United SportsCar Racing lineup at Road AmericaEnlarge Photo
Fox Sports has managed to sign a five-year deal with IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) for the broadcast rights of United SportsCar Racing, which most readers will know as the new combined GRAND-AM Rolex Series and American Le Mans Series. The first race will be the Rolex 24 At Daytona next January.
With the rest of the 2014 schedule still being finalized, exact distribution plans will be determined at a later date but fans can expect to see a mix of races available on both Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. IMSA, however, will retain some digital rights including alternate camera angles and full race replays.
Pictured above are 61 cars representing a total of seven classes from the soon-to-be-disbanded GRAND-AM Rolex Series and the American Le Mans Series. They joined for the first time for a weekend of racing at Road America, where this photo was taken.
In addition to Formula E and United SportsCar Racing, Fox Sports will also broadcast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for at least the next five years.