The five-time Daytona 200 winner and 1993 World Superbike Champion will ride the #4 Harley-Davidson XR1200 sponsored by Harley Owners Group.
“I’m excited to get on one of those Harley XRs,” says Russell. “I ran some endurance races last year and I think I still have some gas left in the tank. It will be fun to race with the rest of the guys at Daytona and hopefully run up front.”
The Vance & Hines XR1200 series will be making its Daytona International Speedway debut this year. The March 11 race will mark the first AMA series featuring Harley-Davidson V-Twin machines since the VR1000 Superbike program ended after the 2001 season.
With Russell signing on, the race now features 20 entries including former AMA Flat Track Grand National Champion Joe Kopp and 2007 Daytona 200 winner Steve Rapp.