Ratings For Martinsville NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race Up 5-Percent From 2018

MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – OCTOBER 27: Martin Truex Jr, driver of the #19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2019 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Although there weren’t any real lead changes under green flag conditions — except Martin Truex Jr. muscling around Kyle Larson who was on older tires on the final lap of Stage 2, Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway produced a five-percent increase in viewers from 2018’s edition of the race.


The race scored a 1.4 rating and had a total of 2.3-million viewers, which was up from 2.2-million viewers a year ago.

This comes on the heals of a 20-percent increase in viewership for the Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway the weekend before.