We are 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. 26 days left, so today’s number is: 26
26 Top-10 finishes in the Cup series for the No. 13 car in 290 starts. The last top 10 came at Watkins Glen in 2009, and it is the only top 10 in Max Papis’ Cup career. Papis finished eighth in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, which was won by Tony Stewart. Papis has made 35 starts in his three-year Cup career.