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 6:19 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:58 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; as well as various driver statistics.

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 Bojangles Southern 500

Total number of commercials: 171

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 66

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 140
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 31
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
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): 113

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 21 (companies: Monster Energy; Subway; McDonald’s; Kroger Click List; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; STP; John Deere; Credit One Bank; SouthPointCasino.com ; IndyCar on NBCSN; NFL Kick-Off on NBC; NBC Sports on Sirius XM Channel 90; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Shop; NASCAR.com/Tickets; NASCAR.com/Mobile; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR America Post-Race Show on NBCSN; #VictoryLap ; upcoming Cup race)

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pacing the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘No. 31 – Best Avg. Finish at Tracks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Like Father/Like Son’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Darlington 1990s Throwback’
Toyota Camry ‘On-Track Car’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Helmet Cam’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
STP ‘On-Board Cam’
John Deere ‘Cam’
Busch Beer ‘On-Board Cam’
Coca-Cola ‘Cam’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Peacock Pit Box’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Breakdown’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘The Darlington Stripe’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage Breakdown’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
Subway ‘Fresh Take’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Throwback Weekend’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Crew Chief’
Carl’s Jr. ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non-Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Pit Road Closed w/2 Laps to Go’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Lapped Traffic’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Coming Up’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Booth’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Flashback’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
Toyota ‘Social Spotlight’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
Hardee’s ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
Ram Trucks ‘Proven to Last’
Verizon IndyCar ‘Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Penske Wins at Darlington’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for the Lead’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:19 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:58 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 279
Minutes of race broadcast: 226
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 53
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

‘Golf on NBC Sports’ – 5
IndyCar on NBC – 4
NFL Kick-Off on NBC – 3
Upcoming Cup race on NBC – 3
‘Manifest’ – 2
‘New Amsterdam’ – 2
College Football on NBC/NBCSN – 1
Soccer on NBCSN – 1
‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ – 1

Total: 22

Movies

‘Peppermint’ – 3
‘God Bless the Broken Road’ – 2

Total: 5

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

Sendell Mitsubishi – 1

Total: 1

Restaurants/Food

Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 5
KFC – 5
Burger King – 4
Sonic – 4
Mountain Dew (Chase Elliott) – 3
Applebees – 3
Chobani – 3
Dominos – 2
Golden Corral – 2
McDonald’s – 2
Pizza Hut – 2
Reese’s – 2
Subway – 2
Taco Bell – 2
Wing Stop – 2
Coca-Cola – 1
Dairy Queen – 1

Total: 45

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 2

Total: 2

Car/Truck/Bike

Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 6
RamTrucks.com – 5
Chevy – 3
Ford – 3
Honda ATV – 2
Kelley Blue Book – 2
Toyota – 2
AutoZone – 1
Duralast at Auto Zone – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Hyundai – 1
JohnDeere.com/gator – 1
Sunoco ‘Essence of Racing’ – 1
Toyota (Denny Hamlin) – 1

Total: 30

Insurance/Health

Geico.com – 4
Liberty Mutual – 3
Progressive – 3
Esurance.com – 2
CountonHighmark – 1

Total: 13

Wireless Phone

US Cellular – 1
Xfinity Mobile – 1

Total: 2

Legal

Edgar Snyder – 1
BordasLaw.com – 1

Total: 2

Technology

Fan Duel – 2
Xfinity.com/service – 1

Total: 3

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Calphalon Cookware – 5
ACT mouthwash – 2
Gorilla Tape and Glue – 2
Chantix – 1
Gander Mountain Camping World Overtons – 1
Paper & Packaging Board – 1
Zyrtec – 1

Total: 13

Military

Navy.com – 1

Total: 1

Racing Related

Talladega Superspeedway – 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:

6:19 PM – 6:22 PM – 3 // 6:22 PM – 6:25 PM – 3

6:25 PM – 6:35 PM – 10 // 6:35 PM – 6:37 PM – 2

6:37 PM – 6:41 PM – 4 // 6:41 PM – 6:43 PM – 2

6:43 PM – 6:49 PM – 6 // 6:49 PM – 6:51 PM – 2

6:51 PM – 6:54 PM – 3 // 6:54 PM – 6:55 PM – 1

6:55 PM – 7:00 PM – 5 // 7:00 PM – 7:02 PM – 2

7:02 PM – 7:15 PM – 13 // 7:15 PM – 7:17 PM – 2

7:17 PM – 7:24 PM – 7 // 7:24 PM – 7:26 PM – 2

7:26 PM – 7:31 PM – 5 // 7:31 PM – 7:34 PM – 3

7:34 PM – 7:38 PM – 4 // 7:38 PM – 7:40 PM – 2

7:40 PM – 7:48 PM – 8 // 7:48 PM – 7:50 PM – 2

7:50 PM – 8:03 PM – 13 // 8:03 PM – 8:06 PM – 3

8:06 PM – 8:07 PM – 1 // 8:07 PM – 8:09 PM – 2

8:09 PM – 8:18 PM – 9 // 8:18 PM – 8:20 PM – 2

8:20 PM – 8:25 PM – 5 // 8:25 PM – 8:28 PM – 3

8:28 PM – 8:53 PM – 25 // 8:53 PM – 8:56 PM – 3

8:56 PM – 9:07 PM – 11 // 9:07 PM – 9:10 PM – 3

9:10 PM – 9:12 PM – 2 // 9:12 PM – 9:14 PM – 2

9:14 PM – 9:21 PM – 7 // 9:21 PM – 9:23 PM – 2

9:23 PM – 9:30 PM – 7 // 9:30 PM – 9:33 PM – 3

9:33 PM – 9:40 PM – 7 // 9:40 PM – 9:43 PM – 3

9:43 PM – 10:17 PM – 34 // 10:17 PM – 10:19 PM – 2

10:19 PM – 10:33 PM – 14 // 10:33 PM – 10:35 PM – 2

10:35 PM – 10:58 PM – 23 // 10:58 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 226 Total comm. brdcst time 53

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

7:55 PM – 7:58 PM
Ram Trucks; Outback Steakhouse; Coca-Cola; John Deere Gator; Outback Steakhouse; NASCAR Play Offs on NBC Sports; NFL Kick-Off on NBC

8:41 PM – 8:44 PM
Honda ATV; KFC; John Deere Gator; Busch Beer; Bass Pro Shop & Cabela’s

9:50 PM – 9:52 PM
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Sonic; Ram Trucks; Busch Beer; Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s; ‘New Amsterdam’ on NBC; upcoming Cup race

10:01 PM – 10:03 PM
John Deere Gator; Ford; Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s; RichmondRaceway.com ; NFL Kickoff on NBC; Golf on Golf Channel and NBC

10:41 PM – 10:44 PM
Coke Zero Sugar; Sonic; Busch Beer; Toyota; upcoming Cup race; upcoming Cup race