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NASCAR number: Countdown to Daytona

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By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

Distributed by The Sports Xchange

There are 16 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:

16: The track-record number of cautions in the 2011 Daytona 500, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race governed by a new one-point-per-position scoring system introduced by the sanctioning body before the start of the season. Trevor Bayne took the lead on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish, after fellow Ford driver David Ragan was black-flagged for changing lanes before the start/finish line on a Lap 203 restart. It took a second green-white-checker and 208 laps total to decide the outcome, with Bayne holding off runner-up Carl Edwards by .118 seconds to become the youngest Daytona 500 winner ever one day after turning 20.
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