LAS VEGAS - Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the highest-rated sports program of the weekend, according to overnight ratings provided by FOX Sports.
Sunday's race garnered a 6.1 rating and a 13 share, which represented a 49 percent increase over the 2000 event at LVMS. Each rating point represents approximately two million people. The rating was higher than any NASCAR event in the 2000 season with the exception of the Daytona 500. The overnight rating represents ratings from the top 49 media markets in the country. The national rating will be available later in the week.
Sunday's rating was the highest ever for an event at LVMS. The previous high rating was a 6.0 for the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup event.
Locally, the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 posted a 10.1 rating and a 21 share. The race hit its highest point at 1:45 p.m. (Pacific Time) when the rating reached 11.7. KVVU's pre-race show, Fast Track, had a 3.41 average rating.