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 7:22 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 11:07 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBC 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 Coke Zero Sugar 400

Total number of commercials: 144

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 110
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times NBC 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): 142

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 21 (companies: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero Sugar; Monster Energy; Jimmy John’s; Subway; Pizza Hut; Kroger Click List; Chevy; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Geico; Progressive; 5/3 Bank; Credit One Bank; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC; ‘The Open’ Golf on NBC & Golf Channel; IndyCar Iowa Corn 300; NASCAR.com/Tickets ; NASCAR.com/Mobile ; NASCAR.com/NBCSportsFantasy #NASCARAmericaFantasy ; Upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on NBC
Coke Zero Sugar ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio Communication’
Busch ‘Pole Award’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Helmet Cam’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Fast Lap Speed’
John Deere ‘Three Wide’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Manufacturer’
NASCAR on NBC ‘ __ Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCNASCAR Non-Stop’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5/Top 10’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Stage 1 – 5 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Control: Pit Road Closed w/2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Stage 1 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
Subway ‘Fresh Take’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Involved in Crash’
Geico ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Stage 2 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Both Stages Tonight’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Playoff Standings As They Run’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Stage’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Last Lap Time’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Penalty’
Toyota ‘On-Track Car’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Running Order Career Wins’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Current Running Order Wins this Season’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:22 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:07 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 225
Minutes of race broadcast: 181
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 44
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 15

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

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

NBC/TV Previews/Promos_

‘The Open’ golf on NBC & The Golf Channel – 2
‘American Century Championship’ gold on NBC – 2
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 2
Upcoming Cup race and ‘Skyscraper’ – 2
‘Tour de France’ on NBC – 2
IndyCar on NBC – 1
Soccer on NBCSN – 1
‘American Ninja Warrior’ – 1
‘Evel Live’ on History Channel – 1
‘Manifest’ – 1
‘NBC Nightly News’ – 1
‘Trial & Error’ – 1
Upcoming Cup race on NBC – 1

Total: 18

Movies

‘Mission: Impossible Fall Out’ #MissionImpossible – 3
‘A Quiet Place’ on DVD – 1

Total: 4

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

NBC local news – 9
Monroeville Convention Center – 4
FreeCare5K.com – 1
Local Union 66 Operating Engineers – 1
PA iLottery – 1
Planet Fitness – 1
Ponsi Medical – 1

Total: 18

Restaurants/Food

Sonic – 7
Subway – 7
Pizza Hut – 4
Coca-Cola – 3
Burger King – 2
Golden Corral – 2
Snickers.com – 2
Mello Yello – 1

Total: 28

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 3
Miller – 2

Total: 5

Car/Truck/Bike

BMWUSA.com & ‘Mission: Impossible Fall Out’ – 3
Chevy – 3
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 2
NTB.com – 2
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ (various drivers) – 2
Toyota – 2
JohnDeere.com/gator – 2
RamTrucks.com – 2
Ford – 1
Neighborhood Ford Store – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Lucas Oil – 1
Mazda – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1

Total: 24

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 4
Progressive – 2
Count on Highmark #LivingProof – 1

Total: 7

Home Improvement

StihlDealers.com #RealStihl – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 1

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Chantix – 2
Mattress Firm – 1

Total: 3

Travel

Sandals.com 1-800-SANDALS – 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:

7:22 PM – 7:25 PM – 3 // 7:25 PM – 7:28 PM – 3

7:28 PM – 7:33 PM – 5 // 7:33 PM – 7:35 PM – 2

7:35 PM – 7:43 PM – 8 // 7:43 PM – 7:45 PM – 2

7:45 PM – 7:56 PM – 11 // 7:56 PM – 7:59 PM – 3

7:59 PM – 8:04 PM – 5 // 8:04 PM – 8:07 PM – 3

8:07 PM – 8:21 PM – 14 // 8:21 PM – 8:23 PM – 2

8:23 PM – 8:26 PM – 3 // 8:26 PM – 8:29 PM – 3

8:29 PM – 8:34 PM – 5 // 8:34 PM – 8:37 PM -3

8:37 PM – 8:43 PM – 6 // 8:43 PM – 8:46 PM – 3

8:46 PM – 8:48 PM – 2 // 8:48 PM – 8:50 PM – 2

8:50 PM – 8:54 PM – 4 // 8:54 PM – 8:57 PM – 3

8:57 PM – 9:04 PM – 7 // 9:04 PM – 9:06 PM – 2

9:06 PM – 9:19 PM – 13 // 9:19 PM – 9:21 PM – 2

9:21 PM – 9:24 PM – 3 // 9:24 PM – 9:26 PM – 2

9:26 PM – 9:37 PM – 11 // 9:37 PM – 9:40 PM – 3

9:40 PM – 10:30 PM – 50 // 10:30 PM – 10:32 PM – 2

10:32 PM – 10:43 PM – 11 // 10:43 PM – 10:45 PM – 2

10:45 PM – 10:56 PM – 11 // 10:56 PM – 10:58 PM – 2

10:58 PM – 11:07 PM – 9 // 11:07 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 181 Total comm. brdcst time 44

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

8:12 PM – 8:15 PM
Ram Trucks; Pizza Hut; John Deere Gator; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Pizza Hut; NASCAR.com/Tickets

9:45 PM – 9:48 PM
Coca-Cola; Golden Corral; Ram Trucks; John Deere Gator; Golden Corral; TalladegaSuperSpeedway.com ; ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC

9:59 PM – 10:02 PM
Coca-Cola; Subway; Mazda; StihlDealers.com ; Cricket Wireless; Upcoming Cup race; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC

10:10 PM – 10:13 PM
Geico; Golden Corral; 5 Hour Energy; Ford; Golden Corral; Upcoming Cup race; ‘The Open’ Golf on NBC & Golf Channel

10:22 PM – 10:25 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Sonic; John Deere Gator; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Sonic; PoconoRaceway.com 1-800-RACEWAY ; Upcoming Cup race