Please note: Due to two ‘cable freezes’, and one ‘NBCSN’ freeze, there were 24 minutes of race coverage that were unable to be recorded

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 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:42 PM (all times are EDT). (Again, there were three ‘freezes’ that interrupted race coverage.) 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 Gander Outdoors 400

Total number of commercials: 105

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 71
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 38
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 34
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): 107

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26 (companies: Monster Energy; Gander Outdoors; KevinHarvickFoundation.org and Natonal Forest Foundation ; Kroger Click List; McDonald’s; Golden Corral; Subway; Sonic; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford Performance; Toyota; GoodYear; Geico; Progressive; John Deere; Credit One Bank; NHL on NBCSN; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NBC Sports on Sirius XM Channel 90; ‘NASCAR Heat 3’ video game; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Tickets; NASCAR com/Mobile ; NASCAR.com/PlayoffsPromo ; ‘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
Gander Outdoors ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Playoffs’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 52 week winless streak’
Gander Outdoors ‘Cam’
Kroger Click List ‘Cam’ & ‘Helmet Cam’ & ‘Bumper Cam’
Credit One Bank ‘On-Board Cam’
Busch ‘On-Board Cam’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last 3 Finishes’
McDonald’s ‘Trick. Treat. Win!’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 & Stage 2 Points Awarded’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non-Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Closed w/2 Laps to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 1 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
Kroger Click List ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Toyota ‘Social Spotlight’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2’
Golden Corral ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Under Caution/Live’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Stage 2 Final Lap/Results/Winner’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Stage’
Geico ‘Restart Zone’
Ford – Monster Energy Series ‘Wins this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Positiion’
NASCAR on NBCSNSHR Position’
Ram Trucks ‘Proven to Last’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Lap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Flashback’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Consecutive Seasons w/at Least 1 Win – Active Drivers’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
Stopped for cable freeze: 3:19 PM
Restarted: 3:27 PM
Stopped for cable freeze: 3:33 PM
Restarted: 3:43 PM
Stopped for NBCSN freeze: 4:23 PM
Restarted: 4:29 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:42 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 198
Minutes of race broadcast: 170
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 28
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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

‘Real Country’ – 2
Sunday Night Football on NBC – 2
College Football on NBC – 2
NHL on NBCSN – 2
NBC News MSNBC – 1
Breeder’s Cup on NBC/NBCSN – 1
‘Manifest’ – 1

Total: 11

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

PNC.com – 2
Get Go – 1

Total: 3

Restaurants/Food

Sonic – 5
Carl’s Jr. and Hardees – 4
Applebees – 3
McDonald’s – 3
Reese’s – 3
Coca-Cola – 1
Hooters – 1
Mountain Dew (Chase Elliott) – 1
Pizza Hut – 1

Total: 22

Beer/Alcohol

Busch – 1
Yuengling Beer – 1

Total: 2

Car/Truck/Bike

Ford – 4
AutoTrader.com – 2
Chevy – 2
Toyota – 2
RamTrucks.com – 1
GoodYear (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) #MakeAName – 1
Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick) – 1

Total: 13

Insurance/Health

CountonHighmark – 3
Progressive – 2
Allegheny Health Network – 2
Geico.com – 1

Total: 8

Home Improvement

ACE Hardware – 3

Total: 3

Financial

Bank of America/Ask Erica – 1

Total: 1

Technology

ComcastSpotlight.com – 2
ComcastSpotlight/Political: – 1
MyBluPrint.com – 1
Xfinity.com – 1

Total: 5

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Just for Men ControlGX Shampoo – 1

Total: 1

Travel

Hilton.com – 1

Total: 1

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/tickets – 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:

2:00 PM – 2:03 PM – 3 // 2:03 PM – 2:06 PM – 3

2:06 PM – 2:09 PM – 3 // 2:09 PM – 2:11 PM – 2

2:11 PM – 2:27 PM – 16 // 2:27 PM – 2:29 PM – 2

2:29 PM – 2:36 PM – 7 // 2:36 PM – 2:38 PM – 2

2:38 PM – 2:45 PM – 7 // 2:45 PM – 2:47 PM – 2

2:47 PM – 2:53 PM – 6 // 2:53 PM – 2:55 PM – 2

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM – 15 // 3:10 PM – 3:12 PM – 2

3:12 PM – 3:13 PM – 1 // 3:13 PM – 3:15 PM – 2

3:15 PM – 3:19 PM – 4 //

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3:19 PM – 3:27 PM ___ C A B L E F R E E Z E ____

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3:27 PM – 3:27 PM // 3:27 PM – 3:27 PM

3:27 PM – 3:33 PM – 6 //

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3:33 PM – 3:43 PM ___ C A B L E F R E E Z E ____

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3:43 PM – 3:44 PM – 1 // 3:45 PM – 3:45 PM – 1

3:45 PM – 3:49 PM – 4 // 3:49 PM – 3:50 PM – 1

3:50 PM – 4:07 PM – 17 // 4:07 PM – 4:09 PM – 2

4:09 PM – 4:11 PM – 2 // 4:11 PM – 4:13 PM – 2

4:13 PM – 4:21 PM – 8 // 4:21 PM – 4:23 PM – 2

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4:23 PM – 4:29 PM ___ NBCSN F R E E Z E ____

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4:29 PM – 4:49 PM – 20 // 4:49 PM – 4:51 PM – 2

4:51 PM – 4:57 PM – 6 // 4:57 PM – 4:58 PM – 1

4:58 PM – 5:42 PM – 44 // 5:42 PM – checkered flag flies

Total race brdcst time 170 Total comm. brdcst time 28

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

3:01 PM – 3:03 PM
Ram Trucks; Outback Steakhouse; Bank of America/AskErica; Sonic; Coca-Cola; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NHL on NBSCN

3:59 PM – 4:01 PM
Toyota (Denny Hamlin); KFC; Reese’s; Outback; Geico; KFC; upcoming Cup race

4:29 PM – 4:32 PM
Chevy; Sonic; John Deere; Mobil 1 (Kevin Harvick); Geico; Sonic; Homestead Miami Speedway

4:39 PM – 4:41 PM
Toyota; Outback; Mountain Dew (Chase Elliott); John Deere Gator; McDonald’s; Busch Beer; upcoming Cup race

5:10 PM – 5:13 PM
Bank of America; KFC; Ram Trucks; Coca-Cola; KFC; upcoming Cup race