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 6:05 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:24 PM (all times are EDT). 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 2016 Bojangles’ Southern 500

Total number of commercials: 162

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 75

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 138
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 72
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 24
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 22
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): 124

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 32 (companies: STP; Smithfield Foods; Sonic; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy drink; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Winning43.com ; Toyota; TRD; Geico; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Progressive; Advance Auto Parts; Sprint.com/network; GE; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Thursday Night Football on NBC; NBCSports.com/InsideNASCAR; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/Mobile; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/tickets; NASCAR.com/Drive; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lane’ on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race; WPXI; Penna. Lottery)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 35 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBC
Mobil 1 ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio Communications’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
STP ‘On Board Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘On Board Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
Busch Beer ‘On Board Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
GE ‘Track Facts’
Sprint ‘Jeff Gordon – 7 Wins at Darlington (Most of any Active Driver)
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Standings’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16 in Points’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Tracker’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communications’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Bubble’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Secs. Ahead of 2nd’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Standings’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jamie McMurray – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Coming Up’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCNBC EE it’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pass Thru’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Booth – Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett, and Dale Jarrett’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Grid’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Throwback based on Tony Stewart scheme’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Restarted’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase for 30th’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – Most Laps Led 130’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Summary’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – 10000th Career Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Bubble Drivers’
NASCAR on NBCNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘Chris Buescher – 13 Pts. Ahead of 31st’
NASCAR on NBC ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Larson – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tony Stewart – 3rd DNF this Season’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16 or Race Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘10th Caution’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:05 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:24 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 259
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 61
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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

NFL Kick-Off on NBC – 3
‘Golf on NBC – 3
Upcoming Sprint Cup race on NBCSN – 2
‘Commander in Chief forum’ on NBC – 1
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 1
Thursday Night Football on NBC – 1
NFL Network – 1
‘Better Late than Never’ – 1
‘Blindspot’ – 1
‘American Ninja Warrior’ – 1
‘Superstore’ – 1
‘The Voice’ – 1

Total: 17

Movies

‘Masterminds’ #MasterMinds – 1

Total: 1

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

NBC local news – 7
BeaverCountyAuto.com – 5
hhgregg – 3
McKinneysFurniture.com – 2
Molyneaux – 2
PA Lottery – 2
Giant Eagle – 1
Shop ‘n Save – 1

Total: 23

Restaurants/Food

Sonic – 4
Golden Corral – 4
McDonald’s – 3
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 3
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 3
Coca-Cola – 2
Five Hour Energy Drink #my5hour – 2
Smithfield – 2
Coca-Cola (Danica Patrick) – 1
KFC – 1
Mello Yello – 1

Total: 26

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 1

Total: 1

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 3
PennZoil Synthetics – 3
Chevy – 2
RamTrucks.com – 2
Mobil1/OurNormal – 2
Toyota – 2
Toyota (Toyota drivers) #ToyotaNation – 2
Advance Auto – 1
ChevyDealer.com – 1
Chrysler – 1
Dodge – 1
RamTrucks.com/rebel – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #GoodYearRacing – 1
Jeep – 1
Sunoco (Jimmie Johnson) – 1

Total: 24

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 2
UPMCHealthPlan.com – 2
AARP/possibilities – 1
Geico.com – 1
Geico (Casey Mears) – 1
HPV.com – 1
Nationwide – 1
State Farm – 1
UPMC/choose – 1

Total: 14

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com/Freedom – 5
US Cellular – 1

Total: 6

Home Improvement

Lowes – 1

Total: 1

Financial

Bank of America/getcashback – 1
Citi.com/doublecash – 1

Total: 2

Technology

Verizon/GetFios – 1

Total: 1

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Nasacort – 3
Allegra – 3
Cialis – 2
Dr. Scholl’s – 2
GE – 2
Viagra – 2
ACT mouthwash – 1
Entresto.com – 1
Sleep Number bed – 1

Total: 17

Political/Special Interest

Donald Trump – 2
Hillary Clinton – 1

Total: 3

Racing Related

NASCARHeat.com – 1
Talladega Superspeedway – 1

Total: 2

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:

6:05 PM – 6:10 PM – 5 // 6:10 PM – 6:12 PM – 2

6:12 PM – 6:15 PM – 3 // 6:15 PM – 6:18 PM – 3

6:18 PM – 6:32 PM – 14 // 6:32 PM – 6:35 PM – 3

6:35 PM – 6:42 PM – 7 // 6:42 PM – 6:44 PM – 2

6:44 PM – 6:52 PM – 8 // 6:52 PM – 6:55 PM – 3

6:55 PM – 7:00 PM – 5 // 7:00 PM – 7:02 PM – 2

7:02 PM – 7:07 PM – 5 // 7:07 PM – 7:09 PM – 2

7:09 PM – 7:16 PM – 7 // 7:16 PM – 7:19 PM – 3

7:19 PM – 7:20 PM – 1 // 7:20 PM – 7:23 PM – 3

7:23 PM – 7:35 PM – 12 // 7:35 PM – 7:38 PM – 3

7:38 PM – 7:45 PM – 7 // 7:45 PM – 7:47 PM – 2

7:47 PM – 7:54 PM – 7 // 7:54 PM – 7:56 PM – 2

7:56 PM – 7:58 PM – 2 // 7:58 PM – 8:01 PM – 3

8:01 PM – 8:07 PM – 6 // 8:07 PM – 8:10 PM – 3

8:10 PM – 8:18 PM – 8 // 8:18 PM – 8:21 PM – 3

8:21 PM – 8:24 PM – 3 // 8:24 PM – 8:25 PM – 1

8:25 PM – 8:26 PM – 1 // 8:26 PM – 8:28 PM – 2

8:28 PM – 8:29 PM – 1 // 8:29 PM – 8:31 PM – 2

8:31 PM – 8:37 PM – 6 // 8:37 PM – 8:40 PM – 3

8:40 PM – 8:47 PM – 7 // 8:47 PM – 8:50 PM – 3

8:50 PM – 8:55 PM – 5 // 8:55 PM – 8:58 PM – 3

8:58 PM – 8:59 PM – 1 // 8:59 PM – 9:02 PM – 3

9:02 PM – 9:10 PM – 8 // 9:10 PM – 9:12 PM – 2

9:12 PM – 9:22 PM – 10 // 9:22 PM – 9:23 PM – 1

9:23 PM – 9:24 PM – 1 // 9:24 PM – 9:25 PM – 1

9:25 PM – 10:13 PM – 48 // 10:13 PM – 10:14 PM – 1

10:14 PM – 10:24 PM – 10 // 10:24 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 198 Total comm. brdcst time 61

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

9:32 PM – 9:35 PM
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Chevy; KFC; ‘Masterminds’ movie #MasterMinds ; NASCAR.com/Green; ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’

9:40 PM – 9:43 PM
GE; Coca-Cola (Austin Dillon); Progressive; Smithfield Foods; Richmond International Raceway ; Golf on NBC

9:47 PM – 9:49 PM
Bank of America/getcashback ; Ford; Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s; Advance Auto Parts; upcoming Xfinity race

9:57 PM – 9:59 PM
Busch Beer; Sprint.com/freedom; Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s; Mobil 1; Toyota #ToyotaNation; upcoming Sprint Cup race