Check out the best photos as the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship got underway in Daytona with the annual Roar Before The 24 last weekend.
In a departure from the format used in recent years, there was no sprint race to conclude the Roar event, with the Rolex 24 starting order derived from the outcome of the qualifying sessions.
Acura proved somewhat dominant across the weekend, with the #60 Meyer Shank Racing entry fastest in all meaningful track sessions, taking pole on Sunday afternoon.
The LMP2 class entry will therefore take the green flag on Saturday from 56th place in the 61-car field.
LMP2 class times have been well down on those in previous years while Mercedes has proved the car to beat in the GT classes.
Elsewhere, Jaxon Evans, Ryan Briscoe, and Kenny Habul are racing in the GTD class while James Allen joins McLaughlin in LMP2, leaving Cameron Shields and Josh Burdon to fly the flag in LMP3.
With the Roar now behind them, teams now have a few days to reset ahead of the Rolex 24 weekend getting underway on Thursday in Daytona.