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  • Who did the cameras focus on in 2007? cawsnjaws.com started to keep records of how many commercials there are during Cup races and how much time they take of every broadcast was in response to many fans’ unhappiness with those numbers. Also kept track of how much camera time different drivers receive during races. Some results:
    Car No. / Driver / Focus Total (top 5/bottom 5) full time drivers:
    (24) Jeff Gordon – 928
    (48) Jimmie Johnson – 906
    (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 763
    (20) Tony Stewart – 604
    (17) Matt Kenseth – 579
    ———————–
    (44) Dale Jarrett – 54
    (36) Jeremy Mayfield – 42
    (84) A.J. Allmendinger – 36
    (00) David Reutimann – 33
    (4) Ward Burton– 32
    Crew Chiefs:
    (48) Chad Knaus – 57
    (24) Steve Letarte – 44
    (20) Greg Zipadelli – 23
    (8) Tony Eury Jr. – 12
    (5) Alan Gustafson – 9
    See full report at cawsnjaws.com.(1-28-2008)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Ford 400
    Total number of commercials: 132 (in 2006: 151)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 75 (in 2006: 76)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 28 (in 2006: 25)
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 11/18/07: 3:45 PM (in 2006: 2:50 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 11/18/07: 7:06 PM (in 2006: 6:31 PM)
    Total minutes: 201 (in 2006: 221)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 143 (in 2006: 147)
    Minutes of commercials: 58 (in 2006: 74)
    Number of missed restarts: 0 (in 2006: 0)
    Total race brdcst time: 143 Total comm. brdcst time: 58
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(11-19-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown Checker Auto Parts 500Total number of commercials: 117 (in 2006: 149)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 67 (in 2006: 78)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 25(in 2006: 32)
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 11/11/07: 3:35 PM (in 2006: 3:20PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 11/11/07: 6:54 PM (in 2006: 7:01PM)
    Total minutes: 199 (in 2006: 221)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 148 (in 2006: 150)
    Minutes of commercials: 51 (in 2006: 71)
    Number of debris cautions where no debris is shown: 1
    Number of missed restarts: 0
    Total race brdcst time: 148 Total comm. brdcst time: 51
    see full report at CawsnJaws.com.(11-15-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown, driver focus, and links related to the Dickies 500: Total number of commercials: 152 (in 2006: 159)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 74 (in 2006: 85)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 19 (in 2006: 23)
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 11/04/07: 3:36 PM (in 2006: 2:41 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 11/04/07: 7:26 PM (in 2006: 7:30 PM)
    Total minutes: 230 (in 2006: 289)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 169 (in 2006: 214)
    Minutes of commercials: 61 (in 2006: 75)
    Number of movie star sightings: 1 (Vince Vaughn)
    Number of missed restarts: 1
    See the full report at CawsnJaws.com.(11-5-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Pep Boys 500
    Total number of commercials: 140 (in 2006: 154)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 71 (in 2006: 83)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 25 (in 2006: 31)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 20
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09//07: PM (in 2006: 2:50 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/08/07: PM (in 2006: 6:38 PM)
    Total minutes: 247 (in 2006: 228)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 186 (in 2006: 154)
    Minutes of commercials: 61 (in 2006: 74)
    Number of missed restarts: 0
    Total race brdcst time: 186 Total comm. brdcst time: 61
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(10-29-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Subway 500
    Total number of commercials: 152 (in 2006: 143)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 78 (in 2006: 72)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 26
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 21
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09//07: 1:30 PM (in 2006: 12:43 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/08/07: 5:47 PM (in 2006: 4:44 PM)
    Total minutes: 257 (in 2006: 241)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 189 (in 2006: 173)
    Minutes of commercials: 68 (in 2006: 68)
    Number of missed restarts: 2 (in 2006: 1)
    Total race brdcst time: 189 Total comm. brdcst time: 68
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(10-22-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Bank of America 500
    Total number of commercials: 153 (in 2006: 142)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 73 (in 2006: 78)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 16
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 14
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09//07: 7:34 PM (in 2006: 7:04 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/08/07: 11:59 PM (in 2006: 11:09 PM)
    Total minutes: 265
    Minutes of race broadcast: 200
    Minutes of commercials: 65
    Number of missed restarts: 1
    Total race brdcst time: 200 Total comm. brdcst time: 65
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(10-14-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the UAW Ford 500
    Total number of commercials: 149 (in 2006: 151)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 75 (in 2006: 75)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 14 (in 2006: 17)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 13
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 10/07/07: 2:00 PM (in 2006: 2:20 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 10/07/07: 5:51 PM (in 2006: 5:55 PM)
    Total minutes: 231 (in 2006: 215)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 169 (in 2006: 150)
    Minutes of commercials: 62 (in 2006: 65)
    Number of missed restarts: 0
    Total race brdcst time: 169 Total comm. brdcst time: 62
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(10-7-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the LifeLock 400
    This race was broadcasted by two networks, ABC and ESPN2, due to lengthy rain delays and cautions. While the race was shortened in length (from 267 laps to 210), it was extended in time (from app. four hours to over six hours) due to all of the delays.
