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 4:18 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 7:53 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.

This was the last race of the 2015 season. Please look for my end-of-season report coming soon.

Of special note for CawsnJaws.com, the 2016 Sprint Cup season will mark the ten year anniversary of these commercial breakdowns. It is my pleasure to provide these statistics, and I will continue to do so for as long as it remains that way. Thanks, racing fans, for stopping by.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Ford Ecoboost 400

Total number of commercials: 123

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 96
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 27
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): 104

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 19 (companies: Ford; Ford F150; Coca-Cola; Mobil 1; GoodYear; Geico; Progressive; Sprint.com/save50percent #MoveForward ; GE; Bank of America; Jardiance; Harvoni; NHL on NBC; ‘Superstore’ on NBC; ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on NBCSN; NBCSN ‘Hot Pass’ ; NASCAR.com/RaceBuddy ; NASCAR.com/trial ; NASCAR.com/Vegas ; NASCAR.com/Champ)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 23 sec.

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

Ford ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jeff Gordon – 4 Time SC Champ’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Outback ‘In-Car Camera’
Western Union ‘In-Car Camera’
Axalta ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – Avg. Finish’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Avg. Finish’
Sunoco ‘Fuel Strategy’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Championship 4’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Denny Hamlin – This Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Champ 4 As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Comp. Caution at or about Lap 30’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Secs. Ahead of 2nd’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Competition Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Lucky Dog’
NASCAR on NBCHMS Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCRPM/MPH/Behind Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Green Flag Run’
Mobil 1 ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Window’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Denny Hamlin – Last 40 Laps’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Laps Since Pit’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Fast Lap Speed’
Sunoco ‘Fuel’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Lap Times’
Sprint ‘Kyle Busch – Best Pts. Finish’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Non Stop’
Mobil 1 ‘Performance Factors’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tires Taken on Last Lap’
Sprint ‘JGR – 3 NSCS Championships’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Busch – Avg. Running Position to Today 2.2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Debris Frontstretch’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 4:18 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:53 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 215
Minutes of race broadcast: 171
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 44
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 11

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:

NBC/TV Previews/Promos

Sunday Night Football on NBC – 2
NFL on NBC – 1
‘Saints & Strangers’ on natgeo – 1
NBCSN – 1
F1 on NBC – 1
NHL on NBC – 1
‘Golf on NBC – 1
Soccer on NBCSN – 1
‘Blindspot’ – 1
‘Chicago MED – 1
‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ – 1

Total: 12

Movies

‘The Good Dinosaur’ – 1

Total: 1

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

NBC local news – 7
BeaverCountyAuto.com – 1
hhgregg – 1
TriStarTrucks.com – 1

Total: 10

Restaurants/Food

Outback – 3
Rice Krispies – 2
Smithfield – 2
Coca-Cola – 2
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 1
Coke Zero – 1
McDonald’s – 1
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1
Sonic – 1
Subway (Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs) – 1

Total: 15

Beer/Alcohol

Budweiser – 1

Total: 1

Car/Truck/Bike

Castrol – 4
Ford – 4
Chevy – 2
Neighborhood Ford Store – 2
GoodYear (Carl Edwards) #TireTalk – 2
Mobil1/OurNormal – 1
Toyota Tacoma – 1

Total: 16

Insurance/Health

Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 4
Geico.com – 2
AARP – 1
AARP (Jeff Gordon) – 1
AARP/possibilities – 1
Progressive – 1

Total: 10

Wireless Phone

Sprint/save50percent – 4

Total: 4

Home Improvement

Axalta (Jeff Gordon) – 1

Total: 1

Financial

QuickenLoans.com – 2
Bank of America/getcashback – 1
Bank of America/MilitarySupport – 1
Thrivent.com (Michael McDowell) – 1

Total: 5

Technology

FallOut 4 – 1

Total: 1

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Chantix – 2
GE – 2
GE and Home Depot – 2
Nexium 24 Hour – 2
Walmart.com and Coca-Cola.com – 2
Cialis – 1
Centrum – 1
CSL CleanYourChimney.com – 1
Farxiga.com – 1
Harvoni – 1
Jardiance.com – 1
SC Johnson – 1

Total: 17

Racing Related

Daytona 500 #DAYTONA500 – 2
AccelerationNation.com (Carl Edwards) – 1

Total: 3

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:

4:18 PM – 4:23 PM – 5 // 4:23 PM – 4:26 PM – 3

4:26 PM – 4:29 PM – 3 // 4:29 PM – 4:31 PM – 2

4:31 PM – 4:40 PM – 9 // 4:40 PM – 4:43 PM – 3

4:43 PM – 4:56 PM – 13 // 4:56 PM – 4:58 PM – 2

4:58 PM – 5:01 PM – 3 // 5:01 PM – 5:03 PM – 2

5:03 PM – 5:14 PM – 11 // 5:14 PM – 5:17 PM – 3

5:17 PM – 5:23 PM – 6 // 5:23 PM – 5:25 PM – 2

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

5:33 PM – 5:37 PM – 4 // 5:37 PM – 5:39 PM – 2

5:39 PM – 5:47 PM – 8 // 5:47 PM – 5:50 PM – 3

5:50 PM – 5:54 PM – 4 // 5:54 PM – 5:57 PM – 3

5:57 PM – 6:03 PM – 6 // 6:03 PM – 6:06 PM – 3

6:06 PM – 6:12 PM – 6 // 6:12 PM – 6:14 PM – 2

6:14 PM – 6:20 PM – 6 // 6:20 PM – 6:23 PM – 3

6:23 PM – 6:32 PM – 9 // 6:32 PM – 6:35 PM – 3

6:35 PM – 6:38 PM – 3 // 6:38 PM – 6:40 PM – 2

6:40 PM – 6:47 PM – 7 // 6:47 PM – 6:50 PM – 3

6:50 PM – 7:53 PM – 63 // 7:53 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 171 Total comm. brdcst time 44

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

6:52 PM – 6:54 PM
Ford; Mobil 1/OurNormal ; Geico; Quicken Loans; Sonic; ‘Blind Spot’ on NBC

7:03 PM – 7:06 PM
Xfinity/x1 ; Coke Zero; GE; GoodYear #TireTalk (Carl Edwards); Axalta (Jeff Gordon); Toyota Tacoma; NHL on NBC

7:10 PM – 7:13 PM
Ford; Quicken Loans; Mobil 1; 5 Hour Energy drink; Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s; ‘Chicago MED’ on NBC

7:16 PM – 7:19 PM
BankofAmerica/GetCashBack ; Outback Restaurant; Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Sprint.com/save50percent ; Chevy (Jeff Gordon) #24ever ; AARP (Jeff Gordon); NHL on NBC