There are 13 days left before the Feb. 24, 2013 Daytona 500; hence, today’s number is: 13.
The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts it took Jimmie Johnson to score his first victory. Johnson started three races in 2001 before going full time with Hendrick Motorsports in 2002. He won his 10th start of that season, 13th overall, at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., about two hours’ drive from his childhood home in El Cajon. Since then, Johnson has been the most prolific winner in the Cup series, having won 60 races and five championships in 11 full seasons.