Putting No. 3 Back in Victory Lane July 2, 2010 Junior paid tribute to his father at the 2010 Nationwide Series race at Daytona with a car that was adorned in the blue-and-yellow Wrangler paint scheme that the elder Earnhardt used in the early 1980s, complete with the familiar No. 3 on the side. He honored his father's memory the best way possible, by winning the race. Said Junior afterward, "With that number and that car, nothing but a win would have been good enough."