By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
There are 11 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:
11: The car number with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories -- 203. Under Denny Hamlin's tenure at Joe Gibbs Racing, the No. 11 has surpassed the 198 triumphs of the vaunted No. 43 made famous by Richard Petty. Hamlin drove the No. 11 to the most recent victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, capping a 2013 season interrupted by injury and fraught with frustration with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Hamlin, however, has never won a race at Daytona International Speedway. In fact, the No. 11 hasn't seen Victory Lane at the 2.5-mile superspeedway since Cale Yarborough triumphed in the 1977 Daytona 500 en route to the second of his three straight championships.