The national ratings were down from the July 26 Indy Racing League race in Edmonton, which earned a .24 rating (279,000 TV households), according to Nielsen. Indianapolis market viewership of the Kentucky race was up a bit compared to the Edmonton race. The Indianapolis rating for the Edmonton race was .73 (8,000 TV households).
At Kentucky, Ryan Briscoe edged past Ed Carpenter for one of the closest finishes all year. The finish came after several laps of side-by-side racing.
The IRL's next race is Sunday at Mid-Ohio, a road course. The green flag on the Versus broadcast drops at 1 p.m.
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