NASCAR & Auto Racing

TV ratings down for last week's NASCAR races at Charlotte

ABC's coverage of last Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway received a 3.8 final rating, down 10 percent from last season, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Last year's race received a 4.2 final rating.

ABC's coverage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is up from last year, averaging a 3.9 rating through five races. Last year's five-race average was 3.8.

ESPN2's coverage of the rain-plagued Nationwide Series event at Lowe's earned a final national rating of 1.1, down from a 1.3 from a year ago.