Commercial breakdown: 2021 Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

NASCAR two-timed on its fans over the weekend, and it was not something for the tabloids. As part of an exciting double-header, the Cup warriors raced at Pocono Raceway both Saturday and Sunday. The rain held off both days, and for the fans attending, and watching it at home, it was a great time. Of course, the folks at home had to watch the commercials, too. For those who like to know precisely how many there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2021 Explore the Pocono Mountains

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:16 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 166
Minutes of race broadcast: 136
Minutes of traditional commercials: 30
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 12

Total number of commercials: 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 45
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 72
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 44
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 4

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Xfinity (10 times); Olympics (5 times); Upcoming Cup race (5 times); Busch Beer (5 times); Carvana (5 times); Midas (4 times); ACE Hardware (4 times)

Breakdown of what the commercials were, by category:

NBC/TV Previews/Promos:

Olympics on NBC nbcolympics.com – 4
Upcoming Cup race on NBC/NBC Sports and Upcoming IndyCar race indycar.com on NBC – 2
Upcoming Xfinity race on NBC/NBC Sports NASCAR.com/Tickets – 1
NHL on NBC Sports nbcsports.com/nhl & Peacock – 1
‘American Greed’ cnbc.com/american-greed/on CNBC – 1
‘Monday Night Raw’ usanetwork.com/wwe-raw – 1
Tour de France letour.fr/en/ – 1

Total: 11

Movies

‘F9’ thefastsaga.com – 2

Total: 2

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

Rosa’s Beer Distributor facebook.com/rosabeerdistributor/ – 2
C Harper Chevy CHarperChevy.com – 1
Jennerstown Speedway jennerstown.org – 1
Mark Arbuckle Nissan markarbucklenissan.com – 1

Total: 5

Restaurants/Food

Applebees applebees.com – 2
Coca-Cola cocacola.com – 1
Five Hour Energy Drink #5HEwin 5hewin.com – 1
Sonic sonicdrivein.com – 1

Total: 5

Beer/Alcohol

Busch Light Apple busch.com/appledrop #buschappledrop – 2
Mike’s Hard Lemonade mikeshardlemonade.com/ – 1
Budweiser budweiser.com – 1

Total: 4

Car/Truck/Bike

Midas midas.com – 4
Ram Trucks ram.com – 3
Carvana.com carvana.com – 2
Carvana.com carvana.com (Jimmie Johnson) – 2
Ford ford.com – 1
Safe Lite safelite.com – 1
Toyota toyota.com (Kyle Busch) – 1
WeatherTech.com weathertech.com – 1

Total: 15

Insurance/Health

Geico.com geico.com – 3
Progressive progressive.com – 2

Total: 5

Wireless Phone

T-Mobile t-mobile.com/ – 3
Xfinity Mobile xfinitymobile.com – 2

Total: 5

Home Improvement

ACE Hardware ACEHardware.com – 4

Total: 4

Financial

Ally Bank allybank.com (Alex Bowman) – 1
GoCreditOne gocreditone.com – 1
Guaranteed Rate rate.com – 1

Total: 3

Education

Connections Academy connectionsacademy.com – 1

Total: 1

Legal

BordasLaw.com bordaslaw.com – 2

Total: 2

Technology

OnStar onstar.com – 2
Xfinity/NASCAR xfinity.com/nascar – 2
Dell.com/smallbiz dell.com/smallbiz – 1
DraftKings.com draftkings.com – 1
Vivint.com – 1

Total: 7

Products/Services for the Home and Personal Use

Breztri breztri.com – 1
Rybelsus.com – 1

Total: 2

Racing Related

NASCAR.com/Camping – 1

Total: 1

Race brdcast times:      Comm. brdcast times:

3:30 PM – 3:33 PM – 3      3:33 PM – 3:35 PM – 2
3:35 PM – 3:39 PM – 4      3:39 PM – 3:41 PM – 2
3:41 PM – 3:53 PM – 12      3:53 PM – 3:56 PM – 3
3:56 PM – 4:06 PM – 10      4:06 PM – 4:09 PM – 3
4:09 PM – 4:21 PM – 12      4:21 PM – 4:24 PM – 3
4:24 PM – 4:28 PM – 4      4:28 PM – 4:30 PM – 2
4:30 PM – 4:37 PM – 7      4:37 PM – 4:39 PM – 2
4:39 PM – 4:47 PM – 8      4:47 PM – 4:50 PM – 3
4:50 PM – 4:57 PM – 7      4:57 PM – 4:59 PM – 2
4:59 PM – 5:08 PM – 9      5:08 PM – 5:09 PM – 1
5:09 PM – 5:17 PM – 8      5:17 PM – 5:20 PM – 3
5:20 PM – 5:22 PM – 2      5:22 PM – 5:24 PM – 2
5:24 PM – 5:33 PM – 9      5:33 PM – 5:35 PM – 2
5:35 PM – 6:16 PM – 41      6:16 PM – checkered flag

Total race brdcst time: 136      Total comm. brdcst time: 30

Number of companies featured during broadcast: 17
(Explore the Pocono Mountains poconoraceway.com ; NASCAR App; NASCAR.com/Kids500 ‘nation’ ; Monster Energy; Coca-Cola; Busch Beer; Ford Performance; Toyota; Geico; Credit One Bank; PNC Bank; Xfinity; ‘Boss Baby’ movie; IMSA race; NBC Sports on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90; NASCAR.com/Scanner ; ‘NASCAR America Post-Race Show’; ‘Countdown to Green’ on NBCSN; Upcoming Xfinity race; Upcoming Cup race)

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

4:13 PM – 4:16 PM
Toyota; Subway; Ally Bank (Alex Bowman); Xfinity.com/nascar ; Upcoming Cup race, Coca-Cola, Geico, Busch Beer, Xfinity, NASCAR.com/Tickets; The Open Golf on NBC Sports & Golf Channel

5:42 PM – 5:45 PM
Xfinity.com/nascar ; Sonic; Coca-Cola; Advance Auto Parts; Geico; Upcoming Cup race, Coca-Cola, Busch Beer, Geico, Xfinity, NASCAR.com/Tickets; The Open Golf on NBC and Peacock

5:52 PM – 5:55 PM
Coca-Cola; Subway; 5 Hour Energy 5HEWIN.com ; Advance Auto Parts; Carvana (Jimmie Johnson); New Hampshire Motor Speedway NHMS.com

6:00 PM – 6:03 PM
Toyota (Kyle Busch); Sonic; Applebee’s; PNC Bank/lowcashmode ; Progressive; Upcoming Cup race, Coca-Cola, Busch Beer, Geico, Xfinity, NASCAR.com/Tickets; Olympics on NBC