Despite Ratings, Was ARCA's Saturday Circus Worth It?

In the wake of the messiness that characterized the first good bit of Saturday's race, Yahoo's From The Marbles blog wonders whether the on-track antics might have turned off folks tuning in for a glimpse of Ms. Patrick:

If you were a racing fan tuning to an ARCA race for the first time, were you disheartened by ridiculousness of the first 30 laps? I've come to expect that ARCA drivers and restrictor plates are, sadly, a potentially deadly combination, and Saturday did nothing to help dissuade me from expecting carnage when they venture to Talladega in April.
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