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Indy 500 Draws Best Overnight Since '11, While Coca-Cola 600 Down From Recent Years

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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...

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03/14/97
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