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 3:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:50 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 Auto Club 400

Total number of commercials: 108

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 60

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 101
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 7
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 6
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 1

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 88

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 28 (companies: AAA ; KFC; Monster Energy ; Monster Energy Super Cross ; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy Silverado; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Toyota; GoodYear; PEAK; Geico; Nationwide; Advance Auto Parts; Sprint.com/halfprice; Janssen ; AdvoCare; Cialis; ‘Game of War’; ‘Mall Cop 2’ ; ‘Last Man on Earth’ on Fox; ‘American Idol’ on Fox; ‘Garbage Time With Katie Nolan’ on Fox; FS1.com; NASCAR on Fox; ‘Race Hub’ on Fox; upcoming Martinsville Sprint Cup race on FS1)

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 Fox ‘Snap Shot’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Grand Stand Roof’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 Starting Grid’
Toyota ‘Auto Club 400 Pace Car’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
KFC ‘Track Weather’
KFC ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
KFC ‘Position’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – 7 Straight Top-2 Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Last 3 Auto Club Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RCR Running Order’
PEAK ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Green Flag Pit Times – Last Sequence’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
AdvoCare ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Interval’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Position’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Mid-Race Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Pit Stop Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Comparison’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
PEAK ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kurt Busch – California Dominance’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 Race Summary’
ProVision ‘Pit Road Technology’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover Since Restart’
AdvoCare ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 5 – Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 – 3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Recap’
5 Hour Energy ‘Move of the Race’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR’s Western Swing’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Flash Back’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:50 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 200
Minutes of race broadcast: 151
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 49
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 3

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 3

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

Breakdown of what the commercials were for, by category:

Fox/TV Previews/Promos

‘The Last Man on Earth’ on Fox – 3
Upcoming Martinsville Sprint Cup race on Fox – 3
‘American Idol’ #idol – 2
‘2 ½ Men’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ – 2
‘Weird Loners’ – 2
‘Fox Sports Live’ and ‘Victory Lane’ on FS1 – 1
‘The Following’ – 1
‘Louie’ – 1
‘2 ½ Men’ – 1

Total: 16

Movies

‘Mall Cop 2’ – 2
‘Get Hard’ #gethard – 1
‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ – 1

Total: 4

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

First Niagara Bank – 2
NBC local news on Fox – 1
Kenny Ross – 1
PGHKiaDealers.com – 1

Total: 5

Restaurants/Food

KFC #HowDoYouKFC – 5
McDonald’s – 3
Diet Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 2
Coca-Cola and Coke Zero – 1
Coke Zero – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink (Clint Bowyer) – 1
Subway (Carl Edwards) – 1

Total: 14

Beer/Alcohol

Budweiser – 2
Coors Light – 1

Total: 3

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 5
Can-Am – 3
Toyota – 3
ChevyDealer.com – 3
Ford – 2
GoodYear (Carl Edwards) #TireTalk – 2
AAA and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ – 2
Advance Auto – 1
AutoZone – 1
CarFax.com – 1
Chevy (various drivers) – 1
ShopHonda.com – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1

Total: 26

Insurance/Health

Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 6
Geico.com – 4

Total: 10

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com/HalfPrice – 3

Total: 3

Technology

Comcast – 1
Comcast and ‘Furious 7’ – 1

Total: 2

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Humira – 2
Seresto – 2
Unisom – 2
Allegra D – 1
Cialis – 1
Gold Bond – 1
Nexium—ThePurplePill.com – 1
Spiriva Respimat – 1
Viagra – 1
Xarelto (Brian Vickers) – 1

Total: 13

Racing Related

NASCAR.com Race View – 2
NASCAR.com/fantasy (various drivers) – 1
AccelerationNation.com (Carl Edwards) – 1
Martinsville Speedway – 1

Total: 5

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:

3:30 PM – 3:33 PM – 3 // 3:33 PM – 3:36 PM – 3

3:36 PM – 3:40 PM – 4 // 3:40 PM – 3:42 PM – 2

3:42 PM – 3:58 PM – 16 // 3:58 PM – 4:01 PM – 3

4:01 PM – 4:05 PM – 4 // 4:05 PM – 4:07 PM – 2

4:07 PM – 4:10 PM – 3 // 4:10 PM – 4:13 PM – 3

4:13 PM – 4:21 PM – 8 // 4:21 PM – 4:23 PM – 2

4:23 PM – 4:27 PM – 4 // 4:27 PM – 4:30 PM – 3

4:30 PM – 4:35 PM – 5 // 4:35 PM – 4:37 PM – 2

4:37 PM – 4:41 PM – 4 // 4:41 PM – 4:44 PM – 3

4:44 PM – 4:49 PM – 5 // 4:49 PM – 4:52 PM – 3

4:52 PM – 4:55 PM – 3 // 4:55 PM – 4:58 PM – 3

4:58 PM – 5:00 PM – 2 // 5:00 PM – 5:02 PM – 2

5:02 PM – 5:12 PM – 10 // 5:12 PM – 5:14 PM – 2

5:14 PM – 5:17 PM – 3 // 5:17 PM – 5:19 PM – 2

5:19 PM – 5:30 PM – 11 // 5:30 PM – 5:33 PM – 3

5:33 PM – 5:38 PM – 5 // 5:38 PM – 5:41 PM – 3

5:41 PM – 5:46 PM – 5 // 5:46 PM – 5:48 PM – 2

5:48 PM – 5:53 PM – 5 // 5:53 PM – 5:55 PM – 2

5:55 PM – 5:57 PM – 2 // 5:57 PM – 5:59 PM – 2

5:59 PM – 6:08 PM – 9 // 6:08 PM – 6:10 PM – 2

6:10 PM – 6:50 PM – 40 // 6:50 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 151 Total comm. brdcst time 49

Commercials during race broadcast: ‘Side-by-Side’ (‘Thank you!’ to all of the participating sponsors!)

6:15 PM – 6:18 PM
Sprint.com/halfprice ; Coca-Cola Racing; NASCAR.com/fantasy (various drivers); Toyota; ‘Game of War’ ; Coca-Cola Racing; AccelerationNation.com