TALLADEGA, Ala. - ABC's coverage of the Sprint Cup race at Kansas last Sunday earned a final national TV rating of 3.5, up from the 3.1 for last year's rain-delayed event, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The telecast averaged 5,691,928 viewers, an increase of 19 percent from last year.
ESPN2' coverage of the Nationwide Series event at Kansas earned a 1.3 final rating, the same as last year.
In the season' first two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the ratings results have been mixed.
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The Chase opener, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, garnered a 3.8 rating, up from a 3.3 a year ago. The Dover race received a 3.3 rating, down from a 3.5 in 2007.