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IMSA race at Daytona: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info, more

Calvin Fish catches up with BMW Team RLL Principle Bobby Rahal and drivers Jesse Krohn and John Edwards ahead of the return of IMSA with the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona International Speedway.

IMSA start times: For the first time in more than five months, Daytona International Speedway will have a sports car race as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series returns to the same place it left off today (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

After being sidelined by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the premier sports car circuit will wave the green again on its 2020 season today. But instead of the annual 24-hour endurance classic, Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 will be a “sprint race” around the 3.56-mile road course.

Here are the details for IMSA’s second race of the season at Daytona (all times are ET):

IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona race information

TV: 6 p.m. NBCSN, NBC Sports App and TrackPass

RADIO: IMSA Radio will have live radio coverage throughout the weekend on, as well as Sirius Channel 216, XM 210, Internet 970

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes around the 12-turn, 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 88 degrees with a 51% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 26 cars entered in Saturday’s race.

IMSA weekend schedule: Friday, July 3

11 a.m. -- WeatherTech Championship Transporter Load-In

1 p.m. -- Garages open; pit lane equipment setup

6:15-7:15 p.m. -- First practice WeatherTech Championship (all classes)

9:30 p.m. -- Garages close

IMSA weekend schedule: Saturday, July 4

8 a.m. -- Garages open

8:45 a.m. -- Fuel rig inspection

10:15 a,m -- 11:30 am -- Practice (restricted by classes: 10:15-10:45 a.m., GTD Silver/Bronze; 10:30-11:30 a.m., DPi/GTLM; 10:45-11:15, GTD all drivers)

1:55 p.m. -- GTD qualifying

2:20 p.m. -- GTLM qualifying

2:45 p.m. -- DPi qualifying

6 p.m. -- Formation laps

6:10 p.m. -- IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona (2 hours, 40 minutes)

11:30 p.m. -- Garages close