JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 edition

Date: 11-20-16

Racetrack: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kevin Harvick

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie won his seventh championship tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for first place. He proved how good a driver he really is by winning the race.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle almost won a race for the fifth time now only to come up empty. His one win does feel good but he feels like he could have five. Almost beating Jimmie Johnson considering the circumstances was a great showing for him.
  • Brian Scott: Brian got a top-fifteen finish. I put his decent run on here after learning this could be his final NASCAR race. He was reported to have a health problem that could end his career. He did well in what could be his last race.
  • Michael McDowell: Michael drove that No. 5 car up into the front part of the field again. His team is poorly-funded so it was another great effort.
  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie got a top-five in a champion deciding race. He beat other Chasers and drivers in a good run. Even though he wasn’t a Chaser he was driving like one.
  • AJ Allmendinger: AJ finished the year strong. He got a nice top-ten finish to lead into next year.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Can-Am 500 edition

Date: 11-13-20

Racetrack: Phoenix International Raceway

Pole Sitter: Alex Bowman

HEARTRACERS:

  • Joey Logano: Joey won the race and advanced to the Final Four. He will feel so good after what happened to him in the last Chase.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle got enough points to advance to the Final Four. He was the only driver without a win this round to advance. He could repeat his championship.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle is finishing the season strong for Ganassi and Target. Target is leaving Ganassi’s Indycar team and may be only sponsoring Kyle Larson next year.
  • Alex Bowman: Alex might have won from pole if he hadn’t been hit by Kyle Busch. That contact also eliminated Kyle’s teammate Matt Kenseth from the Chase. Alex was very close with his good run.
  • Ryan Blaney: Ryan may not be able to catch Chase Elliott for Rookie of the Year but he can still get a top-ten finish ahead of Chase.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase is still a top-ten car again. With his most recent top-ten this week he is all but certain to be Rookie of the Year.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 AAA Texas 500 edition

Date: 11-6-16

Racetrack: Texas Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Austin Dillon

HEARTRACERS:

  • Carl Edwards: Carl needed a win to advance in the Chase. He won today amidst a little controversy to advance. NASCAR had to explain on Monday why they called the race so early. Some people felt like the race could have continued if they tried to dry the track.
  • Joey Logano: Joey got second place in the race. He is still near the cut line even with two good finishes. He will have to battle to stay in next week with two spots open.
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin was in the top-five letting everybody know that he is Championship material despite being eliminated.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase was also in the top-five letting everybody know that this is just his rookie season. For a warning to future competition: he has done much better than Jeff Gordon did in his rookie season.
  • Kasey Kahne: Kasey got a top-ten to try and make a solid case to stay at Hendrick. All of the first part of the year Kasey didn’t look good and missed the Chase with no win. He has no lifetime contract with Hendrick. All of these good finishes lately are in a sense him driving for his job. As far as the Hendrick drivers go he has been quite a disappointment that has gotten worse.
  • Ryan Newman: Ryan has been running well in the Chase races too to potentially retain a Childress job. He got tenth place.

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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 3:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 7:03 PM (all times are DST). 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 Sprint Cup race of the 2016 season. Please look for my annual wrap-up of the sponsors and their commercials for the 2016 season in the near future.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400

Total number of commercials: 132

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 106
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 47
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): 125

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 24 (companies: Ford; Ford Performance; Smithfield Foods; Smithfield Foods Whole Hog Challenge ; Subway; Coca-Cola; @CocaColaRacing #CheersTony ; 5 Hour Energy drink; Sunoco; PennZoil Synthetics; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Sprint.com/network; Bank of America; Credit One Bank; Navy Federal Credit Union; GE; ‘This is Us’ on NBC; Sunday Night Football on NBC; ‘Football Night in America’; F1 on NBCSN; Daytona500.com #Daytona500 ; ‘NASCAR America Post-Race Show presented by Advanced Auto Parts on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; NBCSports.com/Live; #HotPass; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/ChasePromoNow ; WPXI; PALottery.com)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 45 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBC
Ford ‘Starting Grid’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio Communications’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tony Stewart – Career Stats’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Ford ‘On Board’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Subway ‘In-Car Camera’
Sunoco ‘In-Car Camera’
GE ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jimmie Johnson – 13th Chase Appearance’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Finished 8th or Better in Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – 2015 SC Champion’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – Top 3 Finishes in Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship 4’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship 4 as They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Grid/Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
Sprint ‘Carl Edwards – 2 Time NSCS Runner-Up’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jimmie Johnson – Started 40th Today’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Daniel Suarez Xfinity Champ’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Joey Logano – 17 NSCS Wins’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Larson – Last 40 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Elliott – 10 Career SC Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Larson – 1 SC Win’
NASCAR on NBCNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run 50 Laps (Longest Today)’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Best Running Chaser All But 10 Laps Today’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Pit Stop’
Sprint ‘Kyle Busch – Six Top 4 Finishes in 2016 Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Debris in Turn 1’
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCNASCAR Non Stop’
Carl’s Jr. ‘Through the Field’
Sprint ‘Joey Logano – ‘Top 3 Finishes in Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tony Stewart – 3 Time NSCS Champion’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Red Flag’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Involved in Crash on Lap 258’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jimmie Johnson – Career Stats’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:03 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 243
Minutes of race broadcast: 194
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 49
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1 Safety Vehicle Shown, But Not Debris

