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 6:04 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

FS1 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 STP 500

Total number of commercials: 89

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 67
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 43
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 22
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 14
Number of times FS1 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): 123

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23 (companies: Monster Energy; STP; AutoZone AutoZoneCarChannel #22CarChannel FoxSportsGo app; Pizza Hut; KFC; Jimmy John’s; Kroger Click List; Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing; Chevy Chevy.com Ford Performance; Ford F150; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Allstate Motorcycle Insurance; WeatherTech.com; AARP; Credit One Bank; Baseball on FS1; NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 1 min. 20 sec.

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

NASCAR on FS1
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Short Track Racing’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starting’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Grandstand Roof’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘@mikejoy500 AllWaltrip JeffGordonWeb’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Rookie’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Larson – 1 Win 4 Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Larson – 2 Career Wins’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘HMS Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Penske Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘JGR Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘To the Rear’
Ford Performance ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Leaders/Behind’
AutoZone ‘On Board’
STP ‘On Board’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Replay’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/Started’
Ford Performance ‘On Board’
Jimmy John’s ‘On Board’
Monster Energy Cup Series ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘1st Career MS Race Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘FRR Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Erik Jones – 2016 Xfinity Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – 3 Top 10 Finishes in Last 4 MS Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘@MW55’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Daniel Suarez 1 Lap Down’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Joey Logano Foot Cam’
AARP ‘Keys to the Drive’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Busch – MS Spring/Fall’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on FS1’@MattYocum’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Led’
Ford ‘Cutaway Car’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Position’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 2013 Cup Rookie of the Year’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Speeding Penalties Today’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Denny Hamlin – 3 Top 3 Finishes in Last 4 MS Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – 7 Career Wins’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘WBR Team’
Liberty Mutual ‘Worry Less Strategy’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – 2nd DNF of the Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Winner’
Sunoco ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Last Win March ‘17’
ebay motors ‘Pit Box’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Chase Elliott – 2nd Career CWTS Win’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Cole Whitt – Best Career Finish 11th DIS
NASCAR on FS1 ‘HMS Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Commentators’
KFC Georgia Gold ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage Wins This Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘@JamieLittletv’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Biggest Movers – Since Restart’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Leaders’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘FRR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Trevor Bayne – Finish Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Busch – Short Track Career’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2 Results’
Coca-Cola Racing Family ‘Update’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2 Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Chase Elliott – Best Finish 2nd Twice’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Top 5/Best Finish’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Involved in Wreck’
ebay motors ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Points Today’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘SHR Team’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Most MS Wins’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Aric Almirola – 1 Career Win DIS
AutoZone ‘Full Throttle’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Start/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reed Sorenson – Best Career Finish 3rd’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘RFR Running Order’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Coverage’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Recap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kevin Harvick – Consecutive Races with Top 5 Finish 2’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Matt Dibenedetto – Best Finish 6th at BMS
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Ryan Blaney – 2 Laps Down’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Laps Led’
STP ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 8 Career Wins’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘MS Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘RCR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Program Alert’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:04 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 244
Minutes of race broadcast: 212
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 32
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:

FS1/TV Previews/Promos

Baseball on Fox/FS1 – 2
Upcoming Cup race on Fox – 2
‘Race Hub’ – 2
Upcoming Xfinity race on Fox – 1
UFC FS1 – 1
‘Fargo’ on FX – 1
USGA on Fox – 1

Total: 10

Restaurants/Food

KFC – 4
Applebees – 1
Mello Yello – 1
Monster Energy – 1
Mountain Dew – 1
Smithfield – 1

Total: 9

Car/Truck/Bike

RamTrucks.com – 4
Ford – 4
CanAmOffRoad – 4
ebay motors – 3
Chevy – 2
Toyota (Toyota drivers) #ToyotaNation – 2
WeatherTech.com – 2
Alfa Romeo Giulia – 1
ChevyDealer.com – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #GoodYearRacing – 1
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 1
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ – 1

Total: 26

Insurance/Health

AAA – 1

Total: 1

Home Improvement

DR Power Grader – 1

Total: 1

Technology

DirecTV/4k – 1
Evony – 1
Mobile Strike – 1
Xfinity.com/stream – 1

Total: 4

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Xyzal – 2
Cialis – 2
Allegra – 1
Keytruda – 1
Nasacort – 1
ProudlyPropane.com – 1
Skechers – 1

Total: 9

Travel

Ohio.org – 1
VisitMyrtleBeach.com – 1

Total: 2

Racing Related

NHRA – 2
NASCAR.com/kidstix – 1
Lernerville Speedway – 1
Richmond International Raceway – 1

Total: 5

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 – 2:03 PM – 3 // 2:03 PM – 2:06 PM – 3

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

2:12 PM – 2:25 PM – 13 // 2:25 PM – 2:27 PM – 2

2:27 PM – 2:35 PM – 8 // 2:35 PM – 2:37 PM – 2

2:37 PM – 2:46 PM – 9 // 2:46 PM – 2:48 PM – 2

2:48 PM – 2:54 PM – 6 // 2:54 PM – 2:56 PM – 2

2:56 PM – 3:02 PM – 6 // 3:02 PM – 3:04 PM – 2

3:04 PM – 3:15 PM – 11 // 3:15 PM – 3:18 PM – 3

3:18 PM – 3:21 PM – 3 // 3:21 PM – 3:23 PM – 2

3:23 PM – 3:33 PM – 10 // 3:33 PM – 3:35 PM – 2

3:35 PM – 3:39 PM – 4 // 3:39 PM – 3:41 PM – 2

3:41 PM – 4:08 PM – 27 // 4:08 PM – 4:11 PM – 3

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

4:18 PM – 4:28 PM – 10 // 4:28 PM – 4:30 PM – 2

4:30 PM – 6:04 PM – 94 // 6:04 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 212 Total comm. brdcst time 32

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

3:51 PM – 3:54 PM
Duralast at AutoZone (Joey Logano); Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing (Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon, Danica Patrick, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman); GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); KFC; upcoming Cup race; upcoming Xfinity race

4:52 PM – 4:54 PM
Toyota (Toyota drivers) #ToyotaNation; Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); AutoZone; KFC; upcoming Cup race

5:06 PM – 5:08 PM
AutoZone; Smithfield; Geico; KFC; upcoming Cup race; upcoming Xfinity race

5:32 PM – 5:34 PM
Ford F150; AARP/possibilities (Jeff Gordon); Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing (Denny Hamlin, Danica Patrick, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon); AutoZone; NASCAR.com/tickets