SPEED Channel to Broadcast 16 Hours of Rolex 24 At Daytona live.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 13, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced that it has reached an agreement with SPEED Channel to broadcast 16 hours of live coverage of the 41st Rolex 24 At Daytona, Feb. 1-2.
SPEED Channel's live coverage of America's great road race will begin on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET, with pre-race ceremonies and Grand Marshal Bobby Rahal saying the most famous words in motorsports - "Drivers start your engines." The green flag will fall at 1 p.m. ET, and SPEED Channel will follow the action live into the night. Saturday's broadcast will end at 9 p.m. ET
Live coverage will resume Sunday morning at 6 a.m. ET, where SPEED Channel will update race fans with what happened during the night and follow the final hours of racing live to the checkered flag at 1 p.m. ET. and the Victory Lane celebration that follows.
SPEED Channel is the only 24-hour cable network devoted to the millions of people who love racing. The network features authentic coverage of major events, in addition to the latest industry and consumer news. SPEED Channel is the exclusive American broadcaster of the Rolex Sports Car Series.
For program listings and availability of SPEED Channel in an area visit www.speedtv.com. Tickets for the 41st Rolex 24 At Daytona are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at 386-253-RACE.
Additional information about the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Rolex Sports Car Series is available online at www.grandamerican.com.