Daytona 500 TV Ratings: February 2022 (NASCAR)

NASCAR tv viewership for the Daytona 500; Every race so far in 2022

On Sunday, NASCAR opened their 2022 regular season in Daytona Beach, Florida. They dropped the green flag on the famed Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Rookie driver Austin Cindric found himself in the front of the field in the closing laps. Off the final corner he threw a block on Ryan Blaney then Bubba Wallace to grab his first career Daytona 500 win.

Sunday’s race saw an average of 8,868,000 million viewers. That’s up from the last several years.

The race was the most watched Daytona 500 since 2019 which had 9,184,000 viewers. The race peaked at 10,570,000 million viewers between 6:30-6:45.

It was also the second most-streamed event in FOX Sports history. 77,107 was the average minute audience.

Top 5 Markets

Greensboro, NC:

Tampa, FL

Greenville, SC

Indianapolis, IN


Orlando, FL

Related: Daytona 500 results from February 20, 2022 (NASCAR Cup Series)

2022 Season

Date | Track | Viewers | TV Rating

January 20, 2022
Daytona International Speedway

Viewers: 8.868 million
Rating: 1.948

February 6, 2022
LA Coliseum

Viewers: 4.283 million
Rating: 2.32

Related: NASCAR TV Ratings (2021)

Related: NASCAR tv ratings (2020)

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