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Mar 2, 2001

Scott Russell Back At Daytona, With Another Black Eye

By David Swarts<BR><BR>Former Superbike World Champion Scott Russell showed up at Daytona today with his HMC Ducati crew, sporting a black right eye. <BR><BR>Russell missed the 1999 Daytona 200 after suffering a broken cheekbone in a bar fight.<BR><BR>Russell and members of his team declined to comment on the cause of Russell's most recent black eye.<BR><BR>Russell has won the Daytona 200 five times.<BR><BR>When asked about the eye, Russell said, "I was just f--king around back home in Atlanta. I didn't get in a fight or anything like that."<BR><BR>When asked about his new motorcycle, Russell said, "We've got a lot of work to do. The bike's spinning real bad. The track's as green as it has ever been. I couldn't get a clean lap for anything." <BR><BR>Russell will be racing CCS sprints this weekend.