Countdown To Daytona: 2

February 22, 2013, Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service, NASCAR.com

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There are 2 days left before the Feb. 24 Daytona 500; hence, today’s number is: 2.

The number of Daytona 500 victories posted  by 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, the defending champion in the Great American Race. Kenseth won the rain-shortened 500 in 2009, completing 152 of the scheduled 200 laps. Last year, Kenseth won the race in a green-white-checkered-flag finish, holding off runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place Greg Biffle in an event extended to 202 laps.