The 24 Hours of Daytona is always exciting. After a few long, cold months spent without motorsports, the engines finally fire back up and brighten up our mid-winter lull with the wonderful sound of racing.
You won’t want to miss the 24 Hours of Daytona this year, with a close fight promised for all four of the DPi, LMP2, GTLM and GTD classes. We know that endurance races can be difficult to follow, though, so we’ve compiled this helpful guide to ensure that you never miss a moment of the action.
The best way for American viewers to watch the 2019 24 Hours Of Daytona is with the NBC Sports web stream, which you can access through the NBC Sports app and NBC Sport’s website.
You can also stream the race online at IMSA.tv by inputting your cable company’s credentials.
International viewers can use this stream free of charge and won’t have to input any cable information.
The race will start at 2:25 p.m. ET on January 26th, 2019. Pre-race coverage will also be available on NBC Sports from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
NBCSN will also air coverage on the race on cable, but it won’t be flag to flag and will be quite sporadic. For full NBCSN scheduling, click here.
As always, the IMSA Radio guys will have flag-to-flag radio coverage of the 24 Hours of Daytona. You can access the stream at this link.
You can also access IMSA Radio in your car or through your satellite radio receiver at Sirius 216 and XM 202. You can also listen through SiriusXM Online 972.
If you happen to at the track or local to Daytona, you can listen to IMSA Radio at 107.9 FM, 93.5 FM and 1150 AM.
Having a timing screen up while you watch the race can make the experience more fun and less confusing. You’ll want to bookmark this link, which is IMSA’s official timing system through Al Kamel Systems. You can also access timing from prior sessions at this link.
Even the most attentive of race fans can have trouble figuring out what’s going on in the race, especially a 24 hour one, which where IMSA’s official twitter account comes in. You can follow the account at this link and follow its live tweets throughout the race. It’s often the best way to learn about penalty decisions and other race-related happenings.
Another important resource is Andy Blackmore Design’s Spotter’s Guide. This will allow you to easily identify all the cars in the race, along with their respective teams and drivers. Access the 2019 IMSA Spotter’s Guide at this link.
Finally, a full weekend schedule for the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona can be accessed at this link.
Happy viewing, race fans!
Photos via IMSA