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

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 8:15 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:18 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

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 2015 Sprint Unlimited

Total number of commercials: 67

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40
Number of times Fox 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): 43

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 11 (companies: Budweiser; Ford; Ford F150; Toyota; Geico; Sprint.com/halfprice; FoxSportsSupports.com and American Heart Assn. ; Bud Duels on FS1; Daytona 500 Qualifying on Fox; Daytona 500 on Fox; ‘Race Hub’)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 2 min. 45 sec.

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

NASCAR on Fox ‘Weather’
Sprint ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Format’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Report’
Toyota ‘Sprint Unlimited Pace Car’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Recap’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Breaking Down the Field’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Sprint Unlimited Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 8:15 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:18 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 123
Minutes of race broadcast: 94
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 29

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

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

Breakdown of what the commercials were for, by category:

Fox/TV Previews/Promos

Daytona 500 on Fox – 4
‘Gotham’ – 2
‘The Last Man on Earth’ on Fox – 2
Budweiser Duels on FS1 – 1
Daytona qualifying on Fox – 1
‘American Idol’ #idol – 1
‘Backstrom’ – 1
‘Empire’ – 1
‘The Following’ – 1
‘Gotham’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’ – 1
‘Wicked Tuna’ – 1

Total: 16

Movies

‘Chappie’ #ChappieMovie – 2
‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ #hottubmovie2 – 1
‘Run All Night’ #RunAllNight – 1

Total: 4

Local News/Sports/Points-of-Interest in Penna.

NBC local news on Fox – 2
Cochran – 1

Total: 3

Restaurants/Food

Pizza Hut – 4
Denny’s – 2
DiGiorno’s Pizza – 2

Total: 8

Beer/Alcohol

Budweiser – 2
Bud Light UpForWhatever.com – 2

Total: 4

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 4
GoodYear – 2
Chevy – 2
Advance Auto – 1
Dodge – 1
GoRVing.com – 1
ShopHonda.com – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1
Toyota Camry – 1

Total: 14

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 2
DiscoverHighmark.com – 1
Progressive – 1

Total: 4

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com/HalfPrice – 4
Sprint.com/BestValue – 2

Total: 6

Financial

QuickenLoans.com – 1
PGATour.com/QuickenLoans – 1

Total: 2

Technology

Comcast – 1
DirecTV – 1

Total: 2

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Chantix – 1
Swiffer #SwifferEffect – 1
Viagra – 1

Total: 3

Racing Related

Daytona 500 #DAYTONA500 – 1

Total: 1

Breakdown of specific times, broken into two categories (race broadcast times, and commercial broadcast times)

Race brdcast times: Total min: Comm. brdcast times: Total min:

8:15 PM – 8:19 PM – 4 // 8:19 PM – 8:22 PM – 3

8:22 PM – 8:25 PM – 3 // 8:25 PM – 8:28 PM – 3

8:28 PM – 8:42 PM – 14 // 8:42 PM – 8:44 PM – 2

8:44 PM – 8:47 PM – 3 // 8:47 PM – 8:50 PM – 3

8:50 PM – 8:57 PM – 7 // 8:57 PM – 8:59 PM – 2

8:59 PM – 9:01 PM – 2 // 9:01 PM – 9:04 PM – 3

9:04 PM – 9:13 PM – 9 // 9:13 PM – 9:16 PM – 3

9:16 PM – 9:23 PM – 7 // 9:23 PM – 9:26 PM – 3

9:26 PM – 9:32 PM – 6 // 9:32 PM – 9:34 PM – 2

9:34 PM – 9:47 PM – 13 // 9:47 PM – 9:49 PM – 2

9:49 PM – 9:55 PM – 6 // 9:55 PM – 9:58 PM – 3

9:58 PM – 10:18 PM – 20 // 10:18 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 94 Total comm. brdcst time 29