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 5:07 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 2015 STP 500

Total number of commercials: 112

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 5
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 4
Number of times FS1 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): 78

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 22 (companies: Sonic; KFC; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Advance Auto Parts; Nationwide; Sprint.com/halfprice ; ‘Game of War’ ; Ortho; ‘Garbage Time with Katie Nolan’ on Fox; UFC on FS1; ‘The Buzzer’ ; ‘FoxSports Live’ ; ‘Race Hub’ on Fox; upcoming Xfinity Series race; upcoming Sprint Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 55 sec.

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

NASCAR on Fox ‘Snap Shot’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
Geico ‘In-Car Camera’
Budweiser ‘In-Car Camera’
STP ‘In-Car Camera’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Sprint Cup Debut’
Nationwide ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Short Track Career’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back – Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 10 Finish’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RCR Running Order’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – 4 – 8 Straight Top 2 Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – 4 Time Martinsville Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Substitute Drivers’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Uncontrolled Tire Penalties’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Update’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
KFC ‘Race Break’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Mid-Race Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘The Social Scene’
5 Hour Energy ‘Foot Cam’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers – Since Restart’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Danica Patrick – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martinsville – 3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:07 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 247
Minutes of race broadcast: 200
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 47
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 3

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:

FS1/TV Previews/Promos

UFC Fight Night on FS1 – 4
Baseball on Fox – 3
Upcoming Texas Sprint Cup race on Fox – 3
‘Garbage Time’ – 2
MLS Soccer on Fox – 2
Golf Channel – 1
USGA on Fox – 1
‘Fox College Hoops’ on FS1 – 1
‘Ax Men’ on History Channel – 1
‘Expedition Unknown’ on Travel Channel – 1
‘Gotham’ – 1

Total: 20

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

J.D. Byrider – 3
Nitro Circus at Console Energy Center – 1
BMW Pittsburgh – 1
St Barnabas Charities – 1

Total: 6

Restaurants/Food

Coca-Cola – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink (Clint Bowyer) #my5hour – 1
KFC #HowDoYouKFC – 1
Diet Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1
Sonic – 1

Total: 5

Beer/Alcohol

Guinness Beer – 8
Budweiser – 3

Total: 11

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 4
Toyota – 2
WeBuyAnyCar.com – 2
ChevyDealer.com – 2
Advance Auto – 2
AutoZone – 2
Can-Am – 2
CarFax.com – 2
Chevy (various drivers) – 1
Chevy/dalejr (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1
Harley Davidson DarkCustom.com #RollYourOwn – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1

Total: 22

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 3
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 3

Total: 6

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com/HalfPrice – 3
Verizon Wireless – 2
MetroPCS – 1

Total: 6

Home Improvement

Ortho – 2

Total: 2

Education

DiscoverMyCollege.com 1-800-205-7531 – 8

Total: 8

Technology

Comcast – 4
Xbox One – 3
Samsung Galaxy – 1

Total: 8

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Skechers #GetYourMilesIn – 4
Humira – 2
Cialis – 1

Total: 7

Racing Related

NASCAR.com Race View – 2
NASCAR.com/Award – 1
NASCAR.com/fantasy (various drivers) – 1
AccelerationNation.com – 1
Richmond International Raceway – 1

Total: 6

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:

1:00 PM – 1:03 PM – 3 // 1:03 PM – 1:05 PM – 2

1:05 PM – 1:10 PM – 5 // 1:10 PM – 1:12 PM – 2

1:12 PM – 1:23 PM – 11 // 1:23 PM – 1:26 PM – 3

1:26 PM – 1:38 PM – 12 // 1:38 PM – 1:41 PM – 3

1:41 PM – 1:44 PM – 3 // 1:44 PM – 1:46 PM – 2

1:46 PM – 1:53 PM – 7 // 1:53 PM – 1:55 PM – 2

1:55 PM – 2:05 PM – 10 // 2:05 PM – 2:07 PM – 2

2:07 PM – 2:19 PM – 12 // 2:19 PM – 2:21 PM – 2

2:21 PM – 2:28 PM – 7 // 2:28 PM – 2:31 PM – 3

2:31 PM – 2:40 PM – 9 // 2:40 PM – 2:43 PM – 3

2:43 PM – 2:52 PM – 9 // 2:52 PM – 2:55 PM – 3

2:55 PM – 3:07 PM – 12 // 3:07 PM – 3:09 PM – 2

3:09 PM – 3:18 PM – 9 // 3:18 PM – 3:21 PM – 3

3:21 PM – 3:23 PM – 2 // 3:23 PM – 3:25 PM – 2

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM – 5 // 3:30 PM – 3:33 PM – 3

3:33 PM – 3:40 PM – 7 // 3:40 PM – 3:42 PM – 2

3:42 PM – 4:00 PM – 18 // 4:00 PM – 4:03 PM – 3

4:03 PM – 4:08 PM – 5 // 4:08 PM – 4:11 PM – 3

4:11 PM – 4:31 PM – 20 // 4:31 PM – 4:33 PM – 2

4:33 PM – 5:07 PM – 34 // 5:07 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time ** Total comm. brdcst time **

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

4:41 PM – 4:44 PM
Coca-Cola Racing Family (various drivers); Sprint.com/halfprice ; Toyota #LetsGoPlace ; Coca-Cola Racing Family (various drivers); NASCAR.com/fantasy (various drivers)