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1996 Rolex 24 at Daytona 34th Annual Running of the 24 Hour Endurance Classic Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Beach, FL February 2-4, 1996 Wednesday, January 31, 1996 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Track opens for parking and Technical ...

1996 Rolex 24 at Daytona 34th Annual Running of the 24 Hour Endurance Classic Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Beach, FL February 2-4, 1996

Wednesday, January 31, 1996 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Track opens for parking and Technical Inspection 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Registration 6:00 pm, Garage area closes

Thursday, February 1, 1996 7:30 am Gate 7 Opens 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Technical Inspection 11:00 am IMSA Endurance Championship pit assignments at IMSA Transporter 11:30 am Mandatory Drivers Briefing for Exxon World SportsCar, GTS-1 and GTS-2 competitors in the Technical Inspection garage 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Practice - Exxon World SportsCars, GTS-1 and GTS-2 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Practice - IMSA Endurance Championship 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Qualifying 1 - Exxon World SportsCars (Positions 1 and 2 from this session are locked in as the overall front row) 3:25 pm Post-qualifying Press Conference in the Benny Kahn Press Room 3:25 pm - 3:40 pm Qualifying 1 - Exxon Supreme GTS-1 cars 3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Qualifying 1 - Exxon Supreme GTS-2 cars 3:30 pm Post-qualifying Press Conference for GTS-1 and GTS-2 provisional pole sitters in the Benny Kahn press room 4:25 pm - 5:00 pm Practice - IMSA Endurance Championship 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Night practice - Exxon World SportsCars, GTS-1 and GTS-2 10:00 pm Garage area closes

Friday, February 2, 1996 7:30 am Gate 7 opens 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration 9:30 am - 10:30 am Practice - IMSA Endurance Championship 10:45 am - 12:00 nn Practice - Exxon World SportsCars, GTS-1 and GTS-2 12:15 pm Mandatory drivers briefing for IMSA Endurance Championship competitors in the Technical Inspection garage 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Qualifying - IMSA Touring & Compact 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Qualifying - IMSA Grand Sports & Sports 2:00 pm Press Conference for IMSA Endurance Championship class pole sitters in the Benny Kahn press room 2:00 pm Deadline for Endurance Championship driver changes at IMSA Registration 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Final Qualifying - Exxon World SportsCars*** 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Final Qualifying - Exxon Supreme GTS-1*** 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Final Qualifying - Exxon Supreme GTS-2*** 3:50 pm Grid closes 4:00 pm Start - IMSA Endurance Championship - 90 minute race for Grand Sports, Sports, Touring & Compact cars 10:00 pm Garage area closes

*** = Final Qualifying determines positions three and higher; the overall front row is locked in on Thursday)

Saturday, February 3, 1996 7:30 am Gate 7 opens 8:00 am - 12:00 nn Late Registration 9:00 am - 9:30 am Warm up - Exxon World SportsCars, GTS-1 and GTS-2 10:15 am Mandatory drivers briefing for Exxon World SportsCars, GTS-1 and GTS-2 competitors in the Technical Inspection garage 11:30 am The Rolex Legends at Daytona (HSR Exhibition) 12:00 noon Grid cars for Rolex 24 12:00 noon Pre-race ceremonies - all engines off 12:45 pm Grid closes 1:00 pm Start - Rolex 24 at Daytona - 24 hour race for Exxon World SportsCar Championship, Exxon Supreme GTS-1 and Exxon Supreme GTS-2 cars

Sunday, February 4, 1996 1:00 pm Finish - Rolex 24 at Daytona 7:00 pm Gate 7 closes

Schedule may be amended to accommodate local conditions.

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