IMSA Practice Report - Roar Before The 24

January 4, 2020

Track:   Daytona International Speedway
Race:    Roar Before The 24
Date:    January 3, 2020

No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Practice 1                           
Position:            3rd
Time / Speed:    1:36.747 seconds / 132.463 mph

Practice 2                           
Position:            4th
Time / Speed:    1:36.369 seconds / 132.982 mph

No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor/Alexander Rossi
Practice 1
Position:             6th
Time / Speed:     1:37.255 seconds / 131.771 mph

Practice 2                          
Position:             5th
Time / Speed:     1:36.382 seconds / 132.964 mph

Fast Practice 1 Time: 1:36.027 seconds (No. 55 – Harry Tincknell)
Fast Practice 2 Time: 1:35.794 seconds (No. 77 – Oliver Pla)

Recap: The annual Roar Before The 24 at Daytona International Speedway kicked off with earnest on Friday afternoon following a nearly three-month hiatus for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The weekend test session is in preparation for the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the most-prestigious endurance race in North America. Acura Team Penske, coming off their championship-winning season of 2019, were consistently among the fastest cars of the day with Juan Pablo Montoya leading the day with a lap of 1:36.369 seconds in the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 during the second session. Helio Castroneves also turned the quickest lap of the day in the No. 7 Acura in the second session at 1:36.382 seconds. Business continues to pick up Saturday with three practice sessions, including the only night practice of the weekend.

Race: Coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will begin Saturday, January 25 at 1:30 pm ET on NBC before moving around the NBC family of networks and finishing back on NBC from 12:00 pm to the checkered flag. Please use this link to access the full schedule. Coverage can also be heard on IMSA Radio, Sirius 138 and XM 202.