57th Rolex 24 at Daytona

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TV schedule-

Thursday, 1/24:
2-3 PM Eastern - Rolex 24 Preview Show, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
3-5 PM - Rolex 24 Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

Saturday, 1/26-Sunday, 1/27:
1-2 PM - Rolex 24 Preview Show, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
2-5 PM - Rolex 24, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
5-9 PM - NBC Sports App
9 PM-3 AM - NBCSN/NBC Sports App
3-6 AM - NBC Sports App
6 AM-3 PM - NBCSN/NBC Sports App
 
Spotters' Guide! Thank you, sir!

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The guide features 47 entries for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 49 entries IMSA Michelin Pilot SportsCar Challenge. This one took a long time to complete!
From a fan's standpoint, this is a good problem to have.
 
If I'm correct, it's not a big deal. This race doesn't need them, it attracts plenty of great drivers from multiple series around the world. If anything, some fans of other series may think having no Cup-level drivers in this race reflects poorly on NASCAR. Or not...

The race doesn't need them, but I find it nice to see Cup drivers crossing over to do that race. I always look for them.
 
The race doesn't need them, but I find it nice to see Cup drivers crossing over to do that race. I always look for them.
there are Nascar drivers, not cup though. Custer, Majeski, Cendric, Briscoe and A.J. said he will take a turn or so at the wheel and announce. I know I will be trying to follow that bunch.
Another couple of beauts. Will be Custer/Majeski/Scott Maxwell in the #15 on Friday with Cindric/Briscoe/Billy Johnson in the #22.

 
Yep. That's why I was careful to specify Cup and 24-Hour, although I should have mentioned the others. Thanks for catching me.
 
Yep. That's why I was careful to specify Cup and 24-Hour, although I should have mentioned the others. Thanks for catching me.
wasn't trying, I'm excited personally I want that bunch of younger guys to get saltier. Billy Johnson isn't Nascar but he is pretty good, I don't know Maxwell, FL probably does, he's the expert IMSA guy.
 
there are Nascar drivers, not cup though. Custer, Majeski, Cendric, Briscoe and A.J. said he will take a turn or so at the wheel and announce. I know I will be trying to follow that bunch.

Ok, I didn't look for them. I like to see how the Nascar drivers handle the cars, especially if it rains.
 
I would put money on Jimmie Johnson doing the 24 again eventually - maybe as soon as next year. The series has come a long way and gotten a lot more specialized from the Grand-Am days, as well as more NASCAR drivers (outside of a small handful) also staying strictly in NASCAR - not necessarily because of their own choice in some cases. Ultimately on both ends it's a lot harder to make things work well enough to complete a deal.

That said, yeah, Cindric and Allmendinger are both doing the 24 and the Ford young guns and Kaz Grala are all racing on Friday.
 
I would put money on Jimmie Johnson doing the 24 again eventually - maybe as soon as next year. The series has come a long way and gotten a lot more specialized from the Grand-Am days, as well as more NASCAR drivers (outside of a small handful) also staying strictly in NASCAR - not necessarily because of their own choice in some cases. Ultimately on both ends it's a lot harder to make things work well enough to complete a deal.

That said, yeah, Cindric and Allmendinger are both doing the 24 and the Ford young guns and Kaz Grala are all racing on Friday.
I expect Kurt Busch will take a run, now that he's with Ganassi, along with an I500 shot eventually.
 
