SPEED Channel To Offer More Than 15 Hours of Live Rolex 24 At Daytona Coverage
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 7, 2004) -- SPEED Channel, the exclusive North American broadcaster of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, will offer race fans more than 15 hours of live coverage of the 42nd Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 31 - February 1.
SPEED Channel's in-depth coverage of America's classic endurance race will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 31. SPEED will go live to Daytona International Speedway for pre-race ceremonies and the green flag, and then follow the action through the afternoon, sunset and into the evening, wrapping up their Saturday broadcast at 9 p.m. ET.
SPEED Channel will return live in time for race fans to watch the sunrise over Daytona International Speedway and find out who has survived the night, with the Sunday, February 1 broadcast beginning at 6 a.m. ET. After catching up on all the excitement that happened during the evening, SPEED's coverage will continue throughout the morning as teams battle for positions before the checkered flag drops shortly after 1 p.m. Race fans will get to hear from the victors before SPEED wraps up their extensive coverage at 1:30 p.m. ET.
A veteran lineup has been put together by SPEED Channel to deliver the best possible coverage of the Rolex 24. Bob Varsha will host the broadcast, while Leigh Diffey handles play-by-play and Dorsey Schroeder and David Hobbs provide color commentary from the booth. Chris Neville, Calvin Fish and Brian Till will keep fans updated on what is going on in the pits and garage.
For race fans that want to catch the excitement of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in person, tickets are currently on sale through Daytona International Speedway's ticket office and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 386-253-RACE.
To check the availability of SPEED Channel in your area, visit www.speedtv.com. Additional information on the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and Rolex 24 At Daytona is available online at www.grandamerican.com.