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Jan 23

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — Prototype Class

Rolex 24 At Daytona Prototype Class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Rolex 24 At Daytona Prototype Class. (Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports SPEED previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
Following looks at the GTD, PC and GTLM categories, check out the preview of the Prototype (P) class.

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FOX has all your coverage of Rolex 24 at Daytona!

TV Schedule (Saturday, Jan. 25-26):

  • 1:30 p.m. ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
  • 2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
  • 4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
  • 9 p.m.-7 a.m. ET on IMSA.com
  • 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also be available by viewing multiple on-board cameras during the action!

You can also stream the full race by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

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Prototype (18 Entries)

Chip Ganassi Racing (Riley-Ford DP): The five-time and defending race winners head into the Rolex 24 as favorites again, despite some question marks hanging over the reliability of the debuting Ford EcoBoost engine. Stacked with a star-studded lineup of Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Jamie McMurray, Sage Karam (No. 01) and Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Marino Franchitti and Kyle Larson (No. 02), both will likely be fast, but can they last?

Jan 22

SportsCars: Rolex 24 At Daytona — A New Era Begins On FOX

IMSA full-field of vehicles for the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photo)

The 2014 sportscar season gets cranking on FOX Sports. (Photo: LAT Photo)

When the green flag waves at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, a new era in sports car racing begins – the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona will feature an impressive lineup of up to 67 cars, including 18 Prototype, 9 Prototype Challenge, 11 GT Le Mans and 29 GT Daytona.

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FOX has all your coverage of Rolex 24 at Daytona!

TV Schedule (Saturday, Jan. 25-26):

  • 1:30 p.m. ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
  • 2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
  • 4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
  • 9 p.m.-7 a.m. ET on Speed: The Motors on FOX blog Rolex live stream: http://stream.speedtv.com/rolex24 
  • 7 a.m.-3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also be available by viewing multiple on-board cameras during the action!

You can also stream the full race by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

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“Road to Rolex 24″ Documentary

Race fans can gear up for this weekend’s Rolex 24 by watching a special documentary titled “Road to Rolex 24″ that will premiere at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, Jan. 23.

The one-hour preview of the 52nd Rolex 24 – the first race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship – includes interviews with teams and drivers, in addition to segments detailing the historical background of the event and the prestige that comes along with winning the Rolex 24.

Encore showings will air Friday, Jan. 24 at noon ET on FOX Sports 1 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at noon ET on FOX Sports 2.

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The Rolex 24 At Daytona also serves as the first of four races that comprise the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Fifty-two hours of speed, skill, heartbreak, and triumph, the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup is a unique competition within the TUDOR Championship consisting of the most prestigious endurance races in North America: The Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.

Jan 22

SportsCars: Inside IMSA’s New Pit Stop Regulations

IMSA have developed new pit stop regulations for the 2014 season. (Photo: John Dagys)

IMSA has developed new pit stop regulations for the 2014 season. (Photo: John Dagys)

One of the many new elements to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will be pit stops, as IMSA has implemented a procedure that takes a combination of rules from both the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM.

Under the new system, four crew members, including one refueler, will be allowed over the wall, with a maximum of two air guns. Additionally, refueling will occur at the same time as the driver and tire changes.

Previously, up to three air guns were permitted in GRAND-AM for GT teams with multi-lug wheels, while ALMS prohibited any work to be done to the cars while refueling.

Jan 22

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Preview — GT Le Mans Class

2014 GT Le Mans action will begin at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

This season’s GT Le Mans action will begin with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Photo: John Dagys)

It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.

To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports’ SPEED Blog previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
Following looks at GTD and PC, check out a preview of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

FOX has your coverage of this exciting event!
TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):
1:30pm ET Pre-Race begins on Fox Sports 2
2pm-4pm ET on FOX
4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2
9pm-7am ET on IMSA.com
7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1

A one-of-a-kind experience will also provided by viewing multiple on-board cameras during the action!

You can also stream the full race by now using the new FOX Sports Go Mobile App!

Click HERE to download the FOX Sports GO Mobile App.

GT Le Mans (11 Entries)

Corvette Racing (Corvette C7.R): The defending class champions roll out with the all-new Corvette C7.R, one of two GTE-spec cars to be making their full-season U.S. debuts. With significant developments over its predecessor, including a 40 percent stiffer chassis and direct injection, Pratt & Miller’s latest creation could be the car to beat. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are joined by new recruit Ryan Briscoe in the No. 3 car, while Robin Liddell reinforces the lineup of the No. 4 Corvette with full-season drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

Jan 22

F1: Mallya Confident In Force India’s 2014 Prospects

Force India-Mercedes Team Principal Vijay Mallya walks in the paddock during the third practice session at the Buddh International circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Force India boss Vijay Mallya stands by at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says he’s excited ahead of a new season that sees the team running a new driver lineup as well as a fresh livery.

The VJM07 is the first 2014 car unveiled to the public thus far, albeit with one side view photo.

“I always enjoy seeing a Formula One car come to life, but I can’t remember so much anticipation ahead of a new season,” said Mallya.