At first it seemed the only way to watch the Daytona 200 was to be there in-person, but DMG has been able to swing a last-minute deal with FansChoice.tv to bring the internet live streaming of the historic race.
Sanctioned now by the American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA), it is not clear at this time what ASRA’s coverage will include, but the green flag drops at 1pm Eastern Time, Saturday, March 14th — commentary, or not.
This news goes counter to an earlier announcement that the Daytona 200 would not be televised or streamed, something that likely did not sit well with the Daytona Motorsports Group, which also runs the Daytona International Speedway.
Amateur racers make the bulk of the Daytona 200’s entry list, though some AMA Pro Racing names can been found on the entry list.
Riders will be competing for a $175,000 purse (and a Rolex watch, which used to go to the pole-sitter, not the race winner) — DMG’s attempt to keep the historic race relevant despite the group losing the sanctioning rights to professional American road racing.