Four-Time NASCAR Champ, 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona Winner Helps Call Season Finale
Team Penske Returns to Sports Car Racing with Montoya, Castroneves & Pagenaud
CHARLOTTE, NC – Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Gordon returns to sports car racing this weekend, working in the FOX Sports booth for IMSA’s 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans from Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10:30 AM ET on FS1 and FOX Sports GO.
“Kicking off the 2017 IMSA season driving the Cadillac prototype and winning the 24 Hours with Wayne Taylor Racing was such a thrill for me,” said Gordon, an overall winner at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing and teammates Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli. The team’s No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. sits atop the Prototype class heading into the weekend.
A 39-car field is expected at the Motul Petit Le Mans, which serves as the season finale for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. The race marks Team Penske’s return to sports car racing with a prototype to be shared by Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud.
Gordon joins the FOX IMSA broadcast team of Greg Creamer (play-by-play), Calvin Fish (analyst) and Brian Till (play-by-play/analyst), along with pit reporters Justin Bell, Jamie Howe and Chris Neville.
Added Gordon: “I’m going to enjoy watching the season-ending IMSA event from the booth, and analyzing the racing in this series presents a fun new challenge to me.”
Howe hosts the pre-race show beginning at 10:30 AM ET, teeing up storylines in each class and setting the stage for battles on the 2.54-mile, 12-turn Braselton, Ga., road course that determines the season’s champions. Green-flag racing is scheduled for 11:05 AM ET, and as part of FOX Sports coverage, 13 in-car cameras are in play throughout the field.
Motul Petit Le Mans broadcast schedule (All times ET and subject to change):
- Saturday, Oct. 7 – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (FS1)
- Saturday, Oct. 7 – 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (FS2)
- Saturday, Oct. 7 – 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (FOX Sports GO)
- Saturday, Oct. 7 – 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM (FS2)
FOX Sports offers flag-to-flag streaming coverage on FOX Sports GO with FS1 authentication.