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Food City 250 Sets Standard

  • Aug 29, 2003

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2003) - The Food City 250, held last Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and televised by TNT, was the highest-rated NASCAR Busch Series race in Bristol’s history.

The race had an average of 1,707,000 households tuned in, a 5% increase from 2002, when the race also was on TNT. An average of 2,490,000 viewers watched the race.

Last Saturday night at Bristol, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series’ Sharpie 500, on TNT, was the most-watched program of the week on cable television, with an average of 5,958,000 viewers.

(Figures compiled by Nielsen Media Research.)

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