Countdown to Daytona: Number is 14

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service

There are 14 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:

14: The number of laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in winning his 2004 qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway. That was the last year the races now known as the Budweiser Duels at Daytona were contested at 125 miles instead of the current 150 miles. Earnhardt went on to win the Daytona 500 that year, the first of a single-season career-best six victories. This year, the Duels will be run under the lights for the first time, on Thursday, Feb. 20.


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