NEW YORK -- The Daytona 500's television ratings declined as the rain-shortened race missed out on the final laps that typically draw the most viewers.
Sunday's event on Fox drew a preliminary national rating of 9.2 and a 19 share, the network said Tuesday. The last rain-shortened Daytona 500 earned a 9.8/21 in 2003.
Last year's full race drew a 10.2/20.
The rating is the percentage of all homes with televisions watching a program. The share is the percentage tuned in among households with the TV on at the time.
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