FOX Sports announces 2018 IMSA broadcast schedule

FOX Sports announces 2018 IMSA broadcast schedule


FOX Sports announces 2018 IMSA broadcast schedule


WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fans will get the first glimpse of January’s season opener at Daytona during three hours of live coverage on the FOX network.

IMSA’s April visit to the Long Beach Grand Prix will also be aired live on the flagship FOX channel, and for the rest of the 2018 calendar, a familiar mix of FOX Sports 1 and 2, along with live streaming on FOX Sports Go, will serve as the home for WeatherTech Championship endurance racing.

“IMSA and FOX Sports have developed a robust schedule for the 2018 WeatherTech Championship broadcasts,” said IMSA marketing VP David Pettit. “FOX Sports does an incredible job delivering all the drama, stories and excitement of the IMSA season and we know they will continue to do so in 2018. This partnership keeps our same presence on FOX as we did in 2017, continues to feature a small number of channel changes during our Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup events and utilizes FOX Sports GO throughout the season.

“The combination of FS1 and FS2, with the ability to watch anywhere on FSGO, provides our fans and partners a terrific viewing platform. It’s a package that will capture the essence and drama of race weekends all season long.”

News of the broadcast hosting and pit lane reporting team will be announced at a later date.

2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule

Date Event/Venue Channel Times (All Times ET)
Jan. 27-28 Rolex 24 At Daytona FOX 2–5 p.m. Sat. 
    FS1 11 p.m. Sat.-1 a.m. Sun.; 8-10:30 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Sun.
    FS2 5–10 p.m. Sat.
    FSGO 10-11 p.m. Sat.; 1-8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.
March 17 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring FS1 10:30–12:30 p.m.    
    FS2 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 3:30-11 p.m.
    FSGO  1:30-3:30 p.m.  
April 14 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix FOX 4–6 p.m. 
  Long Beach    
May 6 Mid-Ohio FS2 1– 4 p.m. 
June 2 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix   FS2 12:30–2:30 p.m.
July 1 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen FS1 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 8 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park FS1 4–7 p.m. (delayed)
July 21 Northeast Grand Prix, Lime Rock FS2 3–6 p.m.
Aug. 5 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase FS1 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  Road America    
Aug. 19 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR FS1 1–2 p.m.
  Virginia International Speedway FS2  2-4 p.m. 
Sept. 9 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda FS1 5 –8 p.m.
  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca    
Oct. 13 Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta FS1 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    FS2 12–9:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Broadcast dates and times subject to change. All broadcasts on FOX/FS1/FS2 are streamed on FOX Sports GO (available with FS1 authentication).