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 4:41 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 Geico 500

Total number of commercials: 134

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 69

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 129
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 66
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 5
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 5
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): 77

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 29 (companies: Geico; Outback Steakhouse; KFC; McDonald’s; Pizza Hut; Coca-Cola; Budweiser; Bud Light; Chevy; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Ford F150; Toyota; GoodYear; Sunoco; Advance Auto Parts; AutoZone; Nationwide; Sprint.com/halfprice; Kay Jewelers; Ortho; ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ movie; ‘Game of War’; Cialis; ‘Gotham’ on Fox; ‘Last Man on Earth’ on Fox; NASCAR on Fox; Fox Sports ’100K Cams’ #100KCams #NASCAR; upcoming Kansas Sprint Cup race on Fox; upcoming Xfinity race on Fox; upcoming Sprint Cup Coke 600 race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 5 min. 20 sec.

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

NASCAR on Fox ‘Snap Shot’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Talladega Odds – Sprint Cup Favorites’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Grand Stand Roof’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Michael Waltrip – Restrictor Plate Career’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Involved in Wreck’
Sprint ‘Jeff Gordon – 6 Straight Top 10 Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
McDonald’s ‘In-Car Camera’
Fresh from Florida ‘In-Car Camera’
Geico ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Career at Talladega’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Lap Leader’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘After ___ of ___ Laps’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
Outback Steakhouse ‘In-Car Camera’
KFC ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Mid-Race Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
Game of War ‘How Close’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson – Pit Stop Summary’
Geico ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Carl Edwards – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘On Pit Road’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Talladega Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ’3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Trends’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:41 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 221
Minutes of race broadcast: 165
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 56
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 2

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1

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

Breakdown of what the commercials were for, by category:

Fox/TV Previews/Promos

‘Wayward Pines’ – 4
‘Gotham’ – 3
‘The Last Man on Earth’ on Fox – 2
‘Master Chef’ – 2
‘2 ½ Men’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ – 2
Upcoming Kansas Sprint Cup race on Fox – 2
‘Brooklyn Nine–Nine’ – 2
‘Bull’s Eye’ on Fox – 1
FIFA Women’s Cup on Fox – 1
Upcoming Xfinity race on Fox – 1

Total: 20

Movies

‘Mad Max Fury Road’ #MadMax – 1
‘San Andreas’ #SanAndreas – 1
‘Take Me to Tomorrow Land’ – 1

Total: 3

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

NBC local news on Fox – 2
First Niagara Bank – 2
PA Lottery – 1
Smail Auto – 1

Total: 6

Restaurants/Food

McDonald’s – 5
Outback – 4
Pizza Hut – 4
KFC – 4
Denny’s – 2
Snickers.com – 2
Coca-Cola and Coke Zero – 1
Coke Zero – 1
Dairy Queen – 1
M&Ms – 1
Diet Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1
Sonic – 1

Total: 27

Beer/Alcohol

Bud Light UpForWhatever.com – 3
Bud Light – 2
Coors Light – 2

Total: 7

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 5
Advance Auto – 3
AutoZone – 2
Chevy – 2
ChevyDealer.com – 2
Toyota Camry – 2
Dodge – 1
RamTrucks.com – 1
GoodYear (Carl Edwards) #TireTalk – 1
ShopHonda.com – 1
Sunoco – 1
TireRack.com – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1
Toyota/4Runner – 1

Total: 24

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 6
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 4
State Farm – 2

Total: 12

Wireless Phone

Sprint/unlimitedgs6 – 3
Sprint.com/HalfPrice – 1
Verizon – 1

Total: 5

Home Improvement

Ortho – 2

Total: 2

Financial

MyRangeResources.com – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Verizon/fios – 2
Comcast – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Kay Jewelers – 4
Harvoni – 2
ACT mouthwash – 2
Aaron’s/eff – 1
Cialis – 1
Humira – 1
Icy Hot SmartRelief.com – 1
Nasacort – 1
Viagra – 1

Total: 14

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/Award – 1
NASCAR.com/green – 1
NASCAR.com/fantasy (various drivers) – 1
NASCARHomeTracks.com – 1
Daytona International Speedway #COKEZERO400 – 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:

1:00 PM – 1:03 PM – 3 // 1:03 PM – 1:06 PM – 3

1:06 PM – 1:10 PM – 4 // 1:10 PM – 1:12 PM – 2

1:12 PM – 1:28 PM – 16 // 1:28 PM – 1:31 PM – 3

1:31 PM – 1:40 PM – 9 // 1:40 PM – 1:42 PM – 2

1:42 PM – 1:43 PM – 1 // 1:43 PM – 1:46 PM – 3

1:46 PM – 1:56 PM – 10 // 1:56 PM – 1:59 PM – 3

1:59 PM – 2:04 PM – 5 // 2:04 PM – 2:07 PM – 3

2:07 PM – 2:09 PM – 2 // 2:09 PM – 2:11 PM – 2

2:11 PM – 2:12 PM – 1 // 2:12 PM – 2:14 PM – 2

2:14 PM – 2:22 PM – 8 // 2:22 PM – 2:25 PM – 3

2:25 PM – 2:33 PM – 8 // 2:33 PM – 2:36 PM – 3

2:36 PM – 2:43 PM – 7 // 2:43 PM – 2:46 PM – 3

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

2:55 PM – 3:01 PM – 6 // 3:01 PM – 3:03 PM – 2

3:03 PM – 3:09 PM – 6 // 3:09 PM – 3:12 PM – 3

3:12 PM – 3:26 PM – 14 // 3:26 PM – 3:29 PM – 3

3:29 PM – 3:34 PM – 5 // 3:34 PM – 3:37 PM – 3

3:37 PM – 3:47 PM – 10 // 3:47 PM – 3:50 PM – 3

3:50 PM – 3:58 PM – 8 // 3:58 PM – 4:01 PM – 3

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

4:07 PM – 4:14 PM – 7 // 4:14 PM – 4:17 PM – 3

4:17 PM – 4:41 PM – 24 // 4:41 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 165 Total comm. brdcst time 56

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

4:24 PM – 4:26 PM
Coca-Cola Racing ; NASCAR.com/green; Sprint.com/halfprice; ‘Game of War’; AccerlerationNation.com