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COLUMN: NASCAR off to a fast start, but ratings still sink

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR's race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems.

So what's the good news?

Well, NASCAR really couldn't have asked for a better start to its season.

Five drivers won the first five races. The lead changed in the waning laps each time.

Atlanta delays resurfacing of 20-year-old NASCAR track

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Motor Speedway has postponed its plan to resurface the 20-year-old racing surface after numerous complaints from NASCAR drivers.

The track announced Tuesday it will delay the project at least until after next year's NASCAR weekend.

Standings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

As of: Mar. 28
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Larson2436
2Chase Elliott2144
3Martin Truex Jr.2057
4Brad Keselowski1793
5Joey Logano1745
6Jamie McMurray16211
7Ryan Blaney1578
8Clint Bowyer14313
9Kevin Harvick1371
10Kyle Busch13624
11Ryan Newman12319
12Denny Hamlin12318