This week SPEED announced its comprehensive broadcast coverage of the twice-around-the-clock racing classic.
Not every fan can attend the Jan. 26-27 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The next best way to enjoy America’s premier sports car race? On SPEED, which this week announced its comprehensive broadcast coverage of the twice-around-the-clock racing classic.
SPEED will feature 15 hours of coverage – 3-11 p.m. ET on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition, SPEED.com will carry overnight coverage (11 p.m.-9 a.m.) utilizing rooftop and in-car cameras plus the radio call from MRN’s Mike Bagley, Jeff Striegle, Kyle Rickey and Buddy Long. MRN is devoting 25 hours of live coverage to the event anchored by Eli Gold and Preston Root.
In-car cameras will operate throughout the entire 24 hour event.
SPEED’s team is a virtual who’s-who of motorsports broadcasting. Bob Varsha will host and share play-by-play duties with Brian Till.
Five analysts – Brian Till, Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder, Tommy Kendall and Justin Bell – will lend their expertise to the broadcast. Bell also doubles as a pit reporter.
Four staff members will provide comprehensive information on pit road and throughout the garages: Chris Neville, Jamie Howe, Matt Yocum, and Andrew Marriott.
The Feb. 25 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GRAND-AM 200 event will air 4-6 p.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 2.
As a scene-setter, SPEED will air a special, one-hour recap of last year’s 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona entitled “24 Hours of Daytona Presented by Continental Tire.” The show captures the essence of the event and features interviews with GRAND-AM competitors such as Max Papis, Ricky Taylor, Memo Rojas, Patrick Dempsey and this year’s Grand Marshal Hurley Haywood.
The show also airs at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 25 and at 2 p.m. ET Jan. 26 – the hour before live coverage of this year’s race begins.