The first year of a five-year partnership between the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and FOX Sports brings a majority of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship events featuring live coverage on FOX Sports 1, as sanctioning body and network officials today announced the television schedule for the remainder of the 2014 season.
“Teaming with IMSA and the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to solidify a strong 60-plus-hour television package is a great beginning to this long-term relationship,” said David Nathanson, general manager and chief operating officer of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. “And being able to open the sports car racing season with a pair of iconic endurance races like the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring gives us an amazing platform on which to build.”
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida on Saturday, March 15 – the second round of both the TUDOR Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup – kicks off FOX Sports 1’s nine-event lineup. Six of those events air live, with the Raceway at Belle Isle Park (May 31), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 25), and Road America (Aug. 10) airing on a same-day delay.
The first three hours of the Sebring race air live on FOX Sports 1, with the remainder streamed live on IMSA.com and through the FOX Sports GO mobile app. FOX Sports 1 also televises a three-hour highlight show from Sebring beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 16.
The final two events of the season, at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, Sept. 20 and the 10-hour Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 4, air in their entirety on FOX Sports 2. FOX Sports 1 also features a three-hour highlight telecast from Petit Le Mans at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 5.