FOX Sports, IMSA Set Broadcast Team for 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona Sam Posey to Pen, Narrate Gurney Tribute; Pruett to be Honored NASCAR Champion, Rolex Winner Jeff Gordon to Conduct Pre-Race Interview with F1 Champion Fernando Alonso
FOX Sports and IMSA roll into this weekend’s 56th running of the iconic Rolex 24 at Daytona with a formidable lineup of their own. Brian Till, as lead play-by-play, and Greg Creamer team to host the multi-platform production that begins Saturday, Jan. 27 (2:00 PM ET) on the FOX broadcast network and streaming live on FOX Sports GO.
Former racers Calvin Fish and Tommy Kendall join the booth as analysts, and Jamie Howe, Jamie Little, Justin Bell and Matt Yocum report from the pits.
In addition, Howe hosts the FOX Sports pre-race show, which is dedicated to the late racing legend Dan Gurney, who passed away earlier this month. A tribute penned and narrated by former racer and longtime FOX Sports analyst and essayist Sam Posey will close the FOX broadcast portion of Rolex 24 at Daytona coverage.
“It’s not just that Dan won the first sports car race at Daytona in 1962, or that one of his AAR Toyotas set the Daytona road course lap record that stands to this day; there is so much more to Dan Gurney than a resume of racing accomplishments,” said Frank Wilson, FOX Sports VP of Production. “That’s why we’ve asked Sam to offer a personal perspective on who Dan was, and why Dan Gurney will forever be an icon of American motorsport.”
Four-time NASCAR champ and 2017 Rolex winner Jeff Gordon joins the pre-race program and is scheduled to interview Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, who is competing in his first Rolex 24 at Daytona. Alonso, with two FIA Formula One Championship titles and 32 race wins, is acknowledged as one of the top Grand Prix drivers of all time.
Five-time Rolex 24 at Daytona winner Scott Pruett, who has served as a FOX Sports analyst, also will be honored during pre-race, as the versatile driver announced earlier this year that after five decades of racing across NASCAR, CART, IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am, he will retire after this race.
Television and streaming schedule for the Rolex 24 at Daytona (All times ET; subject to change):
Saturday January 27
FOX: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Green Flag drops at 2:40 PM)
FS2: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FSGO: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
FS1: 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Sunday)
Sunday January 28
FSGO: 1:00 AM – 8:00 AM
FS2: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
FS1: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM