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 1:54 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:57 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 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 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

Total number of commercials: 127

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 66

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 117
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 10
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 9
Number of times FS1 utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 2

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 165

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23 (companies: Monster Energy; Smith Charities ; Kroger Click List; Outback; Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; 5 Hour Energy drink, 5 Hour Energy drink Extra-Strength; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford, Ford Performance, Ford Hall of Fans ; Toyota, TRD; Sunoco; GoodYear; O’Reilly Auto Parts; WeatherTech.com; ebay motors ; Geico; Credit One Bank; Symbicort; Duracell; NHRA on FS1; Baseball on FS1; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on FS1
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Dallas/Ft. Worth Facts’
NASCAR on FS1 ’2018 Cup Series Winners’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Weather’
Monster Energy ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starting’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Crew Chief’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Road Report’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Spotter’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Bernie’s Top 10’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
Symbicort ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Replay’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Texas Finishes – Spring/Fall’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Track Description’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Format’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘__ Laps Led this Season’
Credit One Bank ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Top 10s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Races/Wins/Top 10s’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Position’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Busch – Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Texas Winners – Last 5 Spring Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kyle Busch – Last 4 Race Finishes’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Stop Penalty’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Speeding Penalties’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Green Flag Pit Times – Last Sequence’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Reporting’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Currently/Started’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Results’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Caution’
O’Reilly Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 1 Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage Wins this Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Performance’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Last Pit Stop’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘CGR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Top 10s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – Finishes Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Texas Radio Remix’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Laps Led’
Ford Performance ‘Car’
5 Hour Energy ‘Move of the Race’
Duracell ‘Driving Trust’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Kevin Harvick – Pit Crew’
ebay motors ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘PR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘SHR Running Order’
Chevy ‘On the Track’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Booth’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Texas Fact’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Who/What/Where/When/Why?’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Points/Top 10s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Erik Jones – Finishes Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Finishes Last 5 Races’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Roush Racing Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage 2 Results’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Most Stage Points Today’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage Winner’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Stage Winners Stage 1 & 2’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Wins this Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Next 3 Races’
Monster Energy ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Cars Involved in Wrecks this Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Fox Trax’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Started/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
Xfinity ‘Fastest Pit Stops’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Last 10 Texas Spring Races Avg. Lap of Last Caution’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Jamie McMurray – 154 Races Since Last Win’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Longest Dry Spells All-Time’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Winless Streaks’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Last Lap Speed/Leader’s Last Lap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Interval Behind Leader’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Pit Problems’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Starts/Top 5s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Top 5 – Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Recap’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘This Season’
NASCAR on FS1 ‘BMS Wins’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:54 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:57 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 243
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 43
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 4

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

Upcoming Cup race on Fox – 3
’24 Hours To Hell & Back’ on Fox – 2
Baseball on Fox Sports – 2
FIFA Cup on Fox – 2
‘Legion’ on FX – 2
‘America Inside Out’ on NatGeo – 1
College Basketball on FS1 – 1
Upcoming Xfinity race on Fox – 1
UFC Fight Night on Fox – 1
Fox News – 1
‘Race Hub’ – 1
US Open Golf on Fox Sports – 1

Total: 18

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

Giant Eagle Curbside Express – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

KFC – 7
Long John Silver’s – 3
McDonald’s – 3
Coca-Cola – 2
Applebees – 1
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 1
Dominos – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink (Martin Truex Jr.) #Backto100PerCent – 1
Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 1

Total: 20

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 3
Twisted Tea (Ty Dillon) – 2

Total: 5

Car/Truck/Bike

RamTrucks.com – 5
Chevy – 3
Ford – 3
Exxon Mobil – 2
Toyota Camry – 2
AutoZone – 2
Can-Am – 1
Duralast at Auto Zone – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Shell – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1
WeatherTech.com – 1

Total: 24

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3
Geico.com – 1

Total: 4

Wireless Phone

AT&T – 2

Total: 2

Home Improvement

Cub Cadet Dealers – 2

Total: 2

Financial

Citi.com – 4
Ameriprise – 2
CreditKarma.com/tax – 2
Credit One Bank – 1

Total: 9

Legal

Berger and Green – 1

Total: 1

Technology

‘Far Cry 5’ – 2
Xfinity.com – 2
DirecTVNow – 1

Total: 5

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Nasacort – 2
Skechers – 2
SaveonSymbicort.com – 2
Bass Pro Shops – 2
Icy Hot – 2
IGotZits.com – 2
Allegra – 1
Camping World – 1
Icy Hot SmartRelief.com – 1
Keytruda – 1
Xyzal – 1

Total: 17

Travel

AwayTravel.com – 3
ChoiceHotels.com – 1

Total: 4

Military

Navy.com – 2

Total: 2

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/tickets – 1
BristolTix.com – 1
Lernerville Speedway – 1

Total: 3

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:

1:54 PM – 1:57 PM – 3 // 1:57 PM – 1:59 PM – 2

1:59 PM – 2:04 PM – 5 // 2:04 PM – 2:07 PM – 3

2:07 PM – 2:17 PM – 10 // 2:17 PM – 2:19 PM – 2

2:19 PM – 2:26 PM – 7 // 2:26 PM – 2:29 PM – 3

2:29 PM – 2:35 PM – 6// 2:35 PM – 2:37 PM – 2

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

2:48 PM – 2:53 PM – 5 // 2:53 PM – 2:55 PM – 2

2:55 PM – 2:59 PM – 4 // 2:59 PM – 3:02 PM – 3

3:02 PM – 3:07 PM – 5 // 3:07 PM – 3:09 PM – 2

3:09 PM – 3:18 PM – 9 // 3:18 PM – 3:20 PM – 2

3:20 PM – 3:24 PM – 4 // 3:24 PM – 3:26 PM – 2

3:26 PM – 3:33 PM – 7 // 3:33 PM – 3:36 PM – 3

3:36 PM – 3:45 PM – 9 // 3:45 PM – 3:47 PM – 2

3:47 PM – 3:57 PM – 10 // 3:57 PM – 3:59 PM – 2

3:59 PM – 4:02 PM – 3 // 4:02 PM – 4:05 PM – 3

4:05 PM – 4:10 PM – 5 // 4:10 PM – 4:12 PM – 2

4:12 PM – 4:24 PM – 12 // 4:24 PM – 4:26 PM – 2

4:26 PM – 4:33 PM – 7 // 4:33 PM – 4:35 PM – 2

4:35 PM – 4:56 PM – 21 // 4:56 PM – 4:58 PM – 2

4:58 PM – 5:08 PM – 10 // 5:08 PM – 5:10 PM – 2

5:10 PM – 5:57 PM – 47 // 5:57 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 198 Total comm. brdcst time 45

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

5:15 PM – 5:17 PM
NASCAR.com/tickets BristolTIX.com ; Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Mello Yello; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; NASCAR.com/fantasy

5:24 PM – 5:26 PM
NASCAR.com/tickets NASCAR.com/kidstix ; Baseball on FS1; Ford; KFC; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race