By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
There are 19 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:
19: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts made by Janet Guthrie in 1977, a single-season career high for the New York driver. Behind the wheel of the No. 68 Kelly Girl Chevrolet, Guthrie posted four top 10s that year -- including a career-best sixth at Bristol -- and completed the 19 races with an average finish of 17.7. She started the year with a 12th-place run in the Daytona 500, the highest finish for a woman in the Great American Race until Danica Patrick came home eighth from the pole in 2013.