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In the Zombieland franchise, whenever it's Tallahassee who picks out the gang's ride, he spray-paints the number 3 on its front doors. This dates all the way back to the Caddy SUV he was driving when Columbus first met him. Has the purpose of this been canonically explained?

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The writer(s) were/are fans of Dale Earnhardt:

Earnhardt drove the No. 3 car for the majority of his career,

And:

Fans began honoring Earnhardt by holding three fingers aloft on the third lap of every race,

So, it's an honor to the late legendary race car driver.

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    Additionally, it lends to Tallahassee's character that he's a fan of NASCAR. – Johnny Bones Feb 24 at 13:36
  • @JohnnyBones heh, thanks. I didn't watch the TV show, just used my Google skills to give the answer. Can I add your comment to the answer, or do you want to post it as new answer that elaborates on this one? :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Feb 24 at 13:41
  • It was actually a movie. ;-) I think it stands fine as a comment. – Johnny Bones Feb 24 at 13:47

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