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 Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the race at 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:59 PM (all times are EST). 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 AAA Texas 500

Total number of commercials: 126

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 104
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 55
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 22
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 13
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 5

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 195

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 29 (companies: Monster Energy; Smithfield Foods; Kroger Click List; Subway; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; MBVans.com ; Polaris RZR; Sunoco Fuel; GoodYear Tires; Performance Plus Motor Oil; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Nationwide; Marshalltown; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; NHL on NBCSN; Winter Olympics on NBCSN; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NBC Sports on SiriusXM channel 90; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Mobile; NASCAR.com/Tickets; NASCAR.com/Shop; #AskNBC on twitter; ‘Post-Race’ and ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN #VictoryLap; ‘NASCAR Heat 2’ video game; 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 ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Finished 5th at M’Ville Last Week’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – Finished 4th at M’Ville Last Week’
Chevy Camaro XL2 ‘Pace Car’
Bank of America ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoffs’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
Professional Plus Motor Oil ‘On-Board Camera’
Nationwide ‘On-Board Camera’
Kroger Click List ‘On-Board Camera’
Credit One Bank ‘On-Board Camera’
Ford Performance ‘On-Board Camera’
Toyota ‘On-Board Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Turns 1 & 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Backstretch’
Outback ‘Curbside Takeaways’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Conditions’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Advanced’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Leaderboard’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘ __ Laps Led Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Manufacturer’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Hottest Race Days at TMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
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 on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR Heat 2 ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Toyota Camry ‘On-Track Car’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 10 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 5 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Results’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Winner’
NASCAR Heat 2 ‘Stage 2 Intermission’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Larson – 5th Stage Win this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Drivers Points Earned Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stock Car Smarts Booth’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Points Position’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 2017 on 1.5 mi Tracks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – Pit Strategy’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Crew All-Stars’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 7 DNFs this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – 50 Races Since Last Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – 5 Points Ahead of 5th’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Red Flag’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Larson – 3rd Straight DNF
Polaris RZR ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Most Laps Led in a Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for the Lead’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Secs. Behind the Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH at the Line’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Best TMS Finish 2nd (twice)’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:59 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 239
Minutes of race broadcast: 195
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 44
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:

NBCSN/TV Previews/Promos

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network & NBC & Amazon Prime – 3
Olympics on NBC – 2
NHL on NBCSN – 2
Upcoming Cup race on NBC Sports – 1
NFL Players Assn. – 1
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 1
‘Damnation’ on USA – 1
‘The Job Intervirew’ – 1

Total: 12

Movies

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ – 2
‘Cars 3’ on BluRay – 1

Total: 3

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

Treasure Hunt Coins – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

Outback – 6
Papa Johns – 4
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 4
Coke Zero Sugar – 4
Arby’s – 3
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 3
Smithfield – 2
Coca-Cola – 2
Hooters (Chase Elliott) – 2
Mello Yello – 2
Burger King – 1
Jack Link’s – 1
KFC – 1
Monster Energy – 1
Sonic – 1
Subway – 1

Total: 38

Beer/Alcohol

Yuengling Beer – 2
Coors Light – 1

Total: 3

Car/Truck/Bike

Polaris – 4
Chevy – 3
Ford – 3
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #GoodYearRacing – 2
CanAmOffRoad – 2
RamTrucks.com – 2
Toyota Camry – 2
Chevy (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1

Total: 19

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3
Geico.com – 2
A Place for Mom – 1
Butler Health System – 1
Esurance.com – 1
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1

Total: 9

Financial

Bank of America/FriendsAgain – 3

Total: 3

Education

Independence University – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Amazon Alexa – 1
Xfinity.com/stores – 1
Xfinity.com/moving – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Keytruda – 2
Farxiga.com – 1
GE – 1
KinektDesign.com – 1
Trulicity.com – 1
YMCA – 1

Total: 7

Travel

Discover Deep Creek – 3
UniversalParks.com – 1

Total: 4

Racing Related

Atlanta Motor 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:

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

2:05 PM – 2:09 PM – 4 // 2:09 PM – 2:11 PM – 2

2:11 PM – 2:26 PM – 15 // 2:26 PM – 2:28 PM – 2

2:28 PM – 2:34 PM – 6 // 2:34 PM – 2:37 PM – 3

2:37 PM – 2:43 PM – 6 // 2:43 PM – 2:45 PM – 2

2:45 PM – 2:54 PM – 9 // 2:54 PM – 2:56 PM – 2

2:56 PM – 3:02 PM – 6 // 3:02 PM – 3:05 PM – 3

3:05 PM – 3:06 PM – 1 // 3:06 PM – 3:08 PM – 2

3:08 PM – 3:14 PM – 6 // 3:14 PM – 3:17 PM – 3

3:17 PM – 3:25 PM – 8 // 3:25 PM – 3:27 PM – 2

3:27 PM – 3:31 PM – 4 // 3:31 PM – 3:33 PM – 2

3:33 PM – 3:45 PM – 12 // 3:45 PM – 3:48 PM – 3

3:48 PM – 3:56 PM – 8 // 3:56 PM – 3:58 PM – 2

3:58 PM – 4:01 PM – 3 // 4:01 PM – 4:03 PM – 2

4:03 PM – 4:09 PM – 6 // 4:09 PM – 4:11 PM – 2

4:11 PM – 4:42 PM – 31 // 4:42 PM – 4:44 PM – 2

4:44 PM – 4:49 PM – 5 // 4:49 PM – 4:51 PM – 2

4:51 PM – 5:08 PM – 17 // 5:08 PM – 5:10 PM – 2

5:10 PM – 5:20 PM – 10 // 5:20 PM – 5:22 PM – 2

5:22 PM – 5:32 PM – 10 // 5:32 PM – 5:34 PM – 2

5:34 PM – 5:59 PM – 25 // 5:59 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 195 Total comm. brdcst time 44

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

4:20 PM – 4:22 PM
Sunoco #EssenceofRacing ; Sonic; Geico; Smithfield Foods; Sonic; NFL Players Assn.

4:28 PM – 4:31 PM
Hooters #Hooters24 (Chase Elliott); Toyota (Toyota drivers); GE; upcoming race

5:01 PM – 5:03 PM
Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.); Sonic; Coke Zero Sugar; Sonic; NHL on NBCSN

5:42 PM – 5:44 PM
Geico; Sonic; GE; Sonic; Dale Earnhardt Jr. #Appreci88ion

5:48 PM – 5:50 PM
Toyota/Camry; Sonic; Nationwide (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)