24 Hours of Daytona Preview
GAME ON! The 24 Hours of Daytona signals the unofficial beginning to the 2016 race season, and this year it is also the the first test for Ford's official return to Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Daytona will be the first test for the factory backed Ford GT. Many of the greatest racing drivers in the world have a win at Daytona on their resume and this weekend will see a field of IndyCar, Sports Car and former F1 drivers looking for some (more) scoreboard.
The contingent of talented drivers includes a strong presence from Northern California. Roseville native Scott Pruett will seek his 6th overall win with Action Express Racing, while Sacramento's Joey Hand will pilot one of the Ford GTs for Ganassi. Sonoma's Flying Lizard Motorsports in a joint venture with Krohn Racing will be on hand with the Audi R8 LMS Ultras.
We at TLP are as biased as all get out, and we want NorCal's finest on top of the timesheets this weekend! Having said that, we wish all the participants success, clear skies and above all, a safe race.
TLP BONUS: Please stay tuned to our FB feed this weekend. TLP friend, Ed Sims, is at the race with and will be sharing event images with us periodically. We hope Ed and his Ford GT Club brethren (and sistren) experience the maximum amount of awesomeness allowed under Florida law!
Saturday, Jan. 24
The 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off the 2015 Tudor Championship season, and you can follow all the action live. The Fox Network begins coverage from 2-4 p.m. Fox Sports 2 takes over from 4-8 p.m., switching to FOX Sports 1 from 8-10 p.m.
Overnight, Jan. 24-25
IMSA TV on IMSA.com will live stream both video and commentary from 10 p.m.-7 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25
Fox Sports 1 picks up the action at 7 a.m., with complete coverage through the checkered flag at 2:10 p.m. and victory lane celebrations through 2:30 p.m.
Live international broadcast stream available on IMSA.com.
Ford GT Preview