2021 Daytona 500 TV Ratings

Last Sunday’s NASCAR Daytona 500 averaged a 2.8 rating and 4.83 million viewers on FOX, easily the lowest in the history of the race. Ratings fell 36% and viewership 34% from the previous low set last year, when most of the race was run on a Monday afternoon (4.4, 7.33M).

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Daytona Road Course

For the first time in a NASCAR Cup Series season (1949-2021) the schedule calls for the series to visit seven different road course tracks – Daytona International Speedway Road Course, Circuit of The Americas (COTA), Watkins Glen International, Sonoma Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course (ROVAL) and Road America. The previous most the NASCAR Cup Series competed on in one season was four back in 1964 and 1957.

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Michael McDowell Aiming For Yet Another Place in History at DAYTONA Road Course

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2021) – Michael McDowell made history this past Sunday when he stunned the motorsports world by winning the 63rd edition of the DAYTONA 500 for his first career triumph. Now, he has yet another opportunity to make history, joining an elite group that features two NASCAR Hall of Famers and a future one. All he needs is a win in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at the DAYTONA Road Course.

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Joey Logano Warms to Dirt after Maiden Modified Voyage at Volusia

Joey Logano arrived in Florida last weekend, but it wasn’t to prepare for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford’s focus was looking months ahead—to the inaugural Cup race on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano had never raced on dirt and never really had any desire to do so.

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Interesting Tidbits for Tuesday’s Historical Busch Clash At DAYTONA Road Course

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Tuesday night’s 43rd Annual Busch Clash At DAYTONA will mark the first time that the iconic event will be held on the iconic DAYTONA Road course under the lights, and will continue a long history of incredible moments.

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HighPoint.com Daytona 500 Advance for Chase Briscoe

HighPoint was founded in 1996 on three principles – honesty, integrity and trust. These bedrock convictions have made HighPoint a leading IT infrastructure and solutions company, and it has built upon this foundation by putting into practice 33 fundamentals known as The HighPoint Way. HighPoint Fundamental No. 27, Embrace Change, is particularly apt for Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 14 HighPoint.com Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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William Byron – 2nd Consecutive Win at Daytona?

2020 REARVIEW: With a third full year of NASCAR Cup Series competition under his belt, William Byron is ready to keep the momentum going when the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. Byron opened 2020 by adding to his already impressive résumé with a win in the Duel qualifying race at Daytona last February. He followed that with his first points-paying Cup Series win during the August race on the 2.5-mile oval.

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Chase Elliott – Defending Champion Looks to Repeat

DEFENDING CHAMP: Last year proved to be one for the record book for Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team. In 2020, the emerging star won a personal best five races, including the season finale at Phoenix Raceway where he out-dueled three of the best drivers in stock-car racing to become the third-youngest champion in NASCAR Cup Series history. Elliott also scored career highs in top-five finishes (15), top-10s (22) and laps led (1,247). In addition, his banner season included a thrilling victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race…

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FOX NASCAR Booth Featuring Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer Ready for Daytona Debut

Jamie Little Makes Historic First Laps as ARCA RACING SERIES Play-By-Play Announcer Three-Time NASCAR CUP SERIES Champion, Hall-of-Famer Tony Stewart Joins Adam Alexander and Bowyer in NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Booth CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Starting the engines on its 21st season of NASCAR coverage and its 18th as home to The Great American Race, FOX Sports sets its Daytona Speedweeks talent assignments.

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Track Talk – Steve Letarte Serving as Consultant for Spire Motorsports

Steve Letarte of Cornish, ME relishes his role as a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports but he has also found a way to remain “relevant” on the competition side.

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