Nascar’s Chicago Street Race hits six-year ratings high on NBC

Average of 4.63m viewers tune in as US stock car series scores biggest audience on network since 2017

The inaugural Chicago Street Race saw Nascar achieve a six-year ratings high on Comcast-owned commercial network NBC.

Confirmed:

  • Average of 4.63 million viewers represents Nascar's largest audience on NBC since Homestead-Miami in 2017
  • Streaming audience of 164,000 on Peacock and other NBC digital platforms also a record for Nascar
  • Combining the two audiences, the average of 4.8 million was the highest for an NBC race since the Brickyard 400 in 2017
  • Excluding the Daytona 500, the Chicago Street Race was the most-watched Nascar race since the Daytona road course in 2021

Context: The Chicago Street Race represented a certain level of risk for the stock car racing series, as it had never competed on a street course before. The level of interest has proven it a success with fans, especially as it more than doubled the audience achieved by Road America, which was held on the same weekend last season.

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Coming next: The Chicago Street Race has a three-year contract on the Nascar with the option of two extra years, but it would not be surprising to see this extension option seized upon shortly.

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