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 3:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:48 PM (all times are EDT). 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 2017 Auto Club 400

Total number of commercials: 117

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 61

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 92
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 25
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 16
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 5
Number of starts for NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver: 600 Congratulatons, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 102

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 30 (companies: Monster Energy; Monster Energy Smoke Show; #EverythingIsGreat RowdyBusch.com The Kyle Busch Foundation; Smithfield; Pizza Hut; KFC; KFC Georgia Gold; Kroger Click List; Twisted Tea; Busch Beer; Budweiser; Coca-Cola CocaColaRacing; Chevy; Chevy Silverado; Ford Performance; Ford Commercial Vehicles; Dodge Ram Trucks; Toyota ToyotaRacing #NASCARGoesWest; Sunoco; GoodYear; WeatherTech.com; Nationwide; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Allstate Motorcycle Insurance; ebay motors; Credit One Bank; AARP; Cialis; Bass Pro Shops; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; ‘Race Day’ on FS1; upcoming Martinsville Cup race; upcoming Richmond Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 2 min. 35 sec.

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

NASCAR on Fox
Pizza Hut ‘Countdown to Command’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Sweet Home Alabama California Drivers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pole Sitter’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting Line Up”
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rookie’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Penske Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski ’15 AC Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson – 6 time AC Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Finished 6th in Only AC Race 2016’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
Toyota Camry XSE ‘Pace Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders/Behind’
Busch Beer ‘On Board’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1’
Ford Performance ‘On Board’
Twisted Tea ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Performance ‘Track Facts’
Busch Beer ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘On Board’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Replay’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/Started’
Twisted Tea ‘On Board’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch 3 time AC Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Joey Logano – 3 Top 10 Finishes in Last 4 AC Races’
Ford ‘Cutaway Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently’
AARP ‘Keys to the Drive’
NASCAR on Fox ‘On Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 8 Career Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Performance’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Green Flag Times – Last Sequence’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Clint Bowyer – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Clint Bowyer – 14th Year in Cup’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘CGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kurt Busch – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – 1 Lap Down’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Breakdown’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Winner’
Liberty Mutual ‘Worry Less Strategy’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
ebay motors ‘Pit Box’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Michael McDowell – Best Career Finish 7th DIS
NASCAR on Fox ‘FRR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Erik Jones – ’16 Xfinity Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Erik Jones – Best Race Finishes in 2 of Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – Won 2 of Last 3 AC Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jensen Button – ’09 F1 World Champion’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – ’16 Cup Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on Fox ‘FRR Team’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
Smithfield ‘On Board’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
KFC Georgia Gold ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Winner’
Busch Beer ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RadioActive’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 14 Years in Cup’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Started/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – ’14 Cup Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on Fox ‘California Drivers Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – Finish Last 3 Races’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
ebay motors ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Gray Gaulding – 5 Career Cup Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Under Caution’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘CGR Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – Laps Led this Weekend’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Trends’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Avg. Lap of Last Caution: Lap 200’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Points Today’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Team’
Credit One Bank ’2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Larson – 16 Races Since Only Cup Win’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:48 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 198
Minutes of race broadcast: 160
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 38
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:

Fox/TV Previews/Promos

Upcoming Cup race on Fox – 3
’24 Legacy’ – 2
‘Fargo’ on FX – 1
‘Genius’ on NatGeo – 1
Baseball on FS1 – 1
‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ on Fox Business Network – 1
‘Maury’, ‘2½ Men’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ – 1
‘The Mick’ – 1
‘Prison Break’ – 1
‘Rollin’ with Nolan’ – 1
‘Skip & Shannon Undisputed’ – 1
‘2 ½ Men’ – 1
‘2 ½ Men’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ – 1
USGA on Fox – 1

Total: 17

Movies

‘Going in Style’ #GoinginStyle – 1
‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ – 1

Total: 2

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

NBC local news on Fox – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

KFC – 4
Pizza Hut – 3
Subway (Daniel Suarez) – 1
Coca-Cola – 1
Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing (Danica Patrick, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman) – 1

