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 2:10 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:27 PM (all times are EST). * Please note that at 4:41 PM we experienced a cable outage, which continued until 4:55 PM; therefore, there is a 14-minute period of time not covered in this breakdown. All CawsnJaws.com readers are welcome to curse at our cable company (as we did, quite earnestly). *

Fox 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 2017 Daytona 500

Total number of commercials: 130

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 62

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 100
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 30
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 18
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 6

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 102

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 30 (companies: Monster Energy; KFC; Pizza Hut; McDonald’s; Kroger Click List; Jimmy John’s; Outback; Hooters24.com ; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy Extra Strength; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; Dodge Ram Trucks; GoodYear; WeatherTech.com; Sunoco; American Petroleum Institute PowerPastImpossible.org ; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Nationwide; ebay motors; TurboTax; Credit One Bank; AARP; AARP.com/possibilities ‘Drive to End Hunger’; Cialis; NHRA AZ Nationals; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 20 sec.

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

NASCAR on Fox
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Daytona 500 Pole Sitter’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting’
Chevy Camaro ZL1 ‘Pace Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rookie’
Toyota ‘Rev Up to Green’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – 2016 Daytona 500 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Finished 37th in Only D500’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – Best D500 Finish 3rd’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – Best D500 Finish 3rd’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kevin Harvick – 2007 D500 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Honorary Starter’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders/Behind’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Clint Bowyer – 8 Career Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jamie McMurray – 2010 D500 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Team’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kurt Busch – Best D500 Finish 2nd 3 times’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Ryan Blaney – Best Career Finish 4th 3 times’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Danica Patrick – Best D500 Finish 8th’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
Ford Performance ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Led 6 of 23 Laps’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kevin Harvick – 4 Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – 2nd Year in Cup’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Corey LaJoie – Best Career Finish 35th at Charlotte’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Damaged Vehicle Policy’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
ebay motors ‘Pit Box’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1’
Kroger Click List ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘Aerodynamics’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Started’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Position’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Back Up Cars’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Winner – Kyle Busch’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Points’
AARP ‘Keys to the Drive’
Sunoco ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – 2015 Cup Champion’
ebay motors ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rookie Mistakes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Erik Jones – 2016 Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Michael Waltrip – 2 time D500 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2 time D500 Winner’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – 2014 Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Nationwide ’88 Performance Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘On Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Michael McDowell – Best Career Finish 7th’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Ty Dillon – 18 Career Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chris Buescher – 1 Career Win’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson – 2 time D500 Winner’
5 Hour Energy Extra Strength ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Elliott Sadler – 3 Career Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Cole Whitt – Best Career Finish 11th’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Led 7 of 103 Laps’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – Involved in Wreck Lap 105’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Coverage’
Monster Energy ‘Smoke Show’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Erik Jones – Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Matt Kenseth – Involved in Wreck’
KFC Georgia Gold ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Flash Back’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Ryan Blaney – 2 Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bill Elliott – 1988 Cup Champion’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – 7 Laps Led’
Ford ‘Cutaway Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Winner – Kevin Harvick’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Points’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2nd Straight D500 DNF
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Daytona Radio Remix’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Danica Patrick – Involved in Wreck’
Busch Beer ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson – Wrecked on Lap 128’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – 14 Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Under Caution’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Not Involved in Wrecks’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Daniel Suarez – 1st Career Cup Series Start’
Toyota ‘All Out’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Penske Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Joey Logano – 14 Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Furniture Row Racing Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Led 34 of 194 Laps’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:10 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:27 PM
(includes a 14 minute cable outage)

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 257
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 45
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 15

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 2017 Daytona 500 ...

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

I began recording the times at the Invocation before the first Duel at 7:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag after the second Duel at 9:49 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

FS1 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 2017 Can-Am Duels at Daytona

Total number of commercials: 91

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 44

Number of times FS1 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): 70

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 16 (companies: Monster Energy; Jimmy John’s; Kroger; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; GoodYear; Sunoco; Nationwide; Geico; Credit One Bank; FoxSportsGo #48carchannel #88carchannel; NASCAR on FS1; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Daytona 500 race)

