As pre-season testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has begun at Daytona International Speedway, we’re counting down the days to the season-opening Daytona 500 and for the amount of days left to the 2011 Sprint Cup’s opening race we’ll reveal a magic number in NASCAR stats and what it means. 30 days left, so today’s number is: 30

30 Laps led by four-time truck series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Cup series, here pictured in the #2 Roush Ford during a test in the 2006 season. Twenty-nine of those laps came in 2001, Hornaday’s lone season as a full-time Cup driver. Hornaday has 45 career Cup starts over 10 seasons (1992-2003). In 183 Nationwide starts, Hornaday has two wins and led 1,217 laps. He is the all-time leader in wins (47) and laps led (9,261) in the truck series.

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