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 2:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:06 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 Gander Outdoors 400

Total number of commercials: 139

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 70

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 100
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 39
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 26
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): 77

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 19 (companies: Monster Energy; Gander Mountain; Kroger Click List; Applebee’s; Pizza Hut; MAX Iced Coffee ; Toyota; GoodYear; Geico; Progressive; Credit One Bank; ik9 ; Thursday Night Football; IndyCar on NBCSN; NBC Sports on Sirius XM channel 90; Post-Race Show on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/Shop; NASCAR.com/Tickets; NASCAR.com/Fantasy; upcoming race on NBCSN)

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
Gander Outdoors ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Breakdown’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
John Deere ’3 Wide’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Green Flag Pit Stops Delta’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘ __ Laps Led Today’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Led this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 10 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non-Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Flashback’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 10 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘This Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Pit Road Closed w/2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
Toyota ‘Social Spotlight’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
Dodge Ram ‘Proven to Last’
Applebee’s ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
Gander Outdoors ‘Cam’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Race Order Wins this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Standings’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Manufacturer’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Position’
NASCAR on NBCSNJGR Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoff Points Standings’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Active Winless Tracks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Since Pocono Win Last July’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Red Flag’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Hometown/Spotter/Crew Chief’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:06 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 216
Minutes of race broadcast: 177
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 39
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:

NBC/TV Previews/Promos

Soccer on NBCSN – 3
‘Manifest’ – 3
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 3
‘The Sinner’ on USA – 1
Olympics on NBC – 1
‘Golf on NBC Sports’ – 1

Total: 12

Movies

‘Mile 22’ – 1
‘The Meg’ – 1

Total: 2

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

CampersInn.com/Pittsburgh – 2
Latrobe Ford – 1

Total: 3

Restaurants/Food

KFC – 4
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 4
Golden Corral – 3
Snapple – 2
Sonic – 2
Mello Yello – 2
Outback – 2
Applebees – 2
Dairy Queen – 1
Dr. Pepper – 1
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – 1
P3 – 1
Pizza Hut – 1

Total: 26

Beer/Alcohol

Pacifico – 2
Jose Cuervo – 1

Total: 3

Car/Truck/Bike

Chevy – 3
RamTrucks.com – 3
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ (various drivers) – 3
Ford – 2
Toyota – 2
Duralast at Auto Zone – 1
Exxon Mobil – 1
GMCDealer.com – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
JohnDeere.com/gator – 1
Kelley Blue Book – 1
PowerStop.com – 1
Buyatoyota.com – 1

Total: 21

Insurance/Health

Progressive – 3
Liberty Mutual – 3
Opioids.TheTruth.com – 2
Esurance.com – 1
Geico.com – 1

Total: 10

Home Improvement

Mahindra – 1

Total: 1

Technology

Ring.com – 2
ComcastSpotlight.com – 1
SportsEngine.com – 1
TheVab.com – 1

Total: 5

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Gander Mountain Camping World Overtons – 3
BigGreenEgg.com – 2
Chantix – 2
MTailor – 2
Nupercainal – 2
GolfNow.com – 1
Gorilla Tape and Glue – 1

Total: 13

Travel

LaQuinta – 2

Total: 2

Racing Related

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 1
Lernerville 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:

2:30 PM – 2:33 PM – 3 // 2:33 PM – 2:36 PM – 3

2:36 PM – 2:39 PM – 3 // 2:39 PM – 2:41 PM – 2

2:41 PM – 2:45 PM – 4 // 2:45 PM – 2:47 PM – 2

2:47 PM – 2:58 PM – 11 // 2:58 PM – 3:01 PM – 3

3:01 PM – 3:14 PM – 13 // 3:14 PM – 3:16 PM – 2

3:16 PM – 3:22 PM – 6 // 3:22 PM – 3:25 PM – 3

3:25 PM – 3:37 PM – 12 // 3:37 PM – 3:39 PM – 2

3:39 PM – 3:43 PM – 4 // 3:43 PM – 3:46 PM – 3

3:46 PM – 3:54 PM – 8 // 3:54 PM – 3:56 PM – 2

3:56 PM – 4:04 PM – 8 // 4:04 PM – 4:06 PM – 2

4:06 PM – 4:12 PM – 6 // 4:12 PM – 4:14 PM – 2

4:14 PM – 4:15 PM – 1 // 4:15 PM – 4:18 PM – 3

4:18 PM – 4:33 PM – 15 // 4:33 PM – 4:35 PM – 2

4:35 PM – 4:36 PM – 1 // 4:36 PM – 4:38 PM – 2

4:38 PM – 4:59 PM – 21 // 4:59 PM – 5:01 PM – 2

5:01 PM – 5:07 PM – 6 // 5:07 PM – 5:08 PM – 1

5:08 PM – 5:43 PM – 35 // 5:43 PM – 5:44 PM – 1

5:44 PM – 5:49 PM – 5 // 5:49 PM – 5:51 PM – 2

5:51 PM – 6:06 PM – 15 // 6:06 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 177 Total comm. brdcst time 39

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

3:29 PM – 3:32 PM
McDonald’s; Busch; John Deere Gator; Ford; Coca-Cola; Busch; NBC Nightly News

4:26 PM – 4:28 PM
Toyota; Sonic; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Pringles; Mountain Dew; US Cellular; Sonic; ‘Better Call Saul’ on AMC

4:49 PM – 4:51 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); Pizza Hut; Geico; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Busch; Pizza Hut; upcoming race on NBC; IndyCar on NBCSN

5:13 PM – 5:16 PM
Chevy; Golden Corral; Mountain Dew (Dale Earnhardt, Jr.); Busch; Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s; Golden Corral; IMS.com ; upcoming race on NBC

5:24 PM – 5:27 PM
Ram Trucks; IHOP; Coca-Cola; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); IHOP; upcoming Cup race; ‘Better Call Saul’ on AMC