This year’s field includes just under 50 cars spread across the four classes of competition: Daytona Prototype international (DPi)- for factory-supported prototype sports cars, teams and drivers; Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2)- for Pro-Am driver lineups; GT Le Mans (GTLM)- the most competitive form of GT racing in the world with factory teams, drivers and race cars; and GT Daytona (GTD)- ultra-fast GT cars built to international GT3 technical specifications fielded by professional teams with Pro-Am driver lineups. 25 GTD entries vie for the win at North America’s ultimate endurance race.
Many of the world’s most respected and famous sports car racers will be in the driver’s seat. Their names have been etched on everything from the Bishop-France Trophy to the back of ROLEX 24 At Daytona winners’ watches, and in record books from the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the 12 Hours of Sebring. Joining them will be Formula 1 World Champions, NASCAR race winners, Indy 500 winners, champions from various other forms of motorsport, and much more. 51 previous ROLEX 24 at Daytona winners will be competing- Boulle secured his win back in 2017.
After a solid run at the opening Roar Before the ROLEX 24 earlier this month, the whole squad walked away with an enormous amount of data, as well as a better understanding of the car and the team working together, largely for the first time. The #73 Porsche finished in 9th place in GTD in final practice. The drivers felt confident with the setup changes made throughout the two days of testing and will have the car in a competitive state at the start of the grueling 24-hour race.
This year, in addition to record-setting competition and a host of world-famous drivers competing, NBC Sports has come onboard to broadcast the race to the world. Over the course of the 24-hour race, the channel will even include 17 different commentators that come from a variety of motorsport arenas. Names will include Leigh Diffey, AJ Allmendinger, Calvin Fish, and more.
Race coverage will start on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 pm CST on NBCSN and continue throughout the race until 2:00 pm the following day. NBCSN will be the exclusive avenue for IMSA Competition on TV, and it will also be shown online.
IMSA ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
|Time (ET)||Platform||Commentators||Pit Crew||“Peacock Pit Box”|
|2 – 5 p.m.||NBCSN||Diffey, Fish & Allmendinger||Snider, Burns & Stavast||Voda, Letarte, Earnhardt & Bell|
|5 – 9 p.m.||NBC Sports App||Allen, Tracy, Bell & Till||Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman||Voda|
|9 p.m. – 12 a.m.||NBCSN||Diffey, Fish, Allmendinger & Till||Snider, Burns & Stavast||Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt|
|12 – 3 a.m.||NBCSN||Allen, Tracy & Till||Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman||N/A|
|6 – 9 a.m.||NBCSN||Diffey & Fish||Snider & Burns||N/A|
|9 a.m. – 12 p.m.||NBCSN||Allen, Tracy, Allmendinger & Bell||Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman||Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt|
|12 – 3 p.m.||NBCSN||Diffey, Fish, Allmendinger & Bell||Snider, Burns & Stavast||Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt|
*Subject to change
This year, de Boulle Motorsports has partnered with several prominent companies including: Concepta Labs, Circle Y Holdings, McFadden & Miller, Meridian Veterinary Capital, Blue Lion Capital, Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano and de Boulle.
About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at 6821 Preston Rd. and in Houston’s River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer Rd. For more information, visit deBoulle.com
About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.
About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.
About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
About Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
About Circle Y Holdings
About Blue Lion Capital