With just 11 days remaining until the 2013 Datyona 500, we review one of the most prolific car numbers in NASCAR history: the 11.
With 1771 starts in NASCAR’s premier series (Grand National and successors) since 1949, the number 11 is second only to the 43, which has 1845 starts. However, the 11 actually leads the 43 in overall wins, 202 to 198. A few of the notable drivers who’ve raced the number 11:
+ Ned Jarrett, who raced both Chevrolets and Fords under the number 11, taking 50 career Grand National victories and winning the championship in 1961 and 1965.
+ Cale Yarborough, who won three straight WInston Cup titles in Junior Johnson’s number 11 cars in 1976, 1977, and 1978.
+ Darrell Waltrip, who won three more WInston Cup titles for Junior Johnson and the 11 in 1981, 1982, and 1985.
+ Mario Andretti, who ran the number in NASCAR only twice but won the Daytona 500 with it in 1967.
Of course, Denny Hamlin continues the winning tradition today with the number 11 driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. You can find all these drivers and more in the gallery below.