Quote of the Day

"We've seen a lot at Daytona -- everything from the absurd to the glorious to the tragic. But an explosion of jet fuel, during caution? Followed by the sight of boxes of Tide and scrubbers? Drivers gathering on the backstretch during a lengthy red-flag delay, chatting like school kids waiting out a fire drill?"
-- The Daytona Beach News-Journal's Ken Willis, on last night's Daytona 500. (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL, 2/28)
Tuesday February 28, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 120 Print This Issue

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  • Set Fire To The Rain

    Fox' Daytona 500 overnight dropped to a 7.3 rating from 10:30pm-12:00am

    Fox earned a 7.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500's debut in primetime, which saw Matt Kenseth take the checkered flag. That figure is down 6% from an 8.2 overnight for Trevor Bayne’s win last year, which aired on a Sunday afternoon, but up from a 7.0 rating in ’10 when the race was delayed due to a pothole on the track. From 7:15-10:30pm ET, the race was averaging a 7.8 rating, with ratings peaking from 10:00-10:15pm at a 9.2 rating. The race dropped to a 7.3 rating from 10:30-12:00am, during which the race was under a red flag due to a fuel spill resulting from driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer. The 12:00-1:00am hour finished also finished at a 7.3 rating. Th ...

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