TV ratings from last Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway were down 14 percent from a year ago, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Sunday's Dickies 500 received a 3.7 rating on ABC, down from a 4.3 the race received last season on NBC. The race ranked No. 7 among the top 10 sports programs of the week, behind four NFL games and two college football games.
Last Saturday's Busch race at Texas received a 1.3 rating on ESPN2, down slightly from the 1.4 it received last season on TNT.
The Truck series race at Texas received a 0.6 rating on Speed, down from a 0.7 for the same race a year ago.
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Every race in the Chase for the Nextel Cup this season has been down in ratings from a year ago.