FILE PHOTO: May 17, 2020, Darlington, SC, USA; Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning celebrates after winning the Real Heroes 400. Mandatory Cred it: Brynn Anderson /Pool Photo through USA TODAY Network
(Reuters) – There has been no one at the grandstands viewing at Darlington Raceway but countless listened to their televisions Sunday to observe that the first dwell NASCAR race because the publication coronavirus outbreak shuttered North American sports 2 weeks ago.
FOX Sport stated on Monday the Real Heroes 400 obtained by Kevin Harvick hauled in 6. 32 million viewers, which makes it the most watched non-Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race as Atlanta on March 5 2017.
As American sports surfaced by a COVID-19 pandemic triggered hiatus on Sunday, there was concern over how game silenced fans would devour events being performed before soulless empty grandstands.
The ratings, for NASCAR at least, delivered a promising beginning to a busy racing schedule which may feature 20 races spread throughout seven Southern countries run over a 36 daily interval.
NASCAR will probably be back Darlington Raceway, the legendary South Carolina oval called the “Track Too Tough to Tame” on Tuesday to an Xfinity Series race whereas Harvick will attempt to make 2 wins in a row Wednesday when the super speedway hosts its second Cup race in four times.
Reporting by Steve Keating at Toronto. Editing by Pritha Sarkar