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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR Sprint Cup At Darlington Lower With New Race Date

04 / 14 / 14

Fox led all non-Masters sports telecasts over the weekend with a 3.2 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. The event, which was held on Mothers’ Day weekend from ’05-13, drew a 3.5 overnight last yea...

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