The 2017 season opener takes place at Daytona International Speedway. The BMW Endurance Challenge is the first of two planned four hour endurance races this year. Something new that IMSA is trying out this season. The events of the BMW Endurance Challenge are spread out over two days with the main event taking place on Friday January 27th.
There will be plenty of time for the team to get the cars right as there are a total of four practice sessions. Qualifying immediately follows the last practice session. I would expect the team to play it safe during that one.
|Date||Event||Start Time||End Time||Length|
|January 26||Practice 1||09:00 AM||10:00 AM ET||1:00|
|January 26||Practice 2||11:40 AM||12:25 PM ET||0:45|
|January 26||Practice 3||02:20 PM||02:50 PM ET||0:30|
|January 26||Practice 4||05:00 PM||05:20 PM ET||0:20|
|January 26||ST Qualifying||05:30 PM||05:45 PM ET||0:15|
|January 27||Race||12:15 PM||04:15 PM ET||4:00|