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Is NASCAR the number one spectator sport?

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With over 75 million fans, NASCAR is the leading spectator sport in the United States. In fact, 17 out of the top 25 spectator sports are NASCAR events.

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Is NASCAR the number one spectator sport?
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In the United States, nearly one out of every three adults is a NASCAR fan. The largest NASCAR arena holds 190,000 spectators while the largest NFL stadiums feature a maximum occupancy of 60,000 to 80,000. In terms of television viewers, NASCAR falls just behind the NFL as the most-watched televised sporting event. With an estimated $3 billion per year in sponsorships, two times more than the NFL, NASCAR is also the most financially lucrative spectator sport in the United States.

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