Countdown to Daytona: 43  

January 12, 2013, Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service,

There are 43 days left before the Feb. 24 Daytona 500; hence, today’s number is 43.

The number of combined wins for brothers Terry Labonte (22 victories) and Bobby Labonte (21), both of whom are former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions. That places them sixth all-time (the leaders of the wins-by-brothers category are Bobby Allison and Donnie Allison with 94 -- Bobby with 84 and Donnie with 10).

The Labontes are second among active sets of brothers to Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch, who have combined for 48 victories, each with 24. The 91 combined wins collected by the Labonte and Busch brothers include only one triumph at Daytona -- Kyle Busch’s victory in the July race of 2008.