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 1:48 PM, stopped for a rain delay at 1:58 PM; restarted recording times at 7:13 PM, and stopped at another rain delay at 11:13 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 AAA Texas 500

Total number of commercials: 136

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 55

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 116
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 20
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBCSN 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: 25 (companies: AAA; Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; MBVans.com; Sunoco; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Sprint; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Navy Federal Credit Union; GE; AARP; NBC News ‘Decision Night in America’; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/ChasePromoNow ; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/RaceView; ‘NASCAR America’ presented by Advance Auto Parts on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming SC race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 15 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
TRD ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Sunoco ‘On Board’
Busch Beer ‘On Board’
Ford ‘On Board’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Finished 5th in ’15 Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 6 Wins (Most All Time)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – Finished 3rd at MVille Last Week’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – 2 Top 5 Finishes’
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Animation’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Caution Lap 28’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Tracker/Advanced/In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid/Pit In/Pit Out’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Pts. as They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Last 10 Lap Times (Secs.)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – 53 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Green Flag Run 33 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’9 Documented Tire Issues in Last Year’s Fall Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Tire Problems’
Sprint ‘Joey Logano – Two Top 3 Finishes in Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
Sprint ‘JGR – No Wins in 7 Chase Races this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSNJGR Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – This Weekend’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Season High 175 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 6 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Most Laps Led on 1.5 mi Tracks this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
GoodYear Eagle ‘Tires’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘Carl Edwards – 11 Career Wins on 1.5 mi Tracks (3 at TMS)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – 24 Races Since Last Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Team Members’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:48 PM
Stop time for rain delay: 1:58 PM
Restart time to record race/commercial periods: 7:13 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:13 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 250
Minutes of race broadcast: 193
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 57
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 9

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:

_ NBCSN/TV Previews/Promos_

‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ – 4
Soccer on NBC/NBCSN – 3
‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors’ – 2
“Decision Night in America” on NBC – 1
Thursday Night Football on NFL Network – 1
NFL.com – 1
NFL.com/Shop – 1
‘Superstore’ – 1

Total: 14

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

NBC local news – 3
MonroevilleChryslerJeep.com – 1

Total: 4

Restaurants/Food

Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 4
Outback – 4
Smithfield – 4
Sonic – 3
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 3
NOS (Kyle Busch) – 2
Coca-Cola (Joey Logano) – 1
Coca-Cola (Denny Hamlin) – 1
Coca-Cola Racing Family (Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin) #CokePitStop – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink – 1
Golden Corral – 1
McDonald’s – 1

Total: 26

Beer/Alcohol

Busch (Kevin Harvick) – 1

Total: 1

Car/Truck/Bike

Mobil1/OurNormal – 5
Ford – 4
Chevy – 3
RamTrucks.com – 2
RamTrucks.com/rebel – 2
Mercedes Benz Vans – 2
PennZoil Synthetics – 2
Toyota Corolla – 2
Lucas Oil – 1
CanAmOffRoad – 1
Toyota – 1
Toyota Tundra (Carl Edwards) – 1

Total: 26

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3
AARP/possibilities – 2
The Addiction Network 800-859-4027 – 1
Geico.com – 1
Geico (Casey Mears) – 1
Nationwide – 1
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1

Total: 10

Wireless Phone

Sprint/network – 3
Sprint/iphone – 2

Total: 5

Financial

Bank of America/getcashback – 2
Bank of America/MilitarySupport – 1
Citi.com/doublecash – 1

Total: 4

Technology

GoPro.com – 2
‘Dishonored 2’ – 1
Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 4

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Cialis – 2
GE – 2
Farxiga.com – 1

Total: 5

Travel

West Virginia.com – 1

Total: 1

Military

NavyFederal.org – 3

Total: 3

Political/Special Interest

Donald Trump – 2
Hillary Clinton – 1
Josh Shapiro – 1
Senate Leadership Fund – 1

Total: 5

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/TheChase – 3
NASCARHeat.com – 3
GetRedBulletin.com/tv – 2

Total: 8

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:

1:48 PM – 1:51 PM – 3 // 1:51 PM – 1:53 PM – 2

1:53 PM – 1:58 PM – 5 // 1:58 PM – Rain Delay

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7:13 PM – 7:14 PM – 1 // 7:14 PM – 7:16 PM – 2

7:16 PM – 7:43 PM – 27 // 7:43 PM – 7:44 PM – 1

7:44 PM – 7:57 PM – 13 // 7:57 PM – 8:00 PM – 3

8:00 PM – 8:03 PM – 3 // 8:03 PM – 8:05 PM -2

8:05 PM – 8:12 PM – 7 // 8:12 PM – 8:15 PM – 3

8:15 PM – 8:19 PM – 4 // 8:19 PM – 8:22 PM – 3

8:22 PM – 8:31 PM – 9 // 8:31 PM – 8:34 PM – 3

8:34 PM – 8:42 PM – 8 // 8:42 PM – 8:44 PM – 2

8:44 PM – 8:50 PM – 6 // 8:50 PM – 8:53 PM – 3

8:53 PM – 8:59 PM – 6 // 8:59 PM – 9:02 PM – 3

9:02 PM – 9:05 PM – 3 // 9:05 PM – 9:08 PM – 3

9:08 PM – 9:09 PM – 1 // 9:09 PM – 9:11 PM – 2

9:11 PM – 9:15 PM – 4 // 9:15 PM – 9:18 PM – 3

9:18 PM – 9:26 PM – 8 // 9:26 PM – 9:29 PM – 3

9:29 PM – 9:33 PM – 4 // 9:33 PM – 9:36 PM – 3

9:36 PM – 9:44 PM – 8 // 9:44 PM – 9:46 PM – 2

9:46 PM – 9:52 PM – 6 // 9:52 PM – 9:55 PM – 3

9:55 PM – 10:06 PM – 11 // 10:06 PM – 10:09 PM – 3

10:09 PM – 10:12 PM – 3 // 10:12 PM – 10:15 PM – 3

10:15 PM – 10:22 PM – 7 // 10:22 PM – 10:24 PM – 2

10:24 PM – 10:30 PM – 6 // 10:30 PM – 10:33 PM – 3

10:33 PM – 11:13 PM – 40 // 11:13 PM – Race ends

Total race brdcst time 193 Total comm. brdcst time 57

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

10:36 PM – 10:38 PM
PennZoil Synthetics; Coca-Cola; MBVans.com; Progressive

10:44 PM – 10:46 PM
Sunoco (Jimmie Johnson); Sonic; Dodge Ram Trucks; GE; Atlanta Motor Speedway

10:58 PM – 11:00 PM
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Chevy; Sprint.com/network; Smithfield Foods; NASCAR.com/TheChase

11:10 PM – 11:13 PM
BankofAmerica/GetCashBack; Toyota Tundra (Carl Edwards); Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Mobil 1; Golden Corral; upcoming Xfinity race