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Overnight Ratings: Fox Sees Uptick For Second NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Of '15 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

The second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season drew a 5.1 overnight rating yesterday on Fox from Atlanta Motor Speedway, up 6% from a 4.8 for the second race last year, which aired from Phoenix Int’l Raceway. Yesterday’s race started at 2:15pm ET due to a weather delay. The race ...

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