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 Moment-of-Silence for Ted Christopher at the beginning of the race at 2:50 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:54 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 2017 Tales of the Turtles 400

Total number of commercials: 96

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 64
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 45
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 32
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 23
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 6

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 119

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26 (companies: SherryStrong.org ; Monster Energy; Smithfield Foods, WintheKing.com ; Jimmy John’s; Subway; Kroger Click List; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; Polaris RZR; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Aspen Dental; ‘The Brave’ on NBC; Sunday Night Football on NBC; IRL Race on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR Heat 2’ video game; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Post-Race’ show on NBCSN; NBC Sports on Sirius XM channel 90; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Shop; NASCAR.com/RaceView; upcoming Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 2 min 25 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – 6 Top 10 Finishes in Last 8 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Austin Dillon – Finished 14th in ‘16’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Ryan Blaney – Started 22nd and finished 4th’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Larson – 11 Top 2 Finishes in 26 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Regular Season Champion’
Monster Energy ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoffs’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
Toyota ‘On-Board Camera’
Jimmy John’s ‘On-Board Camera’
Ford Performance ‘On-Board Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘On-Board Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – Last Champion Before the Playoff Era’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – 10 Straight Races Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – ’15 MECS Champion’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – 1 Win this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘ __ Laps Led Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Manufacturer’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Leaderboard’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Fast Lap Time’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
Toyota Camry ‘On-Track Car’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Drivers Pit Penalties’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Ryan Newman – 8th Playoff Appearance’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – 15 Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kurt Busch – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Pit Road Closed with 2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Winner’
NASCAR Heat 2 ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – 12th Stage Win this Season’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Daniel Suarez – ’16 Xfinity Champion’
NBCEEit
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Behind Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for the Lead’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Made Playoffs on Points (14 Top 10 Finishes this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Best Finish 2nd 3 Times’
NASCAR Heat 2’ Non-Stop’
Carl’s Jr. ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non-Stop’
5 Hour Energy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Results’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Winner’
NASCAR Heat 2 ‘Radio Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – 3rd Stage Win this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Points Earned Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Format/Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leading the Charge’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
Subway ‘Fresh Take’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage Winners’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Drivers to Win on Birthday’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Leader’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Wins/Top 5/Top 10/Laps Led/Avg. Finish’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Verizon IndyCar Series Current Standings’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’2018 Free Agents’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Lap Summary’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:50 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:54 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 184
Minutes of race broadcast: 156
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 28
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 14

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

Olympics on NBC – 3
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 2
Thursday Night Football on NFL Network – 2
F1 on NBCSN – 1
Soccer on NBCSN – 1
‘The Brave’ – 1
‘Hazing in America’ on NBC – 1
‘Vice Principals’ on HBO – 1

Total: 12

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

CampersInn.com/Pittsburgh – 1
Treasure Hunt Coins – 1

Total: 2

Restaurants/Food

Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 3
Mello Yello – 3
Arby’s – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink #my5hour – 1
Smithfield – 1

Total: 9

Beer/Alcohol

Budweiser – 2
Coors Light – 2
Bud Light – 1

Total: 5

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 3
ChevyDealer.com – 2
Toyota Camry – 2
Chevy – 1
RamTrucks.com – 1
Jeep – 1
JohnDeere.com/gator – 1
ChooseNissan.com – 1

Total: 12

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 1
Progressive – 1

Total: 2

Home Improvement

Home Advisor – 2

Total: 2

Financial

Bank of America/FriendsAgain – 3

Total: 3

Technology

Amazon Prime – 1
SportsEngine.com – 1
Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

BuyLEESA.com – 2
Chantix – 2
IKEA – 2
Lyrica – 1
SaveonSymbicort.com – 1
DollarShaveClub.com – 1
Gorilla Tape and Glue – 1

Total: 10

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/Playoffs Camping World Truck Series – 1
‘Road to Race Day’ on Go90 – 1
NASCARHeat.com (Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski) – 1
WoO at Lernerville Speedway – 1

Total: 4

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:

2:50 PM – 2:53 PM – 3 // 2:53 PM – 2:55 PM – 2

2:55 PM – 2:59 PM – 4 // 2:59 PM – 3:01 PM – 2

3:01 PM – 3:17 PM – 16 // 3:17 PM – 3:19 PM – 2

3:19 PM – 3:24 PM – 5 // 3:24 PM – 3:26 PM – 2

3:26 PM – 3:34 PM – 8 // 3:34 PM – 3:36 PM – 2

3:36 PM – 3:43 PM – 7 // 3:43 PM – 3:45 PM – 2

3:45 PM – 3:53 PM – 8 // 3:53 PM – 3:55 PM – 2

3:55 PM – 3:58 PM – 3 // 3:58 PM – 4:01 PM – 3

4:01 PM – 4:11 PM – 10 // 4:11 PM – 4:13 PM – 2

4:13 PM – 4:23 PM – 10 // 4:23 PM – 4:25 PM – 2

4:25 PM – 4:42 PM – 17 // 4:42 PM – 4:44 PM – 2

4:44 PM – 4:47 PM – 3 // 4:47 PM – 4:49 PM – 2

4:49 PM – 4:53 PM – 4 // 4:53 PM – 4:56 PM – 3

4:56 PM – 5:54 PM – 58 // 5:54 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 156 Total comm. brdcst time 28

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

4:28 PM – 4:28 PM
NASCAR Heat 2’ (Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski)

4:34 PM – 4:37 PM
Jeep; Busch Beer; Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s; Coca-Cola; Geico; Winter Olympics on NBC

5:03 PM – 5:06 PM
GE; Coors Light; Sonic; Toyota/Camry; upcoming Cup race; IRL on NBCSN

5:14 PM – 5:17 PM
Sunoco EssenceofRacing.com; Chevy; Smithfield Foods; John Deere/Gator; TalladegaSuperSpeedway.com ; Thursday Night Football on NFL Network

5:22 PM – 5:25 PM
Subway; Jeep; Coke Zero; John Deere/Gator; KansasSpeedway.com

5:36 PM – 5:38 PM
Geico; Sonic; Toyota #ToyotaNation (Toyota drivers); Smithfield Foods; Sonic; upcoming Cup race; upcoming Cup race; Sunday Night Football on NBC