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

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 7:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:27 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 Quaker State 400

Total number of commercials: 103

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 68
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 43
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 35
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
Number of times NBCSN 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): 110

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 21 (companies: Monster Energy; Toyota; Kroger Click List; Subway; Sonic; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Sunoco; GoodYear; Mobil 1; Geico; Progressive; AAA; Credit One Bank; ‘Skyscraper’ movie; ‘The Open’ golf on Golf Channel & NBC; NBC Sports on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio channel 90; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Fantasy; upcoming Xfinity race NASCAR.com/Tickets ; Upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Career Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘This Season’
Toyota ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
Coca-Cola ‘Helmet Cam’
Coca-Cola ’360 Cam’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5/Top 10’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Standings as They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non-Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Wins by Big 3 – Last 12 Races on 1.5 mi Tracks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage __ 5 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Pit Road Closed w/2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Peacock Pit Box’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Toyota Camry ‘On-Track Car’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Lap & Tires’
Subway ‘Fresh Take’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Led __ Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH at the Line’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Wins Both Stages Tonight’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Restart Reviewed (No Action Taken)
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘#Tires Taken on Last Pit Stop’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBC Race Team Broadcast from Loudon’
Ram Trucks ‘Proven to Last’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last 2 Races at KY’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCSN 1 Hour Post-Race Show’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:27 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 177
Minutes of race broadcast: 143
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 34
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 13

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:

NBCSN/TV Previews/Promos

‘The Open’ golf on NBC & The Golf Channel – 3
‘Tour de France’ on NBC – 2
FIFA Telemundo – 2
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 1
Upcoming Cup race on NBC – 1
IndyCar on NBC – 1
‘American Century Championship’ gold on NBC – 1
‘NBC Nightly News’ – 1

Total: 12

Movies

‘Mission: Impossible Fall Out’ – 2
‘Rampage’ on DVD – 1

Total: 3

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

CampersInn.com/Pittsburgh – 2
Latrobe Ford – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

Applebees – 3
Pizza Hut – 2
Sonic – 2
Subway – 2
Five Hour Energy Drink #Backto100% – 2
Burger King – 1
KFC – 1
McDonald’s – 1
Mello Yello – 1

Total: 15

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 2
Corona Light on Facebook – 1

Total: 3

Car/Truck/Bike

Chevy – 4
Toyota – 4
RamTrucks.com – 2
Ford – 2
PowerStop.com – 2
AutoTrader.com – 1
BMWUSA.com & ‘Mission: Impossible Fall Out’ – 1
Buick – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 1
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ (various drivers) – 1
TireRack.com – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1

Total: 22

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3

Total: 3

Home Improvement

Mahindra – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Xfinity.com/ipad – 2
Comcast ConsiderThemFound.com – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Chantix – 2
Farxiga.com – 1
Peloton – 1

Total: 4

Racing Related

Pocono Raceway – 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:

7:30 PM – 7:32 PM – 2 // 7:32 PM – 7:35 PM – 3

7:35 PM – 7:39 PM – 4 // 7:39 PM – 7:41 PM – 2

7:41 PM – 7:54 PM – 13 // 7:54 PM – 7:57 PM – 3

7:57 PM – 8:02 PM – 5 // 8:02 PM – 8:05 PM – 3

8:05 PM – 8:14 PM – 9 // 8:14 PM – 8:16 PM – 2

8:16 PM – 8:30 PM – 14 // 8:30 PM – 8:33 PM – 3

8:33 PM – 8:35 PM – 2 // 8:35 PM – 8:38 PM – 3

8:38 PM – 8:45 PM – 7 // 8:45 PM – 8:48 PM – 3

8:48 PM – 8:53 PM – 5 // 8:53 PM – 8:56 PM – 3

8:56 PM – 9:04 PM – 8 // 9:04 PM – 9:06 PM – 2

9:06 PM – 9:21 PM – 15 // 9:21 PM – 9:24 PM – 3

9:24 PM – 9:25 PM – 1 // 9:25 PM – 9:27 PM – 2

9:27 PM – 9:54 PM – 27 // 9:54 PM – 9:56 PM – 2

9:56 PM – 10:27 PM – 31 // 10:27 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 143 Total comm. brdcst time 34

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

8:22 PM – 8:25 PM
‘Mission Impossible Fall Out’ movie & BMWUSA.com ; Red Lobster; Coca-Cola; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Upcoming Cup race; ‘Skyscraper’ movie

9:11 PM – 9:13 PM
‘Mission Impossible Fall Out’ movie & BMWUSA.com ; KFC; Geico; Coca-Cola; KFC; Upcoming Cup race; Sunday Night Football on NBC

9:37 PM – 9:40 PM
Geico; KFC; US Cellular; Ram Trucks; KFC; Upcoming Cup race; Taylor Made ‘Tee it Up With Rory’

9:47 PM – 9:50 PM
Coca-Cola; IHOP; Ford; IHOP; Upcoming Cup race; ‘Skyscraper’ movie; ‘The Open’ golf on Golf Channel & NBC; Upcoming Cup race

10:07 PM – 10:09 PM
AllState; Sonic; Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Sonic; NHMS.com ; ‘Skyscraper’ movie; Tour de France on NBCSN