After an impressive start to this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racers prepare themselves for one of the largest and most anticipated events of the motorsports world: the 24 Hours of Daytona.
To recap what occurred in last Thursday’s qualifying session: Cadillac took first, second, and fourth overall in their new DPi vehicles, the two Chip Ganassi teams grabbed the top three spots along with sixth place in GTLM in the Ford GT, and the Ferrari 488 GT3 earned itself a name by obtaining the first two slots in the GTD class.
Further down the lineup, the GT Daytona class gets a bit more interesting this year, with Lexus bringing along its RC F GT3 and Acura throwing its hat in the ring with the NSX GT3. Mercedes will also attempt to work its way up the ranks in the new AMG GT3, but things haven’t been looking great so far.
The main race is set to commence at 1430 Eastern Standard Time (click here to convert), with 23 of the 24 hours being televised on FOX’s multiple sports channels. For full 24-hour coverage, viewers with authentication to FS1 will have to download the FOX Sports GO app on their mobile device or access it via the website. Times for viewing the event live on television are as follows:
- Saturday: 1400–1700 EST on FOX
- Saturday: 1700–2200 EST on FS2
- Saturday: 2200–2300 EST on FOX Sports GO
- Saturday–Sunday: 2300–1300 EST on FS2
- Sunday: 1300–1500 EST on FS1
For those unable to view FOX, live timing and radio coverage provided by IMSA Radio will be available accompanied by multiple in-car camera angles, which will be streamed on IMSA.TV and the IMSA Mobile App. And of course, the full list of all 55 entries and Andy Blackmore’s spotters guide are also ready to assist you in your 24 hours of car-spotting.
Good luck to all competitors this weekend!