March 7, 1998
Scott Russell cemented his nickname as “Mr. Daytona” with a record fifth career DAYTONA 200 victory. The victory added to his domination of his 1990’s domination of the event with wins in 1992, '94, '95, '97 and '98.
The all-time wins leader at DAYTONA won his final DAYTONA 200, atop his Yamaha bike and Michelin tires, in dominant fashion, best his own pole record and lap record from the year before to win in completely dominating fashion. He cruised to the checkered flag to win the 57th running of the race at Daytona International Speedway. He led 53 of 57 laps and, after outlasting an early challenge from Honda’s Miguel Duhamel, finished 7.47 seconds in front of two-time defending American Motorcyclist Association Superbike champion Doug Chandler.