Statistics need no introduction; they speak for themselves. These were culminated from my Commercial Breakdowns/Driver Focus Reports for the 2010 season.

Total number of commercials per network:

Fox (12 races): 1,396
TNT (6 races): 809
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 2,004
SPEED (2 races): 217

Total for all networks: 4,426

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

Fox (12 races): 2,878 total (2,208 race/670 commercial)
TNT (6 races): 1,525, total (1,132 race/393 commercial)
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 3,747 total (2,599 race/1,148 commercial)
SPEED (2 races): 414 total: (318 race/96 commercial)

Total for all networks: 8,564 (6,257 race/2,307 commercial)

Total number of times that companies that sponsored commercials during race broadcasts were shown over the racing season:

Fox (12 races): 813
TNT (6 races): 446
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 1,211
SPEED (2 races): 119

Total for all networks: 2,589

Total number of promos during race broadcasts and the number of minutes they were seen:

Fox (12 races): (1 hr. 14 min. 20 sec.)
TNT (6 races): (1 hr. 3 min. 40 sec.) **
ESPN/ABC (17 races): (1 hr. 5 min. 5 sec.)
SPEED (2 races): (5 min. 40 sec.)

Total for all networks: 3 hrs. 30 min. 5 sec.

**This number is high due to TNT’s ‘Wide Open Coverage’ of the Coke Zero race, where commercials are shown on a split-screen with the race broadcast.

Number of missed restarts per network:

Fox (12 races): 0
TNT (6 races): 0
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 2
SPEED (2 races): 0

Total for all networks: 2

Number of ‘mystery cautions’:

Fox (12 races): 6
TNT (6 races): 4
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 6
SPEED (2 races): 0

Total: 16

Number of male enhancement ads per network: (Of all commercials, these were the ads that many CawsnJaws.com readers found the most offensive)

Fox (12 races): 15
TNT (6 races): 5
ESPN/ABC (17 races): 34
SPEED (2 races): 3

Total for all networks: 57

Number of ‘Digger’ sightings (Fox only): 97

Total number of times drivers were focused on in 2010:

Drivers:

Jimmie Johnson – 5,502
Kyle Busch – 4,287
Jeff Gordon – 4,207
Kevin Harvick – 4,007
Denny Hamlin – 3,963
Jeff Burton – 3,586
Kurt Busch – 3,493
Juan Montoya – 3,225
Tony Stewart – 3,197
Greg Biffle – 3,053
Clint Bowyer – 2,959
Carl Edwards – 2,872
Jamie McMurray – 2,782
Kasey Kahne – 2,556
Mark Martin – 2,405
Matt Kenseth – 2,372
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2,191
Joey Logano – 2,120
Ryan Newman – 2,083
David Reutimann – 2,081
Martin Truex Jr. – 2,019
A.J. Allmendinger – 1,910
Paul Menard – 1,436
Brad Keselowski – 1,428
Marcos Ambrose – 1,350
Sam Hornish Jr. – 1,330
David Ragan – 1,290
Elliott Sadler – 1,162
Regan Smith – 895
Scott Speed – 859
Bobby Labonte – 611
Robby Gordon – 598
Dave Gilliland – 590
Brian Vickers – 536
Travis Kvapil – 465
Casey Mears – 445
Reed Sorenson – 371
Kevin Conway – 370
Bill Elliott – 238
Aric Almirola – 230
Dave Blaney – 226
Joe Nemechek – 208
Max Papis – 177
Boris Said – 168
Michael Waltrip – 163
Landon Cassill – 143
Tony Raines – 141
Mike Bliss – 136
J.J. Yeley – 136
Michael McDowell – 134
David Stremme – 107
Andy Lally – 97
Patrick Carpentier – 93
Mattias Ekstrom – 92
Ken Schrader – 73
Jeff Green – 53
Todd Bodine – 51
John Andretti – 45
Robert Richardson Jr. – 41
Terry Cook – 39
P.J. Jones – 31
Scott Riggs – 30
Chad McCumbee – 23
Danica Patrick – 21
Trevor Bayne – 21
Terry Labonte – 20
Jeff Fuller – 19
Johnny Sauter – 17
Hermie Sadler – 15
Jason Leffler – 13
Ron Fellows – 12
Brendan Gaughan – 11
Jacques Villeneuve – 11
Geoffrey Bodine – 8
Jan Magnussen – 8
Norm Benning – 6
Derrike Cope – 5
Steve Park – 3
Mike Wallace – 2
Kirk Shelmerdine – 1

Crew Chiefs:

Chad Knaus – 191
Steve Letarte – 51
Gil Martin – 43
Greg Zipadelli – 40
Mike Ford – 38
Steve Addington – 38
Dave Rogers – 28
Darian Grubb – 22
Bob Osborne – 22
Brian Pattie – 21
Greg Erwin – 17
Kevin Manion – 15
Todd Berrier – 12
Shane Wilson – 11
Pat Tryson – 11
Kenny Francis – 8
Frank Kerr – 8
Todd Parrot – 8
Lance McGrew – 6
Alan Gustafson – 5
Travis Geisler – 5
Doug Richert – 4
Donnie Wingo – 4
Ryan Pemberton – 3
Jay Guy – 2
Tony Gibson – 2
Scott Miller – 2
Wally Rogers – 1
Frank Stoddard – 1
Slugger Labbe – 1
Jimmy Elledge – 1

Team Members:

Mark ‘Hollywood’ Armstrong – 5
Randy Rodriguez – 3
Anwar Parrish – 3
Shaun Peet – 3
Kenyatta Houston – 3
Mitch Lash – 2
Adam Mosser – 2
Chris Brook – 2
T.J. Ford – 1
Jonathon Billy – 1
Mike Shiplett – 1

Owners:

Chip Ganassi – 27
Joe Gibbs – 18
Richard Childress – 17
Jack Roush – 16
Richard Petty – 14
Rick Hendrick – 9
Felix Sabates – 3
Roger Penske – 2
J.D. Gibbs – 1

Other NASCAR/Racing Stars:

Junior Johnson – 3
Carroll Shelby – 2
Cale Yarborough (video) – 1
Ricky Rudd (video) – 1
Alan Kulwicki (photo) – 1
Ricky Craven (video) – 1
Taylor Gibbs – 1

Totals for all pages of this past season’s reports:

Total type-written pages: 621
Total commas: 58,812
Total semi-colons: 24,972

Here is the link to last year’s summary.