NASCAR & Auto Racing

NACAR's TV ratings continue slide

The TV broadcast for last Saturday night's Bank of America 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway received a 4.2 rating, down 11 percent from last season, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Last year's race received a 4.7 rating and was broadcast on NBC.

The race was the seventh-most-watched sporting event of the weekend, trailing four NFL games and two Major League Baseball playoff games.

The Busch race at Lowe's received a 1.3 rating on ESPN2, down from a 1.6 a year ago on TNT.