Total: 10

Beer/Alcohol

Budweiser – 1
Bud Light – 1
Michelob Ultra – 1
Twisted Tea (Ty Dillon) – 1

Total: 4

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 4
Neighborhood Ford Store – 4
Mazda – 3
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 2
Buyatoyota.com – 2
AAA.com/StayAlert – 2
CanAmOffRoad – 2
Chevy – 2
ChevyDealer.com – 2
ebay motors – 2
Exxon Mobil – 2
Honda – 2
WeatherTech.com – 2
Marathon Gas – 1
Toyota (Toyota drivers) #ToyotaNation – 1
Toyota (Kyle Busch) – 1
RamTrucks.com – 1

Total: 35

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 3
My24Info.com – 2
AARP (Jeff Gordon) – 1
Allstate – 1
HepCHope.com – 1
Nationwide – 1

Total: 9

Wireless Phone

Boost Mobile – 1

Total: 1

Education

GoProAtWyo.com – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 1

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Allegra – 2
Farxiga.com – 2
Nutrisystem Drop15Now.com – 1
ProudlyPropane.com – 1
SaveonSymbicort.com – 1
Xyzal – 1
Cialis – 1

Total: 9

Travel

Southwest.com – 1

Total: 1

Racing Related

Martinsville Speedway – 1

Total: 1

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:

3:30 PM – 3:33 PM – 3 // 3:33 PM – 3:37 PM – 4

3:37 PM – 3:41 PM – 4 // 3:41 PM – 3:43 PM – 2

3:43 PM – 3:54 PM – 11 // 3:54 PM – 3:57 PM – 3

3:57 PM – 4:06 PM – 9 // 4:06 PM – 4:08 PM – 2

4:08 PM – 4:12 PM – 4 // 4:12 PM – 4:14 PM – 2

4:14 PM – 4:20 PM – 6 // 4:20 PM – 4:23 PM – 3

4:23 PM – 4:36 PM – 13 // 4:36 PM – 4:39 PM – 3

4:39 PM – 4:43 PM – 4 // 4:43 PM – 4:46 PM – 3

4:46 PM – 4:55 PM – 9 // 4:55 PM – 4:57 PM – 2

4:57 PM – 5:01 PM – 4 // 5:01 PM – 5:03 PM – 2

5:03 PM – 5:10 PM – 7 // 5:10 PM – 5:12 PM – 2

5:12 PM – 5:26 PM – 14 // 5:26 PM – 5:28 PM – 2

5:28 PM – 5:33 PM – 5 // 5:33 PM – 5:35 PM – 2

5:35 PM – 5:46 PM – 11 // 5:46 PM – 5:48 PM – 2

5:48 PM – 5:52 PM – 4 // 5:52 PM – 5:54 PM – 2

5:54 PM – 6:05 PM – 11 // 6:05 PM – 6:07 PM – 2

6:07 PM – 6:48 PM – 41 // 6:48 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 160 Total comm. brdcst time 38

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

4:28 PM – 4:31 PM
Toyota #ToyotaNation ; ‘Lou Dobbs’ on Fox Business Network; Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); upcoming CWTS race on Fox; KFC; NASCAR.com/KidsTix

5:17 PM – 5:19 PM
AARP/possibilities (Jeff Gordon); upcoming NASCAR Cup race; GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Toyota #ToyotaNation ; upcoming CWTS race on Fox

6:09 PM – 6:11 PM
Toyota #ToyotaNation ; AARP/possibilities (Jeff Gordon); KFC; Baseball on FS1; NASCAR.com/KidsTix

6:13 PM – 6:15 PM
Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing (Denny Hamlin, Danica Patrick, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Joey Logano); Smithfield Foods; Duralast at AutoZone (Joey Logano); upcoming Cup race; upcoming CWTS race on Fox

6:18 PM – 6:20 PM
Ford; KFC; Geico; upcoming CWTS race on Fox; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1