Return of Grand-Am Rolex Series To FOX Sports Highlights Domestic and International Television Package for 2008
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2008) -- The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 will continue its relationship with SPEED for 2008, with the motorsports channel broadcasting 62.5 hours of Rolex Series competition in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and the Rolex Series broadcast around the world on a variety of major networks -- complete with the Rolex Series debut in high-definition television.
Beginning with an opening 90 minutes of the Rolex 24 At Daytona broadcast over-the-air by FOX Sports and topped by an additional 15.5 hours of coverage of the race on the cable network, SPEED cameras will roll at all 15 events on the Rolex Series calendar. For the second consecutive season, FOX Sports will open the Rolex Series season with the opening coverage of the famed twice-around-the-clock race from the "World Center of Racing" before making a driver change of its own and passing the coverage to SPEED.
For the first time, the coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be broadcast in high-definition on FOX Sports and SPEED HD, where available.
Internationally, coverage of the Rolex Sports Car Series will be broadcast in Europe, Latin America and South America on SportKlub and SPEED Latin America. The ESPN family of networks will distribute the Rolex Sports Car Series around the world with one-hour highlight programs on ESPN Latin America, ESPN+, and ESPN Dos throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, ESPN Atlantic, Israel and Orbit, and ESPN Pacific Rim and Australia.
2008 SPEED TELEVISION SCHEDULE
GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY CROWN ROYAL CASK NO. 16
Air Date Venue/Event Length
Jan. 26 Rolex 24 At Daytona - part 1 (LIVE) 7.5 hrs
Jan. 27 Rolex 24 At Daytona - part 2 (LIVE) 8 hrs
March 29 Homestead-Miami Speedway (LIVE) 3 hrs
April 19 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (LIVE) 3 hrs
May 3 Virginia International Raceway 3 hrs
May 18 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 3 hrs
May 26 Lime Rock Park (LIVE) 3 hrs
June 7 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen - part 1 (LIVE) 2 hrs
June 7 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen - part 2 (LIVE) 3 hrs
June 21 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (LIVE) 3 hrs
July 3 Daytona International Speedway (LIVE) 3 hrs
July 20 Barber Motorsports Park (LIVE) 3 hrs
Aug. 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (SAME DAY DELAY) 3 hrs
Aug. 8 Watkins Glen International (SDD) 3 hrs
Aug. 24 Infineon Raceway 3 hrs
Aug. 31 New Jersey Motorsports Park (LIVE) 3 hrs
Sept. 20 Miller Motorsports Park (LIVE) 7 hrs