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600 Supersport qualifying quotes

Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport qualifying Tommy Hayden (No. 22 Kawasaki) "We were running pretty fast in practice so I knew we'd probably have to run under the track record just to make the front row. I thought the wind might slow us down a...

Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport qualifying

Tommy Hayden (No. 22 Kawasaki) "We were running pretty fast in practice so I knew we'd probably have to run under the track record just to make the front row. I thought the wind might slow us down a little, but it wasn't that big of a factor. The temperature was all right. It was a little cool, but that's better than it being too hot and the track being greasy. I would love to get a pole for Kawasaki. We've been fast all winter and things have been clicking pretty good. We don't feel like we're hitting a wall yet, I mean things are getting. We're learning something new every time we go out."

Damon Buckmaster (No. 6 Graves Yamaha) "I'm not really surprised by the speed. It gets better every year doesn't it? I've always had the reputation as a big-bike rider, but I've always said that if I get on a factory team that I'd do well in 600. My fast lap didn't seem that different from any other, but it was just the draft that makes such a big difference here. Anthony, Aaron and myself had a little plan to help each other and it worked out."

Aaron Gobert (No. 96 Graves Yamaha) "I knew that group of us in a pack would produce some pretty good lap times. We worked as a team and we all said it doesn't matter who qualifies in front of who, we just wanted to put the Yamahas up front. I'm happy; we all did what we said we would do and it worked out good for us all. We came in put new tires on and went out and tried to stay together."

Miguel Duhamel (No. 17 Honda) "The front row is going to be good; we get a good start and mix it up. There will probably not be a lot of people up there - probably just about 10 or 12 guys racing for the lead. I'm happy to be on the front row. The CBRF4i is working really good. I'm feeling confident for the race."

Nicky Hayden (No. 69 American Honda) "At Daytona qualifying and the race are two completely different things, especially here at Daytona where you just need to get in the lead group and make sure no one gets away. My Honda F4 is definitely the fastest (600) bike I've ever had at Daytona. With my brother (Tommy) one-two at Daytona is pretty special."

Eric Bostrom (No. 1 Kawasaki) "I got a little tow from Nicky and Jason Pridmore. They were both able to give me a little hand and that was a big help. For some reason we weren't able to get out of our own way in that qualifying session. Things weren't quite working like we want. We're still searching for a little traction out there. Since this is probably my last 600 Supersport race I'd like to go out with a win, but we've got some homework to do."

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Series AMA
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Miguel Duhamel , Tommy Hayden , Eric Bostrom , Damon Buckmaster , Aaron Gobert