IMSA releases 2015 Daytona 24 dates

New scheduling for the January test in Daytona makes for a new start to the season for TUSC.

IMSA releases 2015 Daytona 24 dates

There will be a very quick turn around for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Championship teams next season as IMSA released its 2015 schedule for both the Roar before the 24 test and the 24 Hours of Daytona itself.

This coming season will see the Roar before the 24 take place on Jan. 9-11, one week later than last year's test session. The track will then open for on track activities Wednesday Jan. 21 with the race set to take place Jan. 24-25.

The change now means that teams will have only one weekend off before the big show this year.

“We expect the change in the Roar Before The Rolex 24 schedule to be welcome news for all of our stakeholders,” said Ed Bennett, IMSA Chief Executive Officer in a press release.

“Moving the Roar back one weekend will enable all involved with IMSA to spend more time with their families during the holiday season. We are grateful to our partners at Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR for accommodating us. The Rolex 24 At Daytona, meanwhile, will retain its familiar position on the last weekend in January. This date works well for a number of reasons, not least of which is the opportunity it provides for stars from throughout the racing world to kick off the season against the very best the TUDOR Championship has to offer.”

Check back to Motorsport.com for team reaction to the new schedule at Daytona.

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