Will Russell See His Sixth Daytona Title?

Scott Russell will be contending for his sixth Datona 200 By Arai title aboard his HMC Racing Ducati.

Many have not considered Russell to be a threat the past couple years, because of his struggle with riding for Harley-Davidson. But this year, he stands a very good chance on the Ducati...

"I've been standing in the shadows for two years and it's time to step up to the plate," said Russell. "I would definitely like to win the Daytona 200 again."

Russell won the Daytona 200 By Arai in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 1998. He believes that managing your tires, and solid pit stops are the key to winning the race.

"The tires are the big thing," Russell said. "You got to be able to manage your tires. You got to be able to ride on these brick hard tires for 57 laps without getting into trouble. Good pit stops help too."

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