How to watch the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 2022 IMSA season on NBC Sports

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NBC Sports’ TV coverage schedule of the Rolex 24 and the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will kick off with the 60th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

The sports car endurance classic that opens the season will begin at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 on NBC. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be streamed across the NBC Sports AppNBCSports.com and Peacock, which will have coverage of the event from flag to flag.

The Rolex 24 TV schedule will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC and move to Peacock at 2:30 p.m. USA Network will pick up coverage from 4-7 p.m. and then Peacock again from 7-10 pm. Coverage will return to USA Network from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and then move to Peacock until 6 a.m.

From 6 a.m. until noon on Jan. 30, Rolex 24 coverage will be available on USA. The Jan. 30 conclusion of the Rolex 24 will run from noon through 2 p.m. on NBC.

NBC Sports’ Rolex 24 broadcast will feature 14 commentators, analysts and reporters across its IMSA, NASCAR and IndyCar teams. The both will be led by the IMSA team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey and Rolex 24 winner and former IMSA GT driver and analyst Calvin Fish. They will be joined by NASCAR on NBC analyst and newly inducted Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr.

IndyCar fan favorite and veteran James Hinchcliffe will make his NBC Sports debut, working as a booth analyst and on the Peacock Pit Box with Marty Snider and Vanessa Richardson. NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte will work all 24 hours of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, working alongside boothmate Jeff Burton to provide analysis and showcase the unique Rolex 24 infield at Daytona.

INFORMATION FOR THE 60TH ROLEX 24Schedules, start times, entry lists

Other pit reporters are Parker Kligerman, Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch, and Dave Burns and Brian Till also will handle play-by-play.

In addition to the Rolex 24 At Daytona coverage, Peacock also will have exclusive streaming coverage of Robert Wickens’ return to racing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Daytona this Friday at 1:35 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports will present more than 80 hours of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022 across NBC, USA and Peacock, including 12 hours of NBC network coverage (the most since NBC Sports acquired IMSA rights in 2018) and 45 hours on USA, which will be the cable home of IMSA in 2022.

Peacock will be the streaming home of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with live flag-to-flag coverage of all races airing on NBC and USA Network, as well as exclusive streaming coverage for portions of a variety of endurance races, including the Rolex 24, Twelve Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

Peacock also will have coverage of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge for more than 100 hours of IMSA coverage across NBC Sports in 2022.

Here is NBC Sports’ full 2022 IMSA broadcast schedule, including channels and times for the Rolex 24 TV schedule. All broadcast coverage also will be streaming via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app:


 

Date Race Circuit Network Start Time
March 19 Twelve Hours of Sebring Sebring Int’l Raceway USA/Peacock  10 a.m.
April 9 GP of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach USA  5 p.m.
May 1 Laguna Seca Laguna Seca NBC  3 p.m.
May 15 Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio USA  2 p.m.
June 4 Detroit Grand Prix Belle Isle Park USA  3 p.m.
June 26 Six Hours of Glen Watkins Glen USA/Peacock  10:30 a.m.
July 3 Sports Car GP Canadian Tire Motorsport Park NBC  3 p.m.
July 16 Northeast GP Lime Rock Park USA/Peacock  3 p.m.
Aug. 7 Road America Road America USA/Peacock  TBD
Aug. 28 GT Challenge VIRginia Int’l Raceway USA  2 p.m.
Oct. 1 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta NBC/USA/Peacock  12 p.m.

 

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.