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. 2 days left, so today’s number is: 2
2 is the Daytona 500 record for most wins from the pole position. Two drivers have done it: Cale Yarborough in 1968 (photo above) and 1984 as well as Bill Elliott in 1985 and 1987. Yarborough, Elliott and Buddy Baker hold the record for most 500 poles won with four each.