Countdown to Daytona

Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
The SportsXchangeDecember 11, 2012

Distributed by the Sports Xchange

There are 75 days left before the Feb. 24, 2013 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:

75: The number of career top-10 finishes for Martin Truex Jr., who has started 261 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Truex, who qualified for the Chase in 2007 and 2012, has had but one top 10 at Daytona International Speedway. Driving for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2010, Truex finished sixth in the Daytona 500 after leading three laps. In 2011, Truex finished 19th after leading 17 laps in the Daytona 500, a career best at the Birthplace of Speed.