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FYI WIRZ: Rolex 24 at Daytona set Jan. 25, Rolex Roar Jan. 3-5

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The 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will debut the new TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Series starting at 2:30 p.m. Jan 25 at Daytona International Speedway.

Fans can get an up-close look at the results of the merger of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series before the big and long DIS race. The Roar Before The Rolex 24 returns with a three-day test session scheduled for Jan. 3-5.

Testing tickets at DIS are always a bargain. The Rolex Roar features fan access into the garage for exceptional viewing of teams preparing colorful sports cars.

As the racing at DIS rolls on in 2014, frontstretch construction to improve fan experience with DAYTONA Rising will continue as well.

Courtesy of Daytona International Speedway:

Other schedule highlights include Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3:45 p.m., the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race on Friday, Jan. 24 at 1:45 p.m. and a pair of IMSA Ferrari Challenge races on Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 9:35 a.m.

Fans can follow sports cars at www.imsa.com, go on Twitter at TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (@UnitedSportsCar) and the Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge (@SUNOCO_UK).

Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

For details and ticket sales go to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Six major NASCAR tracks are within a day's drive of Tampa. Great destinations justify journeys.

Here the NASCAR venue is considered local if tracks are within a 10 hour drive from Tampa—Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FYI WIRZ is the select presentation of motorsports topics by Dwight Drum at Racetake.com. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained from firsthand interviews or official release materials provided by sanctions, teams or track representatives.

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