DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The first year of a five-year partnership between the International Motor Sports Ass’n (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.
2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Television Schedule (subject to change)
Date Track Time/Network (ET) Length
March 15 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – first three hours 10 a.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hrs
March 16 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – cut-down show 8:30 a.m. on FS1 3 hrs
April 12 – Grand Prix of Long Beach – 6 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2 hrs
May 4 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Race 1 (PC/GTD) 1 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2.5 hrs
May 4 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Race 2 (P/GTLM) 5:30 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2.5 hrs
May 31 – The Raceway at Belle Isle Park – 1:30 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 2 hours
June 29 – Watkins Glen Int’l – 11 a.m. on FS1 (Live) 6.5 hrs
July 13 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – 2 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hrs
July 25 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 7 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 3 hrs
Aug. 10 – Road America – 6:30 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 3 hrs
Aug. 24 – Virginia Int’l Raceway – 4 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hours
Sept. 20 – Circuit of the Americas – TBD on FS2 3 hours
Oct. 4 – Road Atlanta – 11 a.m. on FS2 (Live) 10.5 hrs
Oct. 5 – Road Atlanta – cut-down show 8 a.m. on FS1 3 hrs
The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge event at Sebring Int’l Raceway on Friday, March 14, will be streamed live in its entirety on IMSA.com beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The two-hour broadcast airs March 19 on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET and re-airs March 23 on FOX Sports 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.