Jul 13, 08:27 PM
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 4:16 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
TNT was the broadcast team for this event. This was their last NASCAR race, as next season Fox and NBC will be the only networks airing races.
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 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301
Total number of commercials: 114
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 46
Number of times TNT utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 0
Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 30
Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 20 (companies: KFC; Sonic; Coca-Cola; NOS; Five Hour Yummification ; Chevy.com ; Chevy Silverado; Dodge Ram; Toyota; Toyota Tundra; Progressive; Gillette Fusion ProGlide; Sprint.com/speed; Samsung Galaxy S5; ‘Expendables III’ movie; ‘Sullivan & Son’ on tbs; MLB on tbs; Team Screen app – Bleacher Report ; ‘The Last Ship’ on TNT)
Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 45 sec.
Also, there are the following race statistics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:
Joe’s Crab Shack ‘Shore-to-Shore Update’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Weather’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Starting Grid’
KFC ‘Recipe for Success’
Geico ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Current Leader’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on TNT ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Through the Field’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover’
NASCAR on TNT ‘First Time Winners on TNT Since 2007’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on TNT ‘On Board’
NASCAR on TNT ‘On the Radio’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Brad Keselowski – Double Duty in 2014’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Factoid’
Sprint ‘Lead Changes’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Gillette ‘Max Contact Race Recap’
Toyota Camry ‘Test Car’
Dish ‘Sprint Cup Series Upcoming Schedule’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Brad Keselowski – Last 6 Races’
Dodge Ram ‘No Guts, No Glory’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Winners Last Pit Stop at NHIS’
Sprint ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Leaders’ Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on TNT ‘New Hampshire Race Fact’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Green-White-Checkered Finish’
NASCAR on TNT ‘Final Lap’
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:16 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 196
Minutes of race broadcast: 137
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 59
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0
Number of male enhancement commercials: 5 Many NASCAR fans report to CawsnJaws they find these ads very offensive
Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.