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Brundle and Blundell qualify ninth at Daytona
Brundle, who won at Daytona in 1988, clocked a time of 1:40.784secs for the United Autosports team around the 3.56- mile, 12-turn course at the Daytona International Speedway. His average speed in his Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype was 127.163mph, less than one mph slower than Jorg Bergmeister who took pole and also set a new lap record.
"I'm pleased and very satisfied with my qualifying performance," Brundle said. "We'd targeted a top-10 grid place and I was ninth, less than seven tenths of a second off pole position. The top 10 is very close and there is more time to come from the car and myself. I'm very excited about the race.
The driver line-up is completed by team owner Zak Brown and fellow American, Mark Patterson.