NASCAR audience continues downward spiral

Since Brian France took over NASCAR from his father it's been all downhill
Since Brian France took over NASCAR from his father it's been all downhill

The ’17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series averaged 4.07 million viewers across Fox Sports and NBC Sports, down 9% from 4.47 million viewers last season, and down 15% from two years ago, when the top level averaged 4.81 million viewers.

Sunday’s race from Homestead-Miami Speedway also may be the least-viewed Cup finale from South Florida on record. NBC averaged 4.66 million viewers for the race, which saw Martin Truex Jr. take home his first Cup title and Dale Earnhardt Jr. run his last Cup race.

That is down 21% from 5.923 million viewers last year, when the final ran 30 minutes later into primetime. Austin Karp/SBD

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