The green flag has just dropped on the unofficial official start of every new year’s racing season, the legendary Rolex 24-hours at Daytona, the top multi-class sports car event in the USA. This year’s race features new IMSA entries from Penske running Acura power and featuring his veteran Indycar driver, Hello Castroneves, who retired from the open wheel series at the end of the 2017 season. Joining Castroneves at Acura Team Penke is series champ Ricky Taylor, who left his father’s team and his brother, Jordan, after their 2017 title campaign for the chance to drive for the Captain. Should be interesting to see Wayne Taylor’s Cadillac going to to toe with his talented son in the Acura and Penske’s second team car for this race features 2016’s Indycar Champ Simon Pagenaud and legendary hot shoe Juan Pablo Montoya. So it looks like Penske has come to Daytona Beach with the clear intent to take home the trophy and the watches one way or another.
Also spicing up this year’s contest is 2-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, who is competing in the top Prototype category for Untied Autosports. Alonso is also scheduled to run the Le Mans 24-Hours this summer so despite the massively different circuits the Spaniard should still gain valuable endurance experience on the high banks of Daytona during his several stints over the 24-hours. Frankly, the grid is stacked with great professional racing stars from many different disciplines even if they’re not all household names and the action at this deceptively complex road course is always hot and heavy and well worth checking out.
Here’s the complete broadcast schedule for watching this great race across the Fox networks for the next 24-hours:
Saturday January 27
Fox: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Green Flag will drop at 2:40 PM ET)
FS2: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FSGO: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
FS1: 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Sunday)
Sunday January 28
FSGO: 1:00 AM – 8:00 AM
FS1: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
FSGO: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
FS1: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Enjoy the unpredictable multi-class action and let the 2018 racing season begin!