DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race fans won’t miss a minute of the action when SPEED, SPEED.com and the Motor Racing Network combine to provide 25 hours of flag-to-flag coverage of the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona, kicking off the networks’ coverage of the complete 12-race 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season.
SPEED’s Rolex 24 coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a 30-minute pre-race show preceding the 3:30 p.m. waving of the green flag.
When SPEED signs off on its opening day coverage at 11 p.m., SPEED.com will stream feeds throughout the night, including a rooftop camera, in-car cameras and radio calls by the Motor Racing Network.
SPEED returns at 9 a.m. on Sunday, with coverage including a 30-minute post-race show following the checkered flag at 3:30 p.m.
Daytona coverage also includes the Ferrari Challenge, which airs 3-4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 2 followed by the GRAND-AM 200 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race from 4-6 p.m. ET.
Motor Racing Network will dedicate 25 hours of coverage to the Rolex 24 At Daytona to help launch its 44th year on the airwaves. Six hours of coverage will air on MRN’s network of affiliate stations, starting at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 26, and concluding with the closing laps and post-race coverage from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 27. All 25 hours will be streamed live at www.grand-am.com
Infield camping is almost completely SOLD OUT. Pit Road Patio is sold out. They are selling tent & RV spots in the west lot, outside the track, for the first time ever. Its hard to believe the crowd could be bigger than the "50th" crowd last year.