The new NASCAR season is barely a pit stop away. Before we resume the high-octane excitement, here are some stats for you to peruse. These are the commercial statistics for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, showing which network had the most ads, the least ads, and other stats you may find interesting. These were culminated from my Commercial Breakdown Reports for the 2015 season (you can browse through them individually at either this site, or under Jayski’s TV/Media page ).

One thing that has remained consistent in the years CawsnJaws.com has provided these stats: the discomfort many NASCAR fans feel for the quantity and placement of commercials during races. How will the new season compare? Stay tuned!

NASCAR Sprint Cup 2015 Season Commercial Statistics

Total number of traditional commercials (not side-by-side) per network:

Fox/FS1 (19 races): 2119
NBC (20 races): 2418

Total for both networks: 4537

Total number of minutes of race broadcast to minutes of traditional commercial times per network:

Fox/FS1 (19 races): race = 52 hours 04 min. // commercial = 15 hours 12 min.) total: 67 hours 16 min
NBC (20 races): race = 56 hours 05 min. // commercial = 14 hours 38 min.) total: 70 hours 43 min.

Total for both networks: race = 108 hours 09 min. // commercial = 29 hours 50 min.

Read more How many commercials did you watch during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season? How many will you watch this year? ...

JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 edition

Date: 11-22-15

Racetrack: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Pole Sitter: Denny Hamlin

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kyle Busch: Kyle won the race and the Championship and probably earned the biggest Heart-Racer of the year. He could not have timed having the best car for the right race any better. It is the first Championship for the No. 18 car since Bobby Labonte won the title in the car in 2000.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle may have won the race without that last caution when he was catching the leader. Instead he did finish the race in the top-five after a strong showing.
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad got a top-five finish in his final race of the year. He ran well like a few others this year but due to a bad Chase round was eliminated from the Title shot. He did lead a bunch of laps in the loss.
  • Matt Kenseth: Matt got a top-ten finish after returning from his two-race ban. He finished the year well after being dumped by Joey Logano out of the Chase.
  • Kurt Busch: Kurt finished in the top-ten for a strong final finish of this year. He finished strong all year despite being eliminated in the Chase.
  • Austin Dillon: Austin had another decent finish as he tries to build on his Cup career. He will go in to next season looking for a win in the No. 3 car.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Ford Ecoboost 400 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 4:18 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 7:53 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBC was the broadcast team for this event.

Please note that in addition to the commercials and promos listed below there is always a sponsor’s logo that changes throughout the race near the race ticker.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

This was the last race of the 2015 season. Please look for my end-of-season report coming soon.

Of special note for CawsnJaws.com, the 2016 Sprint Cup season will mark the ten year anniversary of these commercial breakdowns. It is my pleasure to provide these statistics, and I will continue to do so for as long as it remains that way. Thanks, racing fans, for stopping by.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Ford Ecoboost 400

Total number of commercials: 123

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 96
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 27
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 23
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 104

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 19 (companies: Ford; Ford F150; Coca-Cola; Mobil 1; GoodYear; Geico; Progressive; Sprint.com/save50percent #MoveForward ; GE; Bank of America; Jardiance; Harvoni; NHL on NBC; ‘Superstore’ on NBC; ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on NBCSN; NBCSN ‘Hot Pass’ ; NASCAR.com/RaceBuddy ; NASCAR.com/trial ; NASCAR.com/Vegas ; NASCAR.com/Champ)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 23 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

Ford ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jeff Gordon – 4 Time SC Champ’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback ‘In-Car Camera’
Western Union ‘In-Car Camera’
Axalta ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – Avg. Finish’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Avg. Finish’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship 4’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Denny Hamlin – This Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Champ 4 As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Comp. Caution at or about Lap 30’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Secs. Ahead of 2nd’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Competition Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBCHMS Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCRPM/MPH/Behind Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run’
Mobil 1 ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Window’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Denny Hamlin – Last 40 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Laps Since Pit’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Fast Lap Speed’
Sunoco ‘Fuel’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Lap Times’
Sprint ‘Kyle Busch – Best Pts. Finish’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Non Stop’
Mobil 1 ‘Performance Factors’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tires Taken on Last Lap’
Sprint ‘JGR – 3 NSCS Championships’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – Avg. Running Position to Today 2.2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Debris Frontstretch’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 4:18 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:53 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 215
Minutes of race broadcast: 171
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 44
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 edition

Date: 11-15-15

Racetrack: Jeff Gordon Raceway

Pole Sitter: Jimmie Johnson

HEARTRACERS:

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Dale won the race when doing that is his only goal outside the Chase. Mission accomplished even if he isn’t going to get the title.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin was the highest driver to advance in the Chase without a win this round. He also tied the modern-era record for the most second-place finishes.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle made the Chase easily by finishing strong each week. He got another top-ten this week.
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin made the Chase by five points by staying close to Carl Edwards. He finished in the top-twenty.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny had a good finish for a non-Top Eight driver this week. He finished in the top-ten with a solid run.
  • Danica Patrick: Danica lost 25 points after a bad Martinsville race and she has fired back with two top-twenty finishes. She is trying to improve her overall performance over last year before the end of this year.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 5:22 PM, stopped for a rain delay at 5:47 PM; restarted recording times at 9:00 PM, and stopped when the race was called at 11:41 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN was the broadcast team for this event.

