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NBC Sees Lowest Rating For NASCAR Cup Finale Since '13, Down 16% From Last Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

NBC yesterday afternoon drew a 2.7 overnight rating for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. take home his first Cup title. The race also was the Cup Series finale for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The 2.7 is the lowest figure for a Cup finale si...

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