in his famed No. 3 car. Three years later, Earnhardt tragically died on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Many thought that Earnhardt’s No. 3 would never race again in the NASCAR Cup Series … until Austin Dillon …
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