The 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off with the 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, which also serves as the opening round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
Continental Tire Keys to the Race:
Race: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Track: Daytona International Speedway; 12-turn, 3.56-mile oval/road course
Length: 24 hours
Entries: 53 cars spread across four classes: 16 cars (P), 8 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTLM), 19 cars (GTD)
Thursday, Jan. 22 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 9:25 – 10:25 a.m.
Practice 2 – 1:20 – 1:50 p.m.
Qualifying – 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Practice 3 – 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23
Practice 4 – 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
CTSC Race – 1:45 p.m. (2 hours 30 minutes)
Saturday, Jan. 24
Race – 2:10 p.m. (24 hours)
Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), CORE autosport (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM), Level 5 Motorsports (GTD)
Previous Polesitters: Alex Gurney (P), Colin Braun (PC), Marc Goossens (GTLM), Christopher Haase (GTD)
Driver Insight: “I really enjoy 24-hour races as I enjoy the challenge that we face not only as drivers, but also as an entire team. It’s ultimately like a whole season condensed into one race. The whole team has to deal with all the challenges, issues and opportunities that an endurance race throws at them, like the weather.” -Andy Meyrick, No. 0 DeltaWing DWC13
Drive Times: Minimum: 4 hours 30 minutes (all classes); Maximum: 14 hours and no more than 4 hours in a 6-hour period
Tires: Continental Tire “Gold” for P, PC and GTD classes. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM
Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for P/PC; 55-60 minutes for GTLM/GTD
Weather: Sunny, High: 65 F, Low 41 F; 60 percent chance of showers on Saturday morning
TV: Flag-to-flag coverage between FOX family of networks and IMSA.com
Saturday, Jan. 24 (all times ET)
2-4 p.m. FOX Network
4-8 p.m. FOX Sports 2
8-10 p.m. FOX Sports 1
Overnight (Jan. 24-25)
10 p.m.-7 a.m. IMSA.com
Sunday, Jan. 25
7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. FOX Sports 1
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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