A new season of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship arrives Saturday and Sunday with the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. This year’s season-opening, 24-hour endurance race at Daytona comes via NBC Sports. The network’s TV schedule is stuffed full of coverage from high-profile commentators covering high-profile drivers and teams.

The 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona is set to get the green flag Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1:40 p.m. ET. This year’s field of 38 cars features four classes — Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD). It’s the fewest number of cars in the history of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Last year’s race was the shortest in Rolex 24 history, with rain shortening the event to just 593 laps. That allowed the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Cadillac DPi team to claim victory, and the No. 10 Cadillac team again is among the favorites to win Daytona in 2020. They’ll get another push from the Team Penske Acuras, and if Mazda Team Joest can avoid the mechanical issues they had last year, both of its cars will be contenders.

Speaking of those Mazdas, Olivier Pla set the unofficial course record in the the No. 77 during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 earlier this month. Then Oliver Jarvis ran the fastest lap in qualifying to put the No. 77 on the pole for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

A notable name from the NASCAR world has been added to the field for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Defending Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will make his second IMSA appearance (first at the Rolex 24) when he competes in the No. 14 Lexus RC-F for AIM Vasser Sullivan Racing. That team is one of 18 in the GTD class, by far the biggest in the field.

Below is all you need to know about NBC’s coverage schedule for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus the qualifying results for this year’s race.

Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020: TV schedule

NBC and NBCSN will broadcast only 16 1/2 hours of of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, cable or satellite subscribers can watch all 24 hours of the race on the NBC Sports App.

The first hour and last two hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will broadcast on NBC, with the rest of the network’s coverage being shown on NBCSN. There are a couple breaks in the broadcast schedule (6-11 p.m. ET Saturday and 3-6 a.m. ET Sunday) in which the race will only be available via the NBC Sports App or NBCSports.com.

Below is the full broadcast schedule for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Time TV channel
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET NBC
2:30-6 p.m. ET NBCSN
6-11 p.m. ET NBC Sports App
11-11:55 p.m. ET NBCSN
Time TV channel
12-3 a.m. ET NBCSN
3-6 a.m.. ET NBC Sports App
6 a.m. ET-12 p.m. ET NBCSN
12-2 p.m. ET NBC

Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020: Live stream schedule

The entirety of the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona will be available to stream on multiple platforms. Live stream presentations can be found on NBC Sports Gold’s Track Pass, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.

In addition, IMSA.tv and the IMSA App will stream 24 hours of in-car cameras during the race.

Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020: Qualifying results

The field of 38 cars for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona is broken down by four classes — Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) — and complete with 12 different manufacturers.

Below is the manufacturer breakdown. (The entire LMP2 field is made up of Oreca 07-Gibsons.)​

  • Five entries: Porsche (2 GTLM, 3 GTD), Lamborghini​ (5 GTD)
  • Four entries: Cadillac (4 DPi), Acura (2 DPi, 2 GTD)
  • Three entries: BMW (2 GTLM, 1 GTD)
  • Two entries: Mazda (2 DPi), Chevy/Corvette (2 GTLM), Ferrari (1 GTLM, 1 GTD), Lexus (2 GTD), Aston Martin (2 GTD)
  • One entry: Mercedes (1 GTD), Audi (GTD)

Below are the qualifying results for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

  • Daytona Prototype International (DPi)
Starting Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. Mazda Team Joest, Mazda DPi 77
2. Acura Team Penske, Acura DPi 6
3. Mazda Team Joest, Mazda DPi 55
4. Whelen Engineering Racing, Cadillac DPi 31
5. Konica Minola Cadillac DPi-V.R, Cadillac DPi 10
6. JDC Motorsports, Cadillac DPi 85
7. JDC Motorsports, Cadillac DPi 5
8. Acura Team Penske, Acura DPi 7
  • Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2)
Starting Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports, Oreca LMP2 07 52
2. DragonSpeed USA, Oreca LMP2 07 81
3. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Oreca LMP2 07 8
4. Performance Tech Motorsports, Oreca LMP2 07 38
5. Era Motorsport, Oreca LMP2 07 18
Starting Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. Porsche Motorsport, Porsche 911 RSR – 19 911
2. Porsche Motorsport, Porsche 911 RSR – 19 912
3. Corvette Racing, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 3
4. Corvette Racing, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R 4
5. BMW Team RLL, BMW M8 GTE 25
6. BMW Team RLL, BMW M8 GTE 24
7. Risi Competizione, Ferrari 488 GTE 62
Starting Pos. Team/Car Car No.
1. Pfaff Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3 R 9
2. Scuderia Corsa, Ferrari 488 GT3 63
3. Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing, Acura NSX GT3 57
4. Turner Motorsport, BMW M6 GT3 96
5. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 11
6. WRT Speedstar Audi Sport, Audi R8 LMS GT3 88
7. AIM Vasser Sullivan, Lexus RC F GT3 12
8. Paul Miller Racing, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 48
9. Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian, Acura NSX GT3 86
10. Wright Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3 R 16
11. Precision Performance Motorsports, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 11
12. Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 98
13. Heart of Racing Team, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 23
14. Tower Motorsport by Starworks, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 19
15. Riley Motorsports, Mercedes-AMG GT3 74
16. AIM Vasser Sullivan, Lexus RC F GT3 14
17. GRT Magnus, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 44
18. Black Swan Racing, Porsche 911 GT3 R 54

The entry list for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona, complete with driver listings and tire/engine/fuel types, can be found here.



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