IMSA WeatherTech 240 at The Glen Friday: How to watch, start times, schedule, entry list

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Start times, TV schedule: The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship will hold its second race in six days Friday night at Watkins Glen International with the WeatherTech 240.

The 3.4-mile road course held its traditional six-hour annual race Sunday with the No. 55 Mazda capturing the overall victory.

All five classes in the series  — DPi, GTLM, GTD, LMP2 and LMP3 — will be in action Friday but only 31 of 40 cars will return from Sunday (the GTD divison’s points will count only toward the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup).

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International (all times are ET):


IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International start times, schedule, TV info

When: Friday, 6:10 p.m.

Race distance: Two hours, 40 minutes on the 11-turn, 3.4-mile road course

Forecast: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 70 degrees with a 54% chance of rain at the green flag.

Starting grid: Click here to see where everyone will start in the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at The Glen

Entry list: Click here to see the field for the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at The Glen


RACE BROADCAST IMSA WATKINS GLEN

TV:  6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. Brian Till will be on play by play with analyst Calvin Fish. Dillon Welch is the pit reporter.

TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold Coverage: Flag to flag beginning at 6:10 p.m.

Race streaming: NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

IMSA Radio: All sessions live on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Friday at 6 p.m. (XM392, Internet 992)


DAILY SCHEDULE IMSA WATKINS GLEN

Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International:

Thursday, July 1

1:05-1:50 p.m.: Prototype Challenge practice

2:05-3:20 p.m.: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

3:35-4:35 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

5:40-7:10 p.m.: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

7:30-7:45 p.m.: Prototype Challenge qualifying

7:55-8:30 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying

Friday, July 2

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Prototype Challenge

2:35-4:35 p.m.: Sahlen’s 120 at The Glen

6:10-8:50 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech 240 SportsCar Championship

Final 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona results, stats

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall results were all streaks: two consecutive victories in the endurance classic for Meyer Shank Racing and three in a row for Acura.

And Helio Castroneves became the second driver to win three consecutive Rolex 24s and the first to win in three straight years (Peter Gregg won in 1973, ’75 and ’76; the race wasn’t held in ’74 because of a global oil crisis).

Starting from the pole position, Tom Blomqvist took the checkered flag in the No. 60 ARX-06 that led a race-high 365 of 783 laps with co-drivers Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Colin Braun.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order in the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona l By class

Meyer Shank Racing now has two Rolex 24 victories and the 2022 championship since entering the premier prototype category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.

“I think what’s so special about this team is we are a small team compared to some of our opponents, but the atmosphere, the way we work, enables people to get the best out of themselves, and I think that’s why we’re such high achievers,” Blomqvist said. “I think there’s no egos. It’s a very open book, and that just enables each and every one of us to reach our potential. I think that’s why we’ve achieved so much success in really a short time at this level of competition.”

It’s the 16th IMSA victory for MSR.

The 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the debut of the Grand Touring Prototype category that brought hybrid engine technology to IMSA’s top level.

In other categories:

LMP2: James Allen passed Ben Hanley on the final lap and delivered a victory in the No. 55 ORECA by 0.016 seconds. It’s the second IMSA victory for Proton Competition, which last won at Sebring in 2012. It was the first Rolex 24 victory for Allen and co-drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Fred Poordad and Francesco Pizzi.

GTD Pro: Cooper MacNeil won in the last start of his IMSA career as the No. 79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for WeatherTech Racing and the team’s fourth career victory.

MacNeil, who co-drove with Maro Engel, Jules Gounon and Daniel Juncadella, earned his 12th career victory and first at the Rolex 24.

“Winning by last IMSA race is tremendous,” MacNeil said.

GTD: The No. 27 Heart of Racing Team delivered the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for Aston Martin, which has been competing in endurance races at Daytona International Speedway since 1964. Drivers Marco Sorensen, Roman De Angelis, Darren Turner and Ian James (also the team principal) earned the victory in the English brand’s 13th attempt.

It’s also the first Rolex 24 at Daytona win for Heart of Racing, which has seven IMSA wins.

LMP3: Anthony Mantella, Wayne Boyd, Nico Varrone and Thomas Merrill drove the No. 17 AWA Duqueine D08 to victory by 12 laps for the team’s first class win in IMSA.


STATS PACKAGE FOR ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Lap chart

Leader sequence

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Time cards

Pit stop time cards

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

Flag analysis

Weather report

NEXT: The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will resume with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 18 with coverage across NBC, USA and Peacock.