PROTOTYPE QUALIFYING

1. Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi (Jarvis/Nunez/Bernhard/Rast) 1m33.685s
2. Acura Team Penske
Acura DPi (Taylor/Castroneves/Rossi) + 0.188s
3. Acura Team Penske Acura DPi (Montoya/Cameron/Pagenaud) + 0.410s
4. Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi (Bomarito/Tincknell/Pla) + 0.527s
5. Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPi (Nasr/Curran/Derani) + 0.748s
6. Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi (van der Zande/Taylor/Alonso/Kobayashi) + 0.794s
7. Juncos Racing Cadillac DPi (Owen/Binder/Cannapino/Kaiser) + 0.994s
8. JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi (Goikhberg/Vautier/DeFrancesco/Barrichello) + 1.684s
9. JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi (Trummer/Simpson/Miller/Piedrahita) + 1.757s
10. DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Hedman/Hanley/Lapierre/Allen) + 2.219s
11. PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports
Oreca 07 Gibson (McMurry/Aubry/Kvamme/Guibbert) + 2.742s
12. CORE Autosport Nissan DPi (Bennett/Braun/Dumas/Duval) + 3.001s
13. DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson (Gonzalez/Maldonado/Saavedra/Cullen) + 3.692s
14. Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson (K Masson/R Masson/Cassels/Wright) + 4.436s
15. Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi (Barbosa/Conway/Albuquerque/Fittipaldi) + 8.572s

GTLM QUALIFYING


#911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Pilet/Tandy/Makowiecki) 1m42.257s
#3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (Magnussen/Garcia/Rockenfeller) + 0.326s
#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT (Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon) + 0.377s
#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE (Rigon/Molina/Pier Guidi/Calado) + 0.455s
#912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR (Bamber/Vanthoor/Jaminet) + 0.539s
#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT (Hand/Muller/Bourdais) + 0.663s
#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE (Krohn/Edwards/Mostert/Zanardi) + 0.696s
#25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE (Farfus/De Phillippi/Eng/Herta) + 0.729s
#4 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R (Gavin/Milner/Fassler) + 0.982s

GTD QUALIFYING

1. Via Italia Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 (Longo/Franzoni/Gomes/Bertolini) 1m45.257s
2. Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Keating/Bleekemolen/Stolz/Fraga) + 0.067s
3. Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 (Farnbacher/Hindman/Marks/Allmendinger) + 0.139s
4. EBIMOTORS Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Busnelli/Babini/Altoe) + 0.218s
5. Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Ineichen/Bortolotti/Engelhart/Breukers) + 0.559s
6. Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3 (Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda/Serra) + 0.595s
7. Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Potter/Lally/Pumpelly/Mapelli) + 0.598s
8. PFAFF Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R (Hargrove/Robichon/Kern/Olsen) + 0.688s
9. Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Sellers/Hardwick/Lewis/Caldarelli) + 0.783s
10. Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 (Lindsey/Long/Campbell/Boulle) + 0.846s
11. Heinricher Racing Acura NSX GT3 (Legge/Beatriz/De Silvestro/Nielsen) + 0.859s
12. AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 (Heistand/Hawksworth/Cindric/Cassidy) + 0.957s
13. Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R (Pappas/Seefried/Cairoli/Werner) + 0.974s
14. AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 (Montecalvo/Bell/Telitz/Segal) + 1.013s
15. Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Morad/Miles/Vanthoor) + 1.052s
16. Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 (MacNeil/Vilandner/Farnbacher/Westphal) + 1.064s
17. NGT Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R (Haering/Bacler/Muller/Goerig/Renauer) + 1.412s
18. Starworks Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Chase/Dalziel/Perez Companc/Haase) + 1.453s
19. Moorespeed Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Davis/Riberas/Hardeman/Winkelhock) + 1.524s
20. WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi R8 LMS GT3 (Vervisch/van der Linde/James/DeAngelis) + 2.111s
21. P1 Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Buhk/Schiller/Baumann/Perez) + 2.190s
22. Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini GT3 (Dunn/Lundqvist/Pavlovic/Yount) + 2.552s
23. Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 (Auberlen/Foley/Machavem/Klingmann) no time*
 
Gonna be tight.

I have not watched a lot of sports car races....It seems that they dont wreck alot.....
 
Gonna be tight.

I have not watched a lot of sports car races....It seems that they dont wreck alot.....
One reason is that bumpin' and bangin' is discouraged and will get you penalized. Very few of these teams have more than one car, budgets are smaller, and turnarounds for repairs can be lengthy and expensive.
 
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