Rolex 24 at Daytona: 24-hour Television Schedule

Each year some of the world's best drivers compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first major automobile race of the year in America. Drivers from different classes race together at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, in a race that lasts 24 hours. This year's race will take place on January 28-29.

SPEED Network traditionally carries most of the race on television, usually taking the race off of the air in the late-night, early-morning hours. However, this year viewers will be able to watch the race online at speed.com during the ten hours it will not be shown live, providing fans with flag to flag coverage.

During the Rolex 24 at Daytona, fans can enjoy an entire weekend of watching sports. Once again, the Australian Open finals will take place during the race, in addition to a full slate of college basketball, Winter X Games and more.

Below is a television schedule of games and events beginning during the 24 hours of racing.

All times are Eastern.

January 28

2:30 p.m. - Coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona begins (SPEED)

3:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Tennessee Tech at Morehead State (ESPNU)

3:00 p.m. - PGA Tour Golf: Farmers Insurance Open (CBS)

4:00 p.m. - Winter X Games Snowboarding (ABC)

4:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Georgetown at Pittsburgh (ESPN)

4:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Purdue at Northwestern (ESPN2)

5:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Iowa at Missouri State (ESPNU)

6:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Aubrn at Tennessee (ESPN2)

7:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Washington at Arizona (ESPN)

7:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Butler at Wisconsin Green Bay (ESPNU)

7:00 p.m. - NHL All-Star SuperSkills Competition (NBC Sports)

8:00 p.m. - UFC: Evans vs. Davis (FOX)

8:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Virginia at North Carolina State (ESPN2)

9:00 p.m. - Winter X Games (ESPN)

9:00 p.m. - College Basketball: St. Mary's at BYU (ESPNU)

10:00 p.m. - Australian Open: Women's final (ESPN2)

11:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State (ESPNU)

January 29

3:00 a.m. - Australian Open: Men's final (ESPN2)

9:00 a.m. - Rolex 24 at Daytona coverage returns (SPEED)

12:30 p.m. - PBA Bowling: USBC Masters (ESPN)

1:00 p.m. - College Basketball: Michigan at Ohio State (CBS)

1:00 p.m. - PGA Tour Golf: Farmer's Insurance Open (GOLF)

1:30 p.m. - College Women's Basketball: Rutgers at Georgetown (ESPNU)

2:00 p.m. - Winter X Games (ESPN)

3:00 p.m. - PGA Tour Golf: Farmer's Insurance Open (CBS)

3:00 p.m. - College Women's Basketball: Penn State at Michigan State (ESPN2)

3:30 p.m. - College Women's Basketball: Florida State at Virginia (ESPNU)

3:30 p.m. - NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (ABC)

Sources

Daytona International Speedway

TV Guide

For full coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, visit our Blogathon at grabbagsports.com where we live-blog throughout the entire 24 hours. Other Blogathon events include live Mario Kart racing, live chat sessions and guest bloggers from all over the web.

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Updated Saturday, Jan 21, 2012