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. 20 days left, so today’s number is: 20

20 consecutive top-10 finishes for Kevin Harvick in Nationwide Series races from June 30, 2006, to Feb. 24, 2007. It is the second-longest streak in series history behind Sam Ard’s 42 (July 1983 to September 1984). Harvick, a two-time series champion, won seven times in that stretch and had a 3.3 average finish. He did not compete full time in 2007, finishing in the top 10 three times before his streak ended with an 11th at Texas in April 2007.

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