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How to watch the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 2021 IMSA season on NBC Sports

Rolex 24 field

NBC Sports’ TV coverage schedule of the Rolex 24 and the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will kick off today with the 59th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

The sports car endurance classic that opens the season will begin at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 on NBC.

NASCAR on NBC’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the booth as a lead analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey and analyst Calvin Fish.

Also joining the broadcast are Dave Burns on play by play, analsysts Townsend Bell, Calvin Fish, Steve Letarte, Kyle Petty, J. Allmendinger, Brian Till and pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee, Dillon Welch and Parker Kligerman.

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HOW AND WHEN TO WATCH THE ROLEX 24: Schedule, TV info, start times, entry lists, more

The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be shown flag to flag via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. It also will be streamed on the NBC Sports App, and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

Broadcast coverage of the race will begin at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 on NBC and then move to NBCSN from 4:30-8 p.m. ET. Coverage will move to the NBC Sports App from 8-11 p.m. ET and then back to NBCSN from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET on Jan. 31.

Coverage will move to the NBC Sports App from 3-6 a.m. ET and then to NBCSN from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. ET.

The Jan. 31 conclusion of the race will run from 2-4 p.m. ET on NBC.

Here is NBC Sports’ full 2021 IMSA broadcast schedule, including channels and times for the Rolex 24. All coverage will be streaming via and the NBC Sports app:

DateEventNetworkTime (ET)
Sun., Jan. 24Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona*NBCSN4:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 30Rolex 24 At DaytonaNBC3:30 p.m.
Rolex 24 At DaytonaNBCSN4:30 p.m.
Rolex 24 At DaytonaNBCSN11 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 31Rolex 24 At DaytonaNBCSN6 a.m.
Rolex 24 At DaytonaNBC2 p.m.
Sat., March 2012 Hours of SebringNBCSN7 p.m.
Sun., May 16Sports Car Challenge at Mid-OhioNBCSN2:30 p.m.
Sat., June 5Detroit Grand PrixNBCSN1 p.m.
Sun., June 27Six Hours of the GlenNBCSN7 p.m.
Sun., July 4Sportscar Grand PrixNBCSNNoon
Sat., July 17Northeast Grand Prix*NBCSN5 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 8IMSA Sportscar Weekend*NBCSN8 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 22Michelin GT Challenge at VIRNBC3 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 12Weathertech Raceway Laguna SecaNBCSN4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 25Grand Prix of Long BeachNBCSN5 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 9Petit Le MansNBCNoon
Petit Le MansNBCSN3 p.m.

*Same day-delay
Note: all coverage streams on and the NBC Sports app

Live streaming coverage of all races throughout the 2021 season will be available exclusively on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.