Fox Sports says 8.8 million viewer watched Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, the best performance for the race since 2019.

It was the second-most-streamed NASCAR event in Fox Sports history.


Sunday‘s #Daytona500 on @FOXTV delivered the event‘s highest viewership since 2019, peaking at more than 10,000,000 viewers.

Top 5 Markets:
Greensboro: 10.5/28
Tampa: 9.1/26
Greenville: 9.1/23
Indianapolis: 9.0/25
Orlando: 8.5/27

— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) February 23, 2022

The Daytona 500 appears to be the most-viewed single sport telecast of the weekend, beating out @Olympics and @NBA All-Star.

➖ NASCAR notes that in 2019, the race did not go up against Olympics and that 2022 share, a slightly different metric than rating, was up 24% from 2019.

— Adam Stern (@A_S12) February 23, 2022

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