Sunday’s NHRA on FOX television coverage from the DeWalt NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, which ran adjacent to FOX’s NFL singleheader, delivered 1,452,000 viewers, making it the most-viewed NHRA telecast on record.
The telecast peaked at 2,242,000 viewers during its first quarter-hour.
“FOX Sports is thrilled to be able to showcase the unique power and speed of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series races to some of our larger audiences,” said FOX Sports EVP, Head of Programming and Scheduling Bill Wanger.
"I’m proud of the NHRA on Fox production team who delivered a compelling broadcast to a record audience," said Vice President-Broadcasting Steve Reintjes. ”In the process, we have surely created some new fans of NHRA drag racing.”