JUNE 1, 2002
TV ratings from motor racing's big weekend
The Indianapolis 500 suffered a drop of around 17% in viewership with the race getting only a 4.8 rating and a 15 share. Last year's race got a 5.8 rating.
The Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's big event of the weekend, came away the winner with a 5.1 rating. The only sports event to get a better rating than that last week were the NBA play-off games on Friday and Saturday between the Lakers and the Kings.