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

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

NASCAR on FS1
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Day’
NASCAR on FS1 ’2017 Rookie’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starting’
Ford Performance ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Chase Elliott – 2017 Pole Winner’
Jimmy John’s ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Booth’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starting Line Up’
Kioti Tractors ‘Ahead of the Pack’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joey Logano – Best Duel Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joey Logano – 17 Career Wins’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kevin Harvick – 2013 Duel Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Best Duel Finish 4th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Aric Almirola – Best Duel Finish 5th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Matt Kenseth – 2 time Duel Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Analysis – Can-Am Duel 1’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Leaders/Behind’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Replay’
Toyota ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/Started’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – Best Duel Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joey Logano – 1 Lap Down’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Landon Cassill – Best Career Finish Talladega 4th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 20 of 22 Laps’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Corey LaJoie – Best Finish 35th at Charlotte’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 2013 Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Furniture Row Racing Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Busch – Led 6 of 29 Laps’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Open Teams – Duel 1 – Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reed Sorenson – Best Career Finish 3rd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘HMS Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Final Lap – Can-Am Duel 1’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Chase Elliott – 2017 Can-Am Duel 1 Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ’2017 Can-Am Duel 1 Unofficial Results’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – Will Start 3rd at D500’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Brad Keselowski – Will Start 7th at D500’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Corey LaJoie – Will Start 35th at D500’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Daytona Radio Remix’
Ford Performance ‘Aerodynamics’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 5 time Duel Winner’
Nationwide ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Denny Hamlin – 2 time Duel Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Erik Jones – 1st Career Duel race’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Larson – Best Duel Finish 6th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Danica Patrick – Best Duel Finish 7th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Can-Am Duel 2 Race Analysis’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘SHR Team’
Coca-Cola ‘On Board’
Chevy ‘On Board’
Kroger ClickList ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on FS1 ’2017 Daytona Speed Weeks’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Ryan Blaney – Best Career Finish 4th 3 times’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Led 23 of 25 Laps’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Competition Caution’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Fox Aero Track’
Ford Performance ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Led 32 of 37 Laps’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Damaged Vehicle Policy’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘D.J. Kennington – Best Xfinity Finish 11th’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Final Lap – Can-Am Duel 2’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 9:49 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 169
Minutes of race broadcast: 132
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 37

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 2017 Can-Am Duels at Daytona ...

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 11:15 AM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 12:53 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

FS1 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 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash

Total number of commercials: 36

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24

Number of times FS1 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): 49

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 17 (companies: Monster Energy; Sonic; Pizza Hut; Kroger; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Geico; Nationwide; Credit One Bank; Premier Boxing on Fox; FoxSportsGo.com presented by Chevrolet #carchannel ; NASCAR on FS1; upcoming Daytona 500 on Fox)

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

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

NASCAR on FS1
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Program Alert’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starting’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Denny Hamlin – 3 time Clash at Daytona Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Alex Bowman – 1st Career Clash at Daytona’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jimmie Johnson – 2005 Clash at Daytona Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Brad Keselowski – Best Clash at Daytona Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joey Logano – Best Clash at Daytona Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Daniel Suarez – 1st Career Clash at Daytona’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Format’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Leaders/Behind’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
Busch Beer ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reporting:’
Credit One Bank ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Penske Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Penske Won 3 of 4 Restrictor Plate Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Brad Keselowski – Pit Stop Penalty’
Kroger Click List ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joe Gibbs Racing Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kurt Busch – Involved in Wreck Lap 17’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Daytona Radio Remix’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Performance ‘Track Facts’
Nationwide ’88 Performance Report’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Recap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jimmie Johnson – 6th Straight DNF in Clash’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘JGR Won 4 of Last 5 Clash at Daytona’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/Started’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Wrecked Lap 61’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 11:15 AM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 12:53 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 98
Minutes of race broadcast: 81
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 17

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 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash (Rain Postponed) ...

The new NASCAR season is almost here. So many things will have changed, including which drivers will be driving on certain teams, new rookies on the scene, and long-time drivers who are not racing this season at all. There are totally new racing formats for all three series, and the phrase, ‘Sprint Cup’, is being replaced with ‘Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’. Like it or hate it, anticipating it or dreading it, the new season and all it will bring is almost here.

Here at CawsnJaws.com, one of our reasons for being is recording the number of commercials that are included in each Cup broadcast. We have been doing this for the fans for ten years! We have enjoyed bringing hard facts to a hot-button issue that are discussed in journalists’ articles and in social media of all kinds. How will the new race format affect the number and placement of the ads? Only time will tell, and that time is almost here.

To ready you, I have compiled the following facts concerning last year’s racing season:

Total number of commercials: 4,463. (That is 3,724 traditional commercials, and 739 side-by-side.) Yes, that is a lot of Coca-Cola, KFC, and Chevy love. But, as we have discovered over the years, those stats usually mean this: three hours of racing to one hour of commercials. Usually around 100 commercials per race. ‘Usually’ can be affected by a whole lot of circumstances; but it is a good barometer of what fans have been experiencing for quite a while.

Read more Will there be over 4000 commercials to watch this coming season, race fans? ...

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.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 edition ...

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.

Read more JAW's 'HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS' - 2016 Can-Am 500 edition ...

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.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2016 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 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.

Read more Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 ...

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.

Read more Commercial breakdown and links related to the 2016 AAA Texas 500 (Rain Delayed/Rain Shortened) ...

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