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Viewership for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Race at Las Vegas up Nearly 9% From 2019’s Second Race

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 23: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series Penzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 23, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

What a race we saw this past weekend. And turns out, the frantic action on the track resulted in higher television ratings than the second race of the NASCAR Cup Series season in 2019.

The viewership numbers are in from Sunday’s NASCAR Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the number of folks who tuned in for the race trended up by almost nine-percent from last season’s second race of the season, which was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, logged 5.5-million viewers and scored a 3.24 rating.

Last season’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta, recorded 5.067-million viewers and scored a 3.1 rating.

These figures come from

This equates to a nearly nine-percent rise in viewership from 2019’s second NASCAR Cup Series race of the year.

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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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