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 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:00 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBC 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 AAA Texas 500

Total number of commercials: 147

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 121
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 61
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 23
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 106

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 27 (companies: Nexium 24 HR; @JeffGordonWeb #ShetlandPonies ; Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; Chevy; WinYourChevy.com ; Ford; Toyota; Geico; Progressive; Sprint.com/HalfPrice #MoveForward; GE; Bank of America; WPXI; Miss Sprint Cup on FaceBook and Twitter; NBCSports/liveextra ; College Football on NBC Sports; NBCSN Quicken Loans Perfect Grid Challenge ; ‘Chicago MED’ on NBC; ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Vicotry Lap’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/RaceBuddy; NASCAR.com/newsletter; NASCAR.com/mobile; upcoming SC Race; upcoming Xfinity Race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 25 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBC ‘The Chase Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘In the Chase’
Nexium ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio’
Smithfield ‘In-Car Camera’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
GoodYear ‘In-Car Camera’
AAA ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback Steakhouse ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
GE ‘Track Facts’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Points As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Joey Logano – Currently 8th in Points’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘New Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCTMS Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Fast Lap Speed’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tire Problems’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 50 of 63 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Behind Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 72 Career SC Races’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Lap/Leader’s Last Lap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tire Issues Today’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jeff Gordon – Last 3 Finishes’
Sprint ‘Top Speed’
NASCAR on NBCMPH/RPM/Behind’
Sprint ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship Standings As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Debris on the Backstretch’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
Toyota Camry ‘On Track’
Cheez-It ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on NBC ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Set of Tires Remaining’
Mobil 1 ‘Performance Factors’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 210 of 223 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Brad Keselowski – Led 222 of 235 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – 17 Top 3 Finishes This Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – 9th Chase Appearance’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – 4 Wins in Previous 5 Races’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Laps Since Pit’
Sprint ’289 Laps Led (Track Record)’
NASCAR on NBC ‘9th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 240
Minutes of race broadcast: 187
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 53
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

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:

NBC/TV Previews/Promos

Upcoming Sprint Cup race on NBC – 3
‘Shades of Blue’ – 1
‘RokerThon 2’ – 1
Upcoming Xfinity race on NBC – 1
College Football on NBC/NBCSN – 1
NHL on NBC – 1
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 1
Soccer on NBCSN – 1
‘The Blacklist’ – 1
‘Blindspot’ – 1
‘Chicago MED – 1
‘Law & Order: SVU’ – 1
‘The Voice’ – 1

Total: 15

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

NBC local news – 6
Dugan & Assoc – 2
Joseph A. Bank – 1
Pittsburgh Bath Fitters – 1
Rome Monuments – 1
Steidl & Steinberg GoodbyeDebt.com – 1

Total: 12

Restaurants/Food

Diet Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 3
Outback – 3
Sonic – 3
Five Hour Energy Drink #my5hour – 2
Frosted MiniWheats – 2
Smithfield – 2
Speedway – 2
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 2
Cheez-It – 1
Coca-Cola – 1
Coca-Cola and Coke Zero – 1
Coke Zero – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink (Clint Bowyer) #my5hour – 1
McDonald’s – 1
Subway (Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs) – 1

Total: 26

Car/Truck/Bike

Castrol – 7
GoodYear (Carl Edwards) #TireTalk – 4
Ford – 3
Mobil1/OurNormal – 3
Pioneer.Honda.com – 2
Chevy – 1
ChevyDealer.com – 1
Chevy (Jeff Gordon) #24ever – 1
Buy Hyundai – 1
Sunoco Cologne (Jimmie Johnson) – 1
Toyota – 1
Toyota Camry – 1
Toyota Corolla – 1

Total: 27

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 3
Progressive – 2
AARP (Jeff Gordon) – 2
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1

Total: 8

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com/dataplans – 5

Total: 5

Home Improvement

Axalta (Jeff Gordon) – 1

Total: 1

Financial

Bank of America/getcashback – 1
Bank of America/MilitarySupport – 1
QuickenLoans.com – 1
PGATour.com/QuickenLoans – 1

Total: 4

Technology

FallOut 4 – 4
Xfinity X1 – 3

Total: 7

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Nexium 24 Hour – 4
Chantix – 3
GE – 2
GE and Home Depot – 2
GolfNow.com – 1
Harvoni – 1
Sleep Number bed – 1
Walmart.com and Coca-Cola.com – 1
Cialis – 1

Total: 16

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:

2:00 PM – 2:04 PM – 4 // 2:04 PM – 2:06 PM – 2

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

2:12 PM – 2:29 PM – 17 // 2:29 PM – 2:32 PM – 3

2:32 PM – 2:42 PM – 10 // 2:42 PM – 2:45 PM – 3

2:45 PM – 2:51 PM – 6 // 2:51 PM – 2:54 PM – 3

2:54 PM – 3:03 PM – 9 // 3:03 PM – 3:04 PM – 1

3:04 PM – 3:05 PM – 1 // 3:05 PM – 3:08 PM – 3

3:08 PM – 3:16 PM – 8 // 3:16 PM – 3:19 PM – 3

3:19 PM – 3:25 PM – 6 // 3:25 PM – 3:28 PM – 3

3:28 PM – 3:32 PM – 4 // 3:32 PM – 3:35 PM – 3

3:35 PM – 3:36 PM – 1 // 3:36 PM – 3:38 PM – 2

3:38 PM – 3:47 PM – 9 // 3:47 PM – 3:49 PM – 2

3:49 PM – 3:56 PM – 7 // 3:56 PM – 3:59 PM – 3

3:59 PM – 4:06 PM – 7 // 4:06 PM – 4:09 PM – 3

4:09 PM – 4:16 PM – 7 // 4:16 PM – 4:18 PM – 2

4:18 PM – 4:20 PM – 2 // 4:20 PM – 4:22 PM – 2

4:22 PM – 4:30 PM – 8 // 4:30 PM – 4:33 PM – 3

4:33 PM – 4:38 PM – 5 // 4:38 PM – 4:41 PM – 3

4:41 PM – 4:50 PM – 9 // 4:50 PM – 4:53 PM – 3

4:53 PM – 4:59 PM – 6 // 4:59 PM – 5:01 PM – 2

5:01 PM – 5:14 PM – 13 // 5:14 PM – 5:16 PM – 2

5:16 PM – 6:00 PM – 44 // 6:00 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 187 Total comm. brdcst time 53

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

5:22 PM – 5:25 PM
’13 Hours – The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ movie; Coke Zero; Sonic; Chevy; GoodYear #TireTalk (Carl Edwards); Sunday Night Football on NBC

5:28 PM – 5:30 PM
Ford; Castrol GTX Magnatec; Quicken Loans; Geico; Outback Steakhouse; ‘Chicago MED’ on NBC

5:37 PM – 5:40 PM
‘Fall Out 4’ video game; Cheez-It; Mobil 1; GE; diet Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s #UltimateCarePackage; AARP (Jeff Gordon)

5:46 PM – 5:49 PM
BankofAmerica/militarysuppot; Coke Zero; Toyota Camry; ’13 Hours’ movie; Outback Steakhouse; NHL on NBCSN; upcoming PIR race