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very weird rule, but seems as if Jr. will ...
the way it works is NASCAR leases the rights for each number to the car owners. even if they struck a deal for a swap, NASCAR could veto it, which they basically said they were going to do. get ready to buy new Junior gear.
That must be the case since there hasn't been a #3 car on the track in the Cup Series since 2001.
I could've sworn I heard some people explain it that the number had to be on the track however.
I do remember back when Mike Skinner went back to the Truck Series when Larry McReynolds was a part owner of his team, they wanted to use the #3 since Mike drove the #3 truck (for RCR) back in his Truck days, but there was a freakin' outrage from the fans and he used another number instead, lol.