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 6:33 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 Auto Club 400

Total number of commercials: 116

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 62

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 92
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 54
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 24
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 16
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): 147

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 24 (companies: Monster Energy, Monster Energy Smoke Show, Monster Energy Free-Style Moto Cross; Kroger Click List; McDonald’s, McDonald’s Dollar Menu; Outback Steakhouse; Pizza Hut; Coca-Cola CocaColaRacing ; 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; NHRA; ‘Speak for Yourself’ ; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on Fox
NASCAR on Fox ‘Inland Empire NASCAR Tracks’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kevin Harvick – Four for Four’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – End the Drought’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pole Sitter’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Front Row Starters’
Monster Energy ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starting’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
Ford Performance ‘Car’
Toyota Camry XSE ‘Pace Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Format’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Fox Visor Cam’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘1st Cup Win at Auto Club Speedway’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bernie’s Top 10’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Home Tracks’
Busch ‘In-Car Camera’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/Started’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 10s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Penske Racing Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club Fact’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/Started’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers – Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Most Auto Club Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club Winners’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ’78 Pit Crew’
Toyota ‘Race Off Pit Road’
ebay motors ‘Pit Box’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Points’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson at Mt. Baldy’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Since Restart/Before Pit/Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on Fox ’3 Pit Crew’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Friday Practice’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Xfinity ‘Fastest Pit Stops’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/High/Low’
Duracell ‘Driving Trust’
McDonald’s Dollar Menu ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Monster Energy ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Results’
Busch ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 & 2 Winner’
Monster Energy ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crew Chief’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Started/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
Outback ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Cars that Didn’t Attempt a Qualifying Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Performance’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Last 7 Auto Club Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Wins this Season’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Last 4 Auto Club Races Went to Overtime’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Interval’
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: 6:33 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 183
Minutes of race broadcast: 143
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 40
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1 Referred to, but not shown

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

Breakdown of what the commercials were for, by category:

Fox/TV Previews/Promos

‘One Strange Rock’ on NatGeo – 2
‘LA to Vegas’ – 2
‘911’ on Fox – 2
Sunday Funday on Fox – 2
Upcoming Cup race on Fox – 1
Soccer on Fox Sports – 1
‘Big Bang Theory’ – 1
‘Big Bang Theory’ and ’2½ Men’ – 1
‘Legion’ on FX – 1
‘Skip & Shannon Undisputed’ – 1

Total: 14

Movies

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – 1

Total: 1

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

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

Total: 3

Restaurants/Food

McDonald’s – 5
KFC – 4
Coca-Cola – 2
Five Hour Energy Drink (Martin Truex Jr.) #Backto100PerCent – 2
Golden Corral – 1
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1
Pizza Hut – 1

Total: 16

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 3
Twisted Tea (Ty Dillon) – 1

Total: 4

Car/Truck/Bike

ChooseNissan.com – 4
Chevy – 4
Ford – 4
Toyota – 3
AAA.com/SlowDown – 2
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ – 2
Neighborhood Ford Store – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
ShopHonda.com – 1
Marathon Gas – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1
RamTrucks.com – 1
Car Sense – 1

Total: 26

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 4
Progressive – 2
HighmarkLivingProof.com #LivingProof – 1
UPMC – 1
USAA.com/insurance – 1

Total: 9

Wireless Phone

Sprint.com – 1

Total: 1

Financial

H&R Block – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Amazon Fire TV – 1
‘Far Cry 5’ – 1
Ring.com – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

ebay fashion – 3
Farxiga.com – 2
Allegra D – 1
Blue Nile – 1
Icy Hot SmartRelief.com – 1
Just For Men – 1
Selsun Blue – 1
SaveonSymbicort.com – 1
ZantacOTC.com – 1

Total: 12

Racing Related

NHRA – 1
Martinsville Speedway – 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 – 3:57 PM – 14 // 3:57 PM – 3:59 PM – 2

3:59 PM – 4:04 PM – 5 // 4:04 PM – 4:06 PM – 2

4:06 PM – 4:11 PM – 5 // 4:11 PM – 4:14 PM – 3

4:14 PM – 4:19 PM – 5 // 4:19 PM – 4:22 PM – 3

4:22 PM – 4:36 PM – 14 // 4:36 PM – 4:39 PM – 3

4:39 PM – 4:42 PM – 3 // 4:42 PM – 4:45 PM – 3

4:45 PM – 4:52 PM – 7 // 4:52 PM – 4:54 PM – 2

4:54 PM – 4:59 PM – 5 // 4:59 PM – 5:00 PM – 1

5:00 PM – 5:06 PM – 6 // 5:06 PM – 5:08 PM – 2

5:08 PM – 5:18 PM – 10 // 5:18 PM – 5:21 PM – 3

5:21 PM – 5:28 PM – 7 // 5:28 PM – 5:31 PM – 3

5:31 PM – 5:34 PM – 3 // 5:34 PM – 5:37 PM – 3

5:37 PM – 5:42 PM – 5 // 5:42 PM – 5:45 PM – 3

5:45 PM – 5:53 PM – 8 // 5:53 PM – 5:55 PM – 2

5:55 PM – 6:33 PM – 38 // 6:33 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 143 Total comm. brdcst time 40

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

4:29 PM – 4:31 PM
Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; Toyota (Denny Hamlin); KFC; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming Xfinity race

5:14 PM – 5:17 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Verizon ; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; Baseball on FS1; NASCAR.com/trucks upcoming CWTS race; Hooters9 (Chase Elliott)

6:01 PM – 6:04 PM
Chevy; Outback Steakhouse; NASCAR.com/tickets; Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; Verizon ; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; KFC

6:12 PM – 6:14 PM
Ford; ebay fashion; NASCAR.com/trucks upcoming CWTS race; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; Pizza Hut; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race