STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 25, 2023 – NBC Sports begins its coverage of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with comprehensive live coverage of the 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race from Daytona International Speedway this weekend on Peacock, NBC, and USA Network.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona features icons of the racing world competing on teams across five separate classes of competition: Grand Touring Prototype (GTP), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO), and GT Daytona (GTD).
This year’s race features a star-studded cast of the world’s most well-known drivers competing, including Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Austin Cindric, Josef Newgarden, Colton Herta, Simon Pagenaud, Scott McLaughlin, and Romain Grosjean. Castroneves is aiming for his third straight Rolex 24 victory in the GTP class with Meyer Shank Racing.
In order to handle the 24 hours of coverage, NBC Sports will utilize 14 of its IMSA, NASCAR and INDYCAR commentators, analysts and reporters on-site at Daytona International Speedway, including its lead IMSA commentating team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey alongside 1990 Rolex 24 winner and former IMSA GT driver and analyst Calvin Fish and 2014 Rolex 24 winner and analyst Townsend Bell. Brian Till will also serve as an analyst during the endurance race.
Steve Letarte and fellow NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Jeff Burton will join INDYCAR analyst James Hinchcliffe and Marty Snider to provide analysis and anchor coverage from the Peacock Pit Box on pit road.
Kevin Lee, Parker Kligerman, Dillon Welch, Hannah Newhouse, and Georgia Henneberry will serve as pit reporters throughout the race. Dave Burns and Lee will also serve as play-by-play commentators.
Peacock serves as the streaming home of the WeatherTech Championship with flag-to-flag live coverage of all races as well as exclusive coverage for portions of select endurance races, including this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Click here for complete details on the 2023 IMSA coverage schedule.
In addition to comprehensive Rolex 24 At Daytona coverage, Peacock will provide exclusive streaming coverage of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Daytona this Friday at 1:35 p.m. ET featuring Robert Wickens and NASCAR drivers Harrison Burton, Hailie Deegan, and Zane Smith.
Coverage from Daytona International Speedway gets underway with a pair of IMSA Mazda MX-5 Cup races tomorrow at 5:25 p.m. ET and Friday at 10:10 a.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ coverage will also include a number of features surrounding the Rolex 24 this weekend, including:
- Motorsports icon Sam Posey-narrated essay on the significance of the event within the auto industry and beyond;
- An inside look at seven-time INDYCAR winner Colton Herta, who will be driving for two teams in the GTP class during the race;
- A piece on the rivalry between Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing with the return of Team Penske in IMSA in 2023 with Porsche Motorsport.
- Play by Play/Host: Leigh Diffey, Dave Burns, Marty Snider
- Analysts: Calvin Fish, James Hinchcliffe, Steve Letarte, Jeff Burton, Townsend Bell, Brian Till
- Pit Reporters: Kevin Lee, Parker Kligerman, Dillon Welch, Hannah Newhouse, Georgia Henneberry
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, USA Network
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
|Sat., Jan. 28||1:30-2:30 p.m.||Peacock, NBC|
|2:30-8 p.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|10 p.m.-12 a.m.||Peacock, USA Network|
|Sun., Jan. 29||12-6 a.m.||Peacock|
|6 a.m.–Noon||Peacock, USA Network|
|Noon–2 p.m.||Peacock, NBC|