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

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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 2:29 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:57 PM (all times are DST). 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 2016 Can-Am 500

Total number of commercials: 116

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 93
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 46
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 23
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
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): 135

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26 (companies: Can-Am; Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy Drink; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; MBVans.com; Sunoco ‘Green Initiative’; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Sprint.com/network; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Navy Federal Credit Union; ‘Timeless’ on NBC; Sunday Night Football on NBC; ‘NASCAR Throwback 2011 at HMS’ on NBCSN #NASCARThrowback ; ‘NASCAR America presented by Advance Auto Parts’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/ChasePromoNow; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Sprint Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 5 min.

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

NASCAR on NBC
NASCAR on NBC ‘Matt Kenseth – Finished 4th at MS and 7th at TX’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kurt Busch – Finished 22nd at MS and 20th at TX’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Denny Hamlin – Finished 3rd at MS and 9th at TX’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – Finished 20th at MS and 6th at TX’
Nationwide ‘Starting Grid’
5 Hour Energy ‘On Board’
Toyota ‘On Board’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Ford ‘On Board’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
GE ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jimmie Johnson – Adv. to Championship 4 at HMS
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Adv. to Championship 4 at HMS
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – Finished 5th at MS and 5th at TX’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Joey Logano – Finished 9th at MS and 2nd at TX’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Pts. as They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Elliott – 10 Career SC Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Grid’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Alex Bowman – Laps Led this Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tony Stewart – Avg. Finish 14.1’
Sprint ‘Alex Bowman – 62 Laps Led Today (9 Laps Led in 1st 79 Starts)’
NASCAR on NBCHMS Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Penalty’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Advanced’
Ford ‘Drive to the Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Greg Biffle – Avg. Finish 16.6’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Joey Logano – Led 19 of 111 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jimmie Johnson – 2 Chase Race Wins’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Avg. Finish 13.1’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
Sprint ‘Joey Logano – Fastest Time on Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – Avg. Run Position Last 5 Wins at PIR
Toyota Camry ‘On Track’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Restarted’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
McDonald’s ‘All-Day Pit Strategy’
NASCAR on NBCNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘HMS – 10 Team Wins at PIR
NASCAR on NBCHMS Laps Led this Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chasers’ Pit Strategy’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCJGR Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Finishes Round of 8’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:29 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:57 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 208
Minutes of race broadcast: 167
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 41
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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 2016 Can-Am 500 ...

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 1:48 PM, stopped for a rain delay at 1:58 PM; restarted recording times at 7:13 PM, and stopped at another rain delay at 11:13 PM (all times are EDT). 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 2016 AAA Texas 500

Total number of commercials: 136

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 55

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 116
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 20
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBCSN 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: 25 (companies: AAA; Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; MBVans.com; Sunoco; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Sprint; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Navy Federal Credit Union; GE; AARP; NBC News ‘Decision Night in America’; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/ChasePromoNow ; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/RaceView; ‘NASCAR America’ presented by Advance Auto Parts on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming SC race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 15 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
TRD ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Sunoco ‘On Board’
Busch Beer ‘On Board’
Ford ‘On Board’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Finished 5th in ’15 Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 6 Wins (Most All Time)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – Finished 3rd at MVille Last Week’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – 2 Top 5 Finishes’
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Animation’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Caution Lap 28’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Tracker/Advanced/In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid/Pit In/Pit Out’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Pts. as They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Last 10 Lap Times (Secs.)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – 53 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Green Flag Run 33 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’9 Documented Tire Issues in Last Year’s Fall Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Tire Problems’
Sprint ‘Joey Logano – Two Top 3 Finishes in Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
Sprint ‘JGR – No Wins in 7 Chase Races this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSNJGR Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – This Weekend’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Season High 175 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 6 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Most Laps Led on 1.5 mi Tracks this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
GoodYear Eagle ‘Tires’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘Carl Edwards – 11 Career Wins on 1.5 mi Tracks (3 at TMS)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – 24 Races Since Last Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Team Members’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:48 PM
Stop time for rain delay: 1:58 PM
Restart time to record race/commercial periods: 7:13 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:13 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 250
Minutes of race broadcast: 193
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 57
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 9

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’
– 2016 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 edition

Date: 10-30-16

Racetrack: Martinsville Speedway

Pole Sitter: Martin Truex Jr.

