Record Ratings for Talladega on ABC

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ABC Sports' coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Diehard 500 from Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 26 received a 5.7 national rating according Nielsen Media Research, making it the highest rated ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

ABC Sports' coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Diehard 500 from Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 26 received a 5.7 national rating according Nielsen Media Research, making it the highest rated NASCAR event ever on ABC Sports.

The previous record was held by the 1997 California 500 presented by NAPA with 5.5 national rating. The 5.7 national rating was up 39 percent from the 1997 DieHard 500.

In addition, coverage of the DieHard 500 ranked at the second-highest NASCAR Winston Cup Series event of the year. The Daytona 500 on CBS Sports recorded 8.6 national rating. According to Nielsen Media Research, an estimated 5.6 million households viewed the DieHard 500.

Source: NASCAR Online

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