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AAA TEXAS 500 GARNERS HIGHEST TV RATING AMONG CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACES

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 12, 2015) – The AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, broadcast this past Sunday on NBC, earned the highest Nielsen Rating among the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races broadcast to date.

The AAA Texas 500, the eighth race in the 10-event championship play-off style format and middle race of the Eliminator 8 Round, pulled a 2.7 rating and 4.551 million average viewers to rank as the most-watched Chase race to date. The rating and viewership topped the GEICO 500 Chase race at Talladega Superspeedway on Oc. 25 that drew a 2.6 rating and 4.2 million cable viewers on NBC Sports Network.

The AAA Texas 500 showed a nine percent increase in U.S. households and 10 percent increase in average viewers than the previous Chase race broadcast on NBC, the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18.

The viewership peaked in the final full quarter hour (4:45-5 p.m. CT) with a 3.95 U.S. Household Rating and 6.615 million viewers as Jimmie Johnson registered his fourth consecutive AAA Texas 500 win and completed a Sprint Cup season sweep at Texas Motor Speedway.

Two Chase races remain and will be broadcast on NBC, beginning with Sunday’s Eliminator 8 Round finale at Phoenix International Raceway and then the Sunday, Nov. 22 championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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