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 6:39 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 above the running order.

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 2018 TicketGuardian 500

Total number of commercials: 122

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 49
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 24
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 11
Number of times Fox 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): 153

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 25 (companies: Monster Energy; McDonal’s $ Menu; Kroger Click List; Jimmy John’s; Pizza Hut; Coca-Cola CocaColaRacing 5 Hour Energy Extra Strength; Busch Beer; Twisted Tea; Chevy; Ford Performance, "Ford Hall of Fans":http://www.nascar.com/ford ; Toyota, TRD, ToyotaRacing #NASCARGoesWest ; Sunoco; GoodYear; WeatherTech.com; Geico; Nationwide; Progressive; Credit One Bank; Duracell; ‘Skip & Shannon Undisputed’ on FS1; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race AutoClubSpeedway.com )

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

NASCAR on Fox
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 10s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Penske Racing Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Phoenix Race Format’
Monster Energy ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Replay’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers – Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Phoenix Spring Winners’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bernie’s Top 10’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Winner’
GoodYear ‘Race Off Pit Road’
ebay motors ‘Pit Box’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Description’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Weather Conditions’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Visor Cam’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting’
Midas ‘Driving Trust’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Chevy ‘In-Car Camera’
Sunoco ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
McDonald’s $ Menu ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
Ford Performance ‘Cutaway Car’
Xfinity ‘Fastest Pit Stops’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Most Stage Points Today’
Chevy ‘On the Track’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Started/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kevin Harvick – 3 in a Row… Maybe?’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Level One Penalty for the 4 Team’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘1st Cup Series Win at ISMR
NASCAR on Fox ‘Phoenix Radio Remix’
Busch ‘Race Summary’
Duracell ‘Power to the Finish’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 5 Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Last Lap Speed/Leader’s Speed’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Performance’
5 Hour Extra Strength ‘Move of the Race’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:39 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 189
Minutes of race broadcast: 146
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 43
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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

‘OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession?’ – 4
‘Wicked Tuna’ – 2
‘Trust’ on FX – 1
Upcoming Xfinity race on Fox – 1
‘Race Hub’ – 1
‘Big Bang Theory’ and ’2½ Men’ – 1
‘Daily Mail’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ’2½ Men’ – 1
‘Legion’ on FX – 1
‘911’ on Fox – 1
‘Skip & Shannon Undisputed’ – 1

Total: 14

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

NBC local news on Fox – 2
Giant Eagle Curbside Express – 1

Total: 3

Restaurants/Food

KFC – 4
McDonald’s – 3
Pizza Hut – 3
Five Hour Energy Drink (Martin Truex Jr.) #Backto100PerCent – 2
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 2
Coca-Cola – 1
Golden Corral – 1
Mello Yello – 1
Outback – 1

Total: 18

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 5
Twisted Tea (Ty Dillon) – 1

Total: 6

Car/Truck/Bike

ChooseNissan.com – 5
Chevy – 4
Ford – 4
Midas – 3
Toyota – 3
ShopHonda.com – 2
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ (various drivers) – 2
RamTrucks.com – 2
Neighborhood Ford Store – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1

Total: 28

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 4
Progressive – 2
USAA.com/insurance – 2

Total: 8

Wireless Phone

T-Mobile – 2
Verizon – 2

Total: 4

Technology

Amazon Fire TV – 1
Ring.com – 1

Total: 2

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Farxiga.com – 2
SaveonSymbicort.com – 2
Allegra D – 1
ebay fashion – 1
Entresto.com – 1
Nutrisystem turboformen.com – 1
Selsun Blue – 1

Total: 9

Political/Special Interest

National Republican Congressional Committee – 4

Total: 4

Racing Related

Martinsville Speedway – 1
NHRA – 1

Total: 2

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 – 3:36 PM – 3

3:36 PM – 3:41 PM – 5 // 3:41 PM – 3:43 PM – 2

3:43 PM – 3:52 PM – 9 // 3:52 PM – 3:54 PM – 2

3:54 PM – 4:00 PM – 6 // 4:00 PM – 4:03 PM – 3

4:03 PM – 4:04 PM – 1 // 4:04 PM – 4:07 PM – 3

4:07 PM – 4:12 PM – 5 // 4:12 PM – 4:15 PM – 3

4:15 PM – 4:27 PM – 12 // 4:27 PM – 4:30 PM – 3

4:30 PM – 4:32 PM – 2 // 4:32 PM – 4:35 PM – 3

4:35 PM – 4:42 PM – 7 // 4:42 PM – 4:44 PM – 2

4:44 PM – 4:50 PM – 6 // 4:50 PM – 4:52 PM – 2

4:52 PM – 4:56 PM – 4 // 4:56 PM – 4:58 PM – 2

4:58 PM – 5:12 PM – 14 // 5:12 PM – 5:15 PM – 3

5:15 PM – 5:17 PM – 2 // 5:17 PM – 5:20 PM – 3

5:20 PM – 5:26 PM – 6 // 5:26 PM – 5:29 PM – 3

5:29 PM – 5:35 PM – 6 // 5:35 PM – 5:38 PM – 3

5:38 PM – 5:52 PM – 14 // 5:52 PM – 5:55 PM – 3

5:55 PM – 6:39 PM – 44 // 6:39 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 146 Total comm. brdcst time 43

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

4:20 PM – 4:23 PM
Hooters9 (Chase Elliott); NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race #NASCARGoesWest ; Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming race #NASCARGoesWest

5:03 PM – 5:06 PM
Chevy; KFC; NASCAR.com/tickets; upcoming race Toyota (Denny Hamlin); upcoming Xfinity race #NASCARGoesWest; Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; Outback Steakhouse

6:06 PM – 6:08 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming race #NASCARGoesWest ; Hooters9 (Chase Elliott); Verizon ; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race

6:22 PM – 6:24 PM
Ford; KFC; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race #NASCARGoesWest ; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; Pizza Hut; NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming race #NASCARGoesWest