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie won the race and advanced. He will be in the Championship race. [Going for seven.]
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad was in second place and put in one of the best drives by an eliminated driver so far in the Chase.
  • Jeff Gordon: Jeff may have been in his last race in cup and quietly was sixth. He proved he is Mr. Martinsville again.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny was in the top-ten in second place in the Chase so far. He just needs consistent runs now.
  • Matt Kenseth: Matt makes up two Gibbs cars currently advancing into the final four.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle makes up the other Gibbs driver. This could be a second consecutive Championship.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2016 Goody’s Fast Relief 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 1:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 4:39 PM (all times are EDT). 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 2016 Goody’s Fast Relief 500

Total number of commercials: 125

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 59

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 100
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 25
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 23
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): 153

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 33 (companies: NASCAR Heat Evolution; Smithfield Foods; McDonald’s; Hunt Bros. Pizza; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; 5 Hour Energy drink; Chevy; Chevy #IDriveFor ; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; Mercedes Benz Vans ; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Sprint.com/network; BankofAmerica/militarysupport ; Credit One Bank; Navy Federal Credit Union; Harvoni; Goody’s Pain Relief; State Water Heaters; Sunday Night Football on NBC; ‘Breeder’s Cup’; WeatherTap.com ; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/Mobile; Facebook.com/nascar ; ‘NASCAR/Seasons 2001’; ‘NASCAR America Post-Race Show’ presented by Advance Auto Parts on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming SC race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 5 min. 20 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – 4 Wins in Previous 6 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – Avg. Finish 7.5’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – 2 Wins in Last 4 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Tied for Most’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
State Water Heaters ‘In-Car Camera’
Hunt Bros. Pizza ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
Chevy ‘On Board’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – Avg. Finish 6.8’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – Last 10 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points as They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Debris High in Turn 4’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Booth’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Coming Up Next’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Drivers Speeding Penalties Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Booth Guest’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Fastest’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leaders’
Sprint ‘JGR Won 4 of 5 Races on Short Tracks this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSNJGR Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Only 51 Laps Led in First 21 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Voice of Spotter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Penalties’
Toyota Camry ‘On Track Car’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Drivers at MS’
Sprint ‘Jeff Gordon – 9 Career Wins at MS’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jeff Gordon – SC Career’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Animation’
Sprint ‘Matt Kenseth – 6 Career Short Track Wins (None at MS)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Current Green Flag Stretch 111 Laps (Longest Today)’
McDonald’s ‘All-Day Pit Strategy’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Since Pit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Window’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
GoodYear ‘Tires’
Sunoco ‘Fuel’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Started 9th’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:39 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 219
Minutes of race broadcast: 176
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 43
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 12

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’
– 2016 Hellmann’s 500 edition

Date: 10-23-16

Racetrack: Talladega Superspeedway

Pole Sitter: Martin Truex Jr.

HEARTRACERS:

  • Joey Logano: Joey led 45 laps and was unpassable at the end of the race. He moved on in the Chase when he needed to. He was on the border line.
  • Brian Scott: Brian got his best run of the year in second place. He helped out his own cause for staying in that team next year.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny won a tie break with Austin Dillon to move on in the Chase. He finished in third place for a lucky advance.
  • Kurt Busch: Kurt advanced to the third round of the Chase with his consistency. He ran a safe race.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle got one of the best finishes for an eliminated Chase driver yet again. He was in the top-ten proving he just had a bad race when he got eliminated.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin had a chance as a Chase winner to go for the win. He could finish anywhere and advance. He was much further back in the race than I thought he would be. He still got a solid finish

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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 5:34 PM (all times are EDT). 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 2016 Hellmann’s 500

Total number of commercials: 122

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 96
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 54
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
Number of times NBCSN 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): 136

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 28 (companies: Hellmann’s; Smithfield Foods; Mountain Dew; Mountain Dew ‘Take it Outside’ ; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Chevy; Chevy #IDriveFor ; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; TireRack.com; PennZoil Synthetics; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Sprint.com; Bank of America; Credit One Bank; Navy Federal Credit Union; GE; Harvoni; TrueTimber.com ; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NHL on NBCSN; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR on SnapChat; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Mobile; ‘NASCAR America’ presented by Advanced Auto Parts on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; upcoming SC race)

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

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kurt Busch – Finished 8th at CMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Started on Pole & Finished 5th’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Austin Dillon – Finished 32nd at CMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Finished 13th at CMS
GE ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 6 Career Wins at Talladega (Most All-Time)’
Mountain Dew ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘On Board’
Toyota ‘On Board’
Ford ‘On Board’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Track Description’
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Donnie Allison – 2 Time Talladega Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Advanced’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – 4 Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
Sprint ‘Brad Keselowski – 3 Wins in Last 8 Restrictor Plate Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Avg. Running Position for Rest. Plate Winners Last 6 Races’
TireRack ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘New Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – Avg. Finish at Talladega 18.4’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – 2 Restrictor Plate Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
GoodYear ‘Tires’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Booth’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Coming Up Next’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Engine Failure Lap 42’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Booth’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Booth Guest’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Animation’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Greg Biffle – 124 Races Since Last SC Win’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Communication’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
Sprint ‘Fastest Speed Reached 206.10 – Tony Stewart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘All-Time Restrictor Plate Wins’
Mountain Dew ‘Speed Chart (MPH)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Booth Again Next Week’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led – Brad Keselowski’
Carl’s Jr. ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – Engine Failure Lap 142’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Restarts’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brian Scott – Best Finish 12th Twice’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:34 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 214
Minutes of race broadcast: 175
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 39
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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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