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NASCAR Television Ratings Hold Serve in Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 28: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Mountain Dew/Little Caesar’s Chevrolet, leads the field during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Man, Talladega was an insanely entertaining race. There were close battles on track all race long. There was a surprise winner of Stage 1 (Ty Dillon). There were wild crashes, and in the end the sport’s most popular driver reigned supreme.

So, how did the television ratings do? Well, they didn’t decline from 2018. They didn’t increase either.

According to Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern, the overnight ratings for Talladega were the exact same as in 2018 with a 2.8.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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