The Mazda MX-5 Cup race ran in the rain, but by the time the IMSA Weather Tech Championship field took to the track the rain had stopped, but the wind picked up. The night session was the third of the day. Each session had a different leader.
Pato O’Ward led the morning session in an LMP2 car. Kamui Kobyashi had the fastest lap in the afternoon driving the number 48 DPi car.
Tonight, Will Stevens in the number 10 car which will be on pole Saturday ran the best lap, 1:48.70. Indycar champion Alex Palou was second quick.
Tomorrow the IMSA cars have one late morning practice before the 60th running of the Rolex 24.
It was great to be back at Daytona after missing last year’s event. The night practice is probably my favorite part of the weekend.
8:00 AM Parking Lot 4 Opens
9:00 AM Parking Lot 1 Opens
9:00 AM Infield Midway Open
9:00 AM UNOH Fanzone & Kids Zone Opens9:00 AM Venue Gates Open
9:00 AM Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition Display Open in UNOH Fanzone
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Motorsports Hall of Fame Open in DAYTONA Ticket and Tours Building
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Carnival Rides & Boardwalk Experience Open
9:25 AM – 9:55 AM IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Final Practice
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Mazda MX-5 Race #2
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge Final Practice
TBD Crossover Gates Open for Pre-Race Access
12:35 PM – 1:20 PM Pre-Race Ceremonies | BMW M Endurance Challenge at DAYTONA
1:35 PM – 5:35 PM BMW M Endurance Challenge at DAYTONA
The BMW M Endurance Challenge features Robert Wickens in his return to racing. Peacock will carry the race. Wickens is in car 33 in the TRC class.