CountDown to daytona: 45

January 10, 2013, Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service,

There are 45 days left before the Feb. 24, 2013 Daytona 500; hence, today’s number is: 45.

The age of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, who will kick off his 20th consecutive season of full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing at Daytona in February. Burton has one victory at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, a win that came in the July race in 2000. That same year, Burton posted his best finish in the Daytona 500, running second to polesitter Dale Jarrett in a race that ended under caution. All told, Burton has 21 Cup victories in 655 starts--17 with owner Jack Roush, four with Richard Childress Racing.