Rolex 24 At Daytona: The Spotter Guide

SG_640_TUSCThis weekend marks the launch of yet another racing season with the start of the 52nd Daytona endurance classic event on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like any of the Hoon crew will be there, as Ole Longroof has relocated further south into Florida. You can bet that I’ll be following along, and will have a race recap for you after the weekend, though, so fear not.

This year, with the mix of classes added in, the merger of two series, and a whole new sanctioning body for the race, you’ll need a spotter’s guide this year more than ever before. An insane amount of cars will be circulating at Daytona this weekend, and there is likely to be some attrition, so I like to print out a copy of the guide, and X out the cars that officially retire. Whether you are watching the event on television on the Fox network of channels (Fox, Fox Sports 1, and Fox Sports 2, on the internet at, listening live on MRN, watching one of the numerous live feeds (usually available from Magnus Racing, Turner Motorsports, and likely AudiTV) or even following a multitude of twitter feeds and blogs, these sheets will become absolutely invaluable.


There are 67 cars entered in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship inaugural event at Daytona, and each one has been adeptly recreated in this guide to help you keep track of who’s who.

 This year there are several new teams, and many returning teams with new cars or new liveries. Keep up to date with who is driving what car, when, where and why by keeping these spotters guides loaded on your computer screen, or printing out a few copies. Andy Blackmore has again produced a spotters guide that is an absolute industry standard. He recently announced that he’ll be doing official spotter guides for IMSA all year long, so keep an eye out for them. With each new spotters guide that Andy posts at we get closer to another major sports car race. Phenomenal work, yet again, Andy. Keep it up!

The official guide is available for DOWNLOAD HERE.

For the official entry list – Click Here

Television Schedule: 

Saturday, Jan. 25
2-4 p.m. ET on FOX
4-9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2

Overnight (Jan. 25-26)
9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ET on

Sunday, Jan. 26
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on FOX Sports 1

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Bradley C. Brownell is an Editor with, but he also contributes to his own site “BavarianDrive“. Head over there for more of his work.


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