By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service

Distributed by The Sports Xchange

There are eight days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:

8: The number of top-10 finishes recorded by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Daytona 500. Success at 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway is no stranger to Earnhardt, whose last three top-10 results in the Great American Race were a trio of second places, in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Earnhardt's best finish came in 2004, when he won the race, beating Tony Stewart to the finish line by .273 seconds.