By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

Distributed by The Sports Xchange

There are 21 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:

21: The number of top 10s six-time champion Jimmie Johnson has posted in 48 combined NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway (24 starts at each, with 11 top 10s at Daytona and 10 at Talladega). That statistic underscores the unpredictability of racing at restrictor-plate tracks. There are only two active tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup races where Johnson has a lower ratio of top 10s to starts: Richmond International Raceway (eight top 10s in 24 starts) and Michigan International Speedway (nine top 10s in 24 starts).