For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s, then Monday’s, race.

I began recording the times on Sunday at the Invocation of the race at 1:15 PM, then stopped at the last red flag for rain at 4:34 PM (all times are EDT). On Monday, I began recording times at the call to fire the engines at 1:30 PM, and stopped at the checkered flag at 3:25 PM. I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage, or rain delay 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 Food City 500

Total number of commercials: 121

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 46

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 23
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 13
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): 305

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26 (companies: Monster Energy; #PrayersforHumboldt ; Kroger Click List; McDonald’s $ Menu; Outback Steakhouse; Coca-Cola, @CocaColaRacing ; Mountain Dew Baja Blast; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford Performance, Ford Hall of Fans ; Toyota; STP; Sunoco; Geico; Nationwide; Progressive; WeatherTech.com; ebay motors ; Credit One Bank; Duracell; Marvel ‘Strike Force’; WPGH-TV 53 ; FIFA on Fox Sports; NFL Draft on Fox Sports & NFL Network; RichmondRaceway.com ; ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on Fox
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bristol Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Slippin’ & Slidin’ at Cup Practice’
Fox Sports ‘Pro Cast’
Fox Sports Pro Cast ‘Gearin’ Up’
Monster Energy ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kyle Busch – Dominance at Bristol’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Top 10s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
Kroger Click List ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Performance ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Involved in Wreck’
Fox ‘Visor Cam’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Entry Under Caution/Under Green’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Replay’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Postion’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Competition Caution’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crew Chief’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Spotter’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
STP ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Points/Top 10s/Best Finish’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Penske Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Weather Delay’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Points/Best Finish’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Starts/Wins/Top 10s’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Backstretch Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Caution’
Outback ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Stop Penalty’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/High/Low’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Finish – Last 3 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Led __ of __ Laps’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bristol Wins Active Drivers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bristol Finish Spring/Fall’
Marvel Strike Force ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Winner’
ebay motors ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 Points’
ebay motors ‘In the Pits w/RCR’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2’
Toyota ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Xfinity ‘Fastest Pit Stop’
Monster Energy ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Seeking 1st Career Cup Series Win’
McDonald’s ‘Winning Decisions’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rain Rule’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Who/What/Where/When/Why/How?’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Darrell Waltrip at Bristol’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Drivers Only Broadcast from Talladega’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Most Top 5 Finishes’
McDonald’s Dollar Menu ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Bristol Winners’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Fox Trax’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Final Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Results’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 2 Winner’
Duracell ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Stage 1 & 2 Winner – Brad Keselowski’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Started/Stage 1/Stage 2/Currently’
Credit One Bank ‘Ones to Watch’
Monster Energy ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Currently/Started’
Ford Performance ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘1st Career Cup Series Win at Bristol’
Duracell ‘Driving Trust’
Busch ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RCR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Last 10 Bristol Spring Races Avg. Lap of Last Caution’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Wins this Season’
Chevy ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Performance’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods on Sunday: 1:15 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods on Sunday: 4:34 PM
Start time to record race/commercial periods on Monday: 1:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods on Monday: 3:25 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 314
Minutes of race broadcast: 275
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 39
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 9

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

‘Big Bang Theory’ and ’2½ Men’ – 2
FIFA Cup on Fox – 2
‘Genius: Picasso’ on natgeo – 2
NFL Draft on Fox & NFL Network – 2
Sunday Funday on Fox – 1
‘LA to Vegas’ – 1
‘Lethal Weapon’ – 1
‘The Simpsons’ – 1
’24 Hours To Hell & Back’ on Fox – 1

Total: 13

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

Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) – 5
KFC – 5
McDonald’s – 4
Applebees – 3
Coca-Cola – 2

Total: 19

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 5
Twisted Tea (Ty Dillon) – 2

Total: 7

Car/Truck/Bike

Chevy – 6
Ford – 4
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ (various drivers) – 3
Toyota Camry – 3
Can-Am – 3
Car Sense – 1
RamTrucks.com – 1
Neighborhood Ford Store – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
ShopHonda.com – 1

Total: 24

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 5
Progressive – 4

Total: 9

Technology

Amazon Echo – 2
Marvel Strike Force – 1
Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 4

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Nasacort – 4
Selsun Blue – 3
SaveonSymbicort.com – 3
Farxiga.com – 2
Icy Hot SmartRelief.com – 2
ACT mouthwash – 2
Allegra – 1
Allegra D – 1
Blue Nile – 1
Mattress Firm – 1
Unisom – 1

Total: 21

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:

1:15 PM – 1:18 PM – 3 // 1:18 PM – 1:20 PM – 2

1:20 PM – 1:25 PM – 5 // 1:25 PM – 1:27 PM – 2

1:27 PM – 1:37 PM – 10 // 1:37 PM – 1:38 PM – 1

1:38 PM – 1:54 PM – 16 // 1:54 PM – 1:57 PM – 3

1:57 PM – 2:17 PM – 20 // 2:17 PM – 2:19 PM – 2

2:19 PM – 2:32 PM – 13 // 2:32 PM – 2:34 PM – 2

2:34 PM – 2:51 PM – 17 // 2:51 PM – 2:54 PM – 3

2:54 PM – 3:03 PM – 9 // 3:03 PM – 3:06 PM – 3

3:06 PM – 3:18 PM – 12 // 3:18 PM – 3:20 PM – 2

3:20 PM – 3:23 PM – 3 // 3:23 PM – 3:25 PM – 2

3:25 PM – 3:26 PM – 1 // 3:26 PM – 3:29 PM – 3

3:29 PM – 3:37 PM – 8 // 3:37 PM – 3:39 PM – 2

3:39 PM – 3:45 PM – 6 // 3:45 PM – 3:47 PM – 2

3:47 PM – 4:06 PM – 19 // 4:06 PM – 4:09 PM – 3

4:09 PM – 4:34 PM – 25 // 4:34 PM – Rain Delay

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1:30 PM – 1:53 PM – 23 // 1:53 PM – 1:55 PM – 2

1:55 PM – 1:57 PM – 2 // 1:57 PM – 2:00 PM – 3

2:00 PM – 2:32 PM – 32 // 2:32 PM – 2:34 PM – 2

2:34 PM – 3:25 PM – 51 // 3:25 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 275 Total comm. brdcst time 39

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

2:41 PM – 2:43 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); KFC; NASCAR.com/tickets Charlotte Motor Speedway; Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; Outback Steakhouse

4:02 PM – 4:05 PM
Chevy; Hooters Super Troopers #HootersSnozzberry (Chase Elliott); NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; FIFA on Fox/FS1; NASCAR.com/tickets; KFC

2:14 PM – 2:16 PM
Coca-Cola @CocaColaRacing ; Toyota (Denny Hamlin); NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming Xfinity race; KFC; Monster Energy Cup Series on Fox upcoming race; NASCAR.com/tickets

2:27 PM – 2:29 PM
Ford; Hooters.com/SuperTroopers #HootersSnozzberry ; Monster Energy Cup Series NASCAR.com upcoming Cup race; Baseball on FS1; NASCAR.com/Xfinity upcoming Xfinity race