Please note that in addition to the commercials and promos listed below there is always a sponsor’s logo that changes throughout the race near the race ticker.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500

Total number of commercials: 104

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56

Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 0

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 57

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 22 (companies: Quicken Loans; McDonald’s; Pepsi Team 24 #24ever; Coca-Cola; GoodYear; Chevy; Toyota; Nationwide; Sprint.com/HalfPrice #MoveForward; Bank of America; GE; Harvoni; NBC EEit’; ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ on NBC; NBCSports/liveextra; Miss Sprint Cup on FaceBook and Twitter; NBCSN Quicken Loans Perfect Grid Challenge ; NASCAR.com/trial; NASCAR.com/newsletter; NASCAR.com/Vegas; upcoming SC race; upcoming Xfinity race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 50 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Finished 4th at MS, 5th at TMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Finished 6th at MS, 8th at TMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Finished 37th at MS, 40th at TMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 9th Season With 5 or More Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – This Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Going Out on Top’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Program Alert’
Quicken Loans ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
Quicken Loans ‘In-Car Camera’
Jardiance ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘On Board’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Best at ‘New’ PIR
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Competition Caution Lap 40’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points as They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Competition Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNPIR Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Secs. Ahead of 2nd’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Avg. Finish’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
Sprint ‘On the Move Since Lap 10’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Led’
Quicken Loans ‘Lap Leaders’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH/RPM/Behind’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
McDonald’s ‘Who Are You Lovin’
Sprint ’142 Green Flag Laps Tonight – Longest Stretch this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Led 141 of 191 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Red Flag Clock’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – 5 Points Behind 4th’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 5:22 PM
Stop time for rain delay: 5:47 PM
Restart time to record race/commercial periods: 9:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:41 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 186
Minutes of race broadcast: 139
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 47
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 0

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

Read more Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2015 Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 (rain delayed/rain shortened) ...

JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 AAA Texas 500 edition

Date: 11-8-15

Racetrack: Texas Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Brad Keselowski

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie got the win after having been eliminated from the Chase already. He is going for wins the rest of this year. He is accomplishing that.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin is close to locking up a shot at back-to-back Sprint Cup Titles by being well above the cut line. If he gets another top-five finish like he did this week he will likely advance.
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin continues to hold onto a top-four spot going into the Championship as a single-car team. He got a top-ten finish. If he won the title it would be a shocking upset by an underdog.
  • Erik Jones: Erik got a top-fifteen finish for Matt Kenseth as his fill-in driver. He wants to move up in NASCAR so he is taking advantage of a good Cup team for two weeks. He is one of the top Gibbs prospects. He is also close to winning the Camping World Truck Championship after beating back-to-back Champion Matt Crafton.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Dale was the top finishing non-Chase driver in the field this week in a familiar sixth place. That spot has held the top non-Chase driver many times since it began. He had another solid run this week as a driver eliminated in a Chase round. He will be a part of a group of drivers fifth through sixteenth in points when the season ends. The points he earns will affect where he is in that group.
  • Brian Scott: Brian got a top-fifteen finish as one of Childress’s developmental drivers. He has been good in the No. 33 cup team. He is looking for good finishes while driving in the Xfinity Series to get a Sprint Cup ride.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 AAA Texas 500 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:00 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBC was the broadcast team for this event.

Please note that in addition to the commercials and promos listed below there is always a sponsor’s logo that changes throughout the race near the race ticker.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 AAA Texas 500

Total number of commercials: 147

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 121
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 61
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 23
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 106

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 27 (companies: Nexium 24 HR; @JeffGordonWeb #ShetlandPonies ; Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; Chevy; WinYourChevy.com ; Ford; Toyota; Geico; Progressive; Sprint.com/HalfPrice #MoveForward; GE; Bank of America; WPXI; Miss Sprint Cup on FaceBook and Twitter; NBCSports/liveextra ; College Football on NBC Sports; NBCSN Quicken Loans Perfect Grid Challenge ; ‘Chicago MED’ on NBC; ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Vicotry Lap’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/RaceBuddy; NASCAR.com/newsletter; NASCAR.com/mobile; upcoming SC Race; upcoming Xfinity Race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 25 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on NBC ‘The Chase Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘In the Chase’
Nexium ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio’
Smithfield ‘In-Car Camera’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
GoodYear ‘In-Car Camera’
AAA ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback Steakhouse ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
GE ‘Track Facts’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Points As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Joey Logano – Currently 8th in Points’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘New Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCTMS Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Fast Lap Speed’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tire Problems’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 50 of 63 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Behind Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 72 Career SC Races’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Lap/Leader’s Last Lap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tire Issues Today’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jeff Gordon – Last 3 Finishes’
Sprint ‘Top Speed’
NASCAR on NBCMPH/RPM/Behind’
Sprint ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship Standings As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Debris on the Backstretch’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
Toyota Camry ‘On Track’
Cheez-It ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on NBC ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Set of Tires Remaining’
Mobil 1 ‘Performance Factors’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 210 of 223 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 222 of 235 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – 17 Top 3 Finishes This Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – 9th Chase Appearance’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – 4 Wins in Previous 5 Races’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Laps Since Pit’
Sprint ’289 Laps Led (Track Record)’
NASCAR on NBC ‘9th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 240
Minutes of race broadcast: 187
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 53
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

Read more Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2015 AAA Texas 500 ...

JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 edition

Date: 11-1-15

Racetrack: Martinsville Speedway

Pole Sitter: Joey Logano

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie got second place in the race. Normally the winner of the race is the top HeartRacer but Jeff Gordon won in the Special Section. Jamie was the top HeartRacer of the other drivers. He got his best finish of the year and nearly won.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny stayed out on old tires on one of the last cautions. He stayed in third place near the end of the race and held the position because of the pit gamble.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle was the second-best Chase driver in the race in fifth place. He missed all of the wrecks and put himself in a position to possibly advance to Homestead.
  • Tony Stewart: Tony got a top-ten finish after a tough year driving for his team. He wants to contend but hasn’t been able to a lot this year. He had a good solid run today.
  • Landon Cassill: Landon really impresses me this year with his start up team and what they do to the big teams. They are following the 78 car’s path with the odds against them. Landon was 21st this week on the lead lap.
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin is taking what Landon Cassill has done to the next level with a single car team. He finished in the top-ten and third among the Chase drivers. That is good enough to advance to the finale.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 1:02 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:23 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN was the broadcast team for this event.

Please note that in addition to the commercials and promos listed below there is always a sponsor’s logo that changes throughout the race near the race ticker.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

Total number of commercials: 131

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 66

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 106
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 60
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 25
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 5

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 99

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 25 (companies: Castrol GTX Magnatec EC; McDonald’s; Outback Restaurant (Mention ‘Harvick is Our Champion’ to your server); Toyota; Ford; Chevy; Geico; Progressive; Sprint.com/HalfPrice #MoveForward ; Miss Sprint Cup on FaceBook and Twitter; Bank of America; AARP; GE; ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on NBCSN; NHL on NBCSN; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NBSSports.com/liveextra ; NBCSN Quicken Loans Perfect Grid Challenge ; ‘NASCAR America’ and ‘Victory Lane’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/mobile; NASCAR.com/newsletter; NASCAR.com/Vegas ; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Sprint Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 55 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on NBCSN ‘On Board’
Castrol GTX Magnatec ‘Starting Grid’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback ‘In-Car Camera’
GoodYear ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
AARP ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – NSCS Short Track Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – 8 Career MS Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Avg. Finish at MS’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – 3 Straight Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
AARP ‘Jeff Gordon – Milestones at MS’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Drivers that Have Won 4 Straight Wins in a Single Season Since 1976’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Competition Caution on Lap 50’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points As They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘A.J. Allmendinger – 1 Career NSCS Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – 3 Straight Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Advanced’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – Avg. Finish at MS’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Competition Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
TireRack.com ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Avg. Finish at MS’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Scan All 43’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Spotter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘5th Caution’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Warning Logano for Restart Speed’
McDonald’s ‘Who Are You Lovin’
Hardee’s ‘Through the Field’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’5 of 8 Chase Drivers Have Led Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘10th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
Sprint ‘Chase Drivers With Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 67 of 329 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Beh. Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – Last 40 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘12th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Only Driver to Finish in Top 10 in Each Chase Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – 11 2nd Place Finishes this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – 2 Top 5 Finishes in Last 4 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘13th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘14th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘15th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Red Flag’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – 39 Races Since Last SC Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘16th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘A.J. Allmendinger – 46 Races Since Last SC Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – 4 Time SC Champion’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Most Wins at MS All Time’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals at the Line’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:02 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:23 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 261
Minutes of race broadcast: 217
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 44
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2015 Camping World.com 500 edition

Date: 10-25-15

Racetrack: Talladega Superspeedway

Pole Sitter: Jeff Gordon

HEARTRACERS:

  • Joey Logano: Joey won the last three races in a row to prove he could be Champion. He won this race again with a little luck by a late wreck.
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad made the Chase-eight with a top-five finish like Carl Edwards. He got both Penske cars a shot at the title.
  • Carl Edwards: Carl made the Chase-eight with a top-five finish. He has been strong for Gibbs this year.
  • Paul Menard: Paul finished the highest of the non-Chasers in the field. He finished in sixth place with a good restrictor plate finish.
  • Michael Waltrip: Michael got a top-fifteen in a one off-ride for a low-funded team. He missed all of the wrecks for a good finish.
  • Martin Truex Jr. Martin continues to help out his single car team with Chase advances. He has made the top eight with a seventh place finish.

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