IMSA SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen: How to watch, start times, schedule

IMSA Watkins Glen start times

IMSA start times: The third round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series’ Michelin Endurance Cup will draw the largest field in eight years to Watkins Glen International.

There are 49 cars entered in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (10:40 a.m. ET, Peacock, 2-5 p.m. ET, USA) across all five divisions (the first full field of IMSA categories since the Twelve Hours of Sebring). It’s the highest car count for IMSA at the 11-turn, 3.4-mile road course since 53 cars lined up for the 2014 race.

In his first IMSA start since the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jimmie Johnson will be racing with Mike Rockenfeller and Kamui Kobayashi in the No. 48 Ally Cadillac (which is running the four-race Endurance Cup of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Michelin Road Atlanta).

With tight championship battles in every division, the premier DPi category features the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 of Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist leading by 10 points over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura of Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillacs are ranked third and fourth in the standings.

Though Jarvis and Blomqvist are winless since the team’s Rolex 24 victory, the car has three consecutive runner-up finishes.

There will be no repeat overall winner at the Glen, which was won last year by the now-defunct No. 55 Mazda team.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York (all times are ET):

IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen start times, schedule, TV info

WHEN: Sunday, 10:40 a.m. ET

RACE DISTANCE: Six hours on the 11-turn, 3.4-mile road course

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 80 degrees with a 15% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 49-car field over five divisions (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTD Pro, GTD) for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here to see how the field will lineup for the green flag after qualifying Saturday


TV: 10:40 a.m. ET, Peacock, 2-5 p.m. ET, USA Network. Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag. Kevin Lee and James Hinchcliffe are the announcers with analysts Calvin Fish and Townsend Bell and pit reporters Dillon Welch, Hannah Newhouse and Brian Till. live TV qualifying stream: Saturday, 1:15 p.m. ET.

IMSA Radio: All sessions are live on and; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (XM 207, Internet/App 992).


Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen (all times ET):

Thursday, June 23

9:05 a.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup practice

9:50 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup practice

10:45 a.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo practice

1 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup practice

1:45 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup practice

2:30 p.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo practice

3:30 p.m.: Michelin Challenge practice

Friday, June 24

8 a.m.:  Mazda MX-5 Cup qualifying

8:45 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup qualifying

9:30 a.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo qualifying, Race 1

9:50 a.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo qualifying, Race 2

11:05 a.m.: Michelin Challenge practice

12:20 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Race 1

1:25 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 1

2:25 p.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo, Race 1

3:35 p.m.: Michelin Challenge TCR qualifying

3:55 p.m.: Michelin Challenge GS qualifying

4:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Saturday, June 25

8 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

10 a.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Race 2

11:05 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 1

12:10 p.m.: Lamborghini Trofeo, Race 2

1:20 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

3:45 p.m.: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 120 at the Glen (Michelin Pilot Challenge)

Sunday, June 26

8 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warmup

10:40 a.m.: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen (Peacock; USA Network coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET)

Motocross: Chase Sexton to miss Hangtown after midweek practice crash

Sexton Hangtown practice crash
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Chase Sexton announced on Instagram he will sit out this weekend’s Pro Motocross race at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, California after a practice crash on Tuesday left him with a concussion.

Sexton’s crash on Tuesday happened during a test session at Fox Raceway.

“Bummed to make this post but I’ll be sitting out this weekend,” Sexton said. “As you guys saw I had a big one during qualifying at Pala, then another one on Tuesday this week that banged me up pretty good. Nothing broken just need a few days to get back to 100%.”

Despite his crash in the first qualification session in Pala, California, Sexton mounted up for both motos and finished second in each race behind his teammate Jett Lawrence, who was making his Motocross debut and won with a pair of first-place finishes. Sexton padded his SuperMotocross points’ lead over the injured Eli Tomac, who is still second in the combined Supercross and Motocross standings despite missing the SX finale at Salt Lake City and the outdoor opener with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Sexton has an advantage of 78 points over Cooper Webb and cannot give up his SMX lead by missing this round.

At stake, however, is the risk of losing ground to Lawrence in the Pro Motocross championship. Sexton currently trails his teammate by six points and is liable to lose significant ground this weekend.

In addition to his concussion, Sexton has also been diagnosed with mononucleosis and the combination of the two conditions caused the team to make the difficult decision to keep him out of the lineup at Hangtown.

“I’m super-bummed to miss this weekend’s race,” Sexton said in a press release. “I feel like I rode well at Pala, and I was really looking forward to Hangtown because it’s a good track for me. Unfortunately, I was already pretty banged up from my qualifying crash on Saturday, and now with mono and Tuesday’s concussion on top of it, I want to do the right thing and hopefully be back on the track soon.”

A return date for Sexton has not yet been announced.

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