As of the day this article is published (Jan. 31), there are 20 days until the Daytona 500.
However, Speedweeks won't mark the first time most of the drivers attempting to make the race have hit the new surface of the "World Center of Racing," replaced after the July race at the track.
On Jan. 20-22, 34 teams took to the track for preseason testing at the speedway, including all of the major teams that will be in Chase contention this season. In addition, one Nationwide Series regular with famed progeny received some much-needed seat time in preparation for his Sprint Cup debut next month.
Here are 10 things (some serious, some not so much) that seem evident after three days of testing at Daytona International Speedway.