FOX network to air first two hours of Rolex 24 at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH -- The Daytona 500 was the first 500-mile race to be televised live flag-to-flag on network television when it was broadcast by CBS.< Fast forward 25 years to the present and Fox Sp[orts is doing the dame thing with the Rolex -- sort of.

The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona kicks off the inaugural, 12-race TUDOR Championship season. The race is also the first of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.

The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will make history on Jan. 25-26 as the inaugural race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and race fans at Daytona IKnternational Speedway can see the event in its entirety on the track and across multiple platforms including the FOX Network.

Leading the way will be a two-hour live telecast on FOX beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. FOX’s over-the-air coverage will feature 10 minutes of pre-race action before the green flag drops at 2:10 p.m. The start of the race has been moved up 20 minutes to accommodate the network telecast.

"There is no better way to introduce the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship than to televise the first moments of the new series' existence to a national audience through FOX Network television," said David Pettit, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) vice president of marketing.

Petit added, "The Rolex 24 At Daytona will serve as the official launch of our five-year partnership with FOX Sports, and will provide fans with unprecedented access. This year's Rolex 24 is perhaps the most anticipated North American sports car race in history, and FOX Sports will anchor our live coverage options."

'Just as each of the 68 teams entered for the twice-around-the clock event will utilize multiple drivers, this year's Rolex 24 broadcast will feature multiple platforms with a wide variety of ways to watch and listen.

Here is the full TV overage plan:
Saturday, Jan. 25 2-4 p.m. on FOX
4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2
Overnight (Jan. 25-26)
9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ET on IMSA.com (includes live images, in-car cameras and announcers)
Sunday, Jan. 26
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on FOX Sports 1
Live streaming of the Rolex 24 At Daytona also will be available on the FOX Sports GO mobile application for iOS devices.
 
Broadcast team:
Bob Varsha once again leads a broadcast booth that includes Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder, Brian Till, Tommy Kendall and Justin Bell. Calling the action on pit lane will be Chris Neville, Jamie Howe, Andrew Marriott and Matt Yocum.
 
International television coverage:
nternational television coverage: of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be available in more than 335 million households across 144 countries and territories.
 
Networks carrying Rolex 24 coverage:
SPEED (Canada), Fox Sports Latin America, Motors TV (Europe) and Network Ten (Australia), among others. In addition to the live telecasts, Motor Racing Network, kicking off its 45th year of broadcasting, will air live flag-to-flag radio coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona along with 12 races in the inaugural TUDOR Championship. All Motor Racing Network races also are streamed live at www.MRN.com.
Live coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona also can be heard on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90) starting at 2 pm ET. The entire TUDOR Championship season can be heard on Sirius channel 117. I

MSA.com will offer streaming of all MRN broadcasts as part of its impressive arsenal of live online coverage. 

2nd video: Many of the cars competing in the 2014 Rolex 24 make their way from the paddock area to the track for the first morning test sessi of the Roar before the 24. IMSA Tudor United Sportscar Championship at Daytona International Speedway 1/3/2014. 3rd video: Prototype and GT cars and drivers from the IMSA Tudor United Sportscar Championship during the official test sessions for the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Daytona International Speedway 1/4/2014.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.