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. 25 days left, so today’s number is: 25
25 Career Cup poles won by Jimmie Johnson, which ranks fifth among active drivers and 26th on the all-time list. Johnson won two poles in 2010—Bristol and Dover—and has at least one pole in each of his nine full-time seasons. His first pole came in his fourth race—the 2002 Daytona 500. Johnson finished 15th.