    Total number of commercials: 195 (in 2006: 141) Total number of companies or entities advertised: 86 (in 2006: 68) Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 13 (in 2006: 20) Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 30 sec. Start time to record race/commercial periods 09/30/07: 2:00 PM (in 2006: 2:04 PM) End time to record race/commercial periods 09/30/07: 8:16 PM (in 2006: 5:40 PM) Total minutes: 376 (in 2006: ) Minutes of race broadcast: 294 (in 2006: ) Minutes of commercials: 82 (in 2006:) Number of missed restarts: 1 (in 2006: ) Total race brdcst time: 294 Total comm. brdcst time: 82 See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(10-1-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Dodge Dealers 400
    Total number of commercials: 160 (in 2006: 146)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 76 (in 2006: 75)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 20 (in 2006: 15)
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09/23/07: 1:30 PM (in 2006: 12:55 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/23/07: 5:59 PM (in 2006: 4:46 PM)
    Total minutes: 269 (in 2006: 231)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 200 (in 2006: 157)
    Minutes of commercials: 69 (in 2006: 74)
    Number of missed restarts – 0 (in 2006: 0)
    Number of debris cautions when debris not shown – 2
    Total race brdcst time: 200 Total comm. brdcst time: 69
    Additionally, in future races Dr. Jerry Punch may be hesitant to state that ‘following this commercial break we’ll be green to the checkered flag’. Following that announcement during Sunday’s race, there were more cautions including a red flag, culminating in four more commercial breaks, which included twenty two more commercials.
    See the full report at CawsnJaws.com. (9-24-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Sylvania 300
    Total number of commercials: 80 (in 2006: 130)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58 (in 2006: 79)
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 14 (in 2006: 21)
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09/16/07: 2:01 PM (in 2006: 1:24 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/16/07: 5:11 PM (in 2006: 4:47 PM)
    Total minutes: 190 (in 2006: 203)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 145 (in 2006: 140)
    Minutes of commercials: 45 (in 2006: 63)
    Number of missed restarts – 1 (in 2006: 0)
    Total race brdcst time: 145 Total comm. brdcst time: 45
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(9-17-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Chevy Rock ‘n Roll 400
    Total number of commercials: 144 (in 2006: 119)
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 87 (in 2006: 78 )
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 24
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 22
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09/08/07: 7:30 PM (in 2006: 7:36 PM)
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/08/07: 11:32 PM (in 2006: 10:50PM)
    Total minutes: 242 (in 2006: 194)
    Minutes of race broadcast: 179 (in 2006: 135)
    Minutes of commercials: 63 (in 2006: 59)
    Number of missed restarts – 5 (in 2006: 2)
    Total race brdcst time: 179 Total comm. brdcst time: 63
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(9-9-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown Sharp Aquos 500:
    Total number of commercials: 144
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 73
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 23
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 09/02/07: 8:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 09/03/07: 12:07 AM
    Total minutes: 247
    Minutes of race broadcast: 180
    Minutes of commercials: 67
    Number of missed restarts: 1
    Total race brdcst time: 180 Total comm. brdcst time: 67
    See the full report at CawsnJaws.com.(9-3-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown Sharpie 500:
    Total number of commercials: 123
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 79
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 14
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 08/25/07: 8:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 08/25/07: 11:19 PM
    Total minutes: 199
    Minutes of race broadcast: 146
    Minutes of commercials: 53
    Number of debris cautions with no debris identified: 1
    Number of missed restarts: 1
    Total race brdcst time: 146 Total comm. brdcst time: 53
    See the full report at CawsnJaws.com.(8-26-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 3M Performance 400:
    Total number of commercials: 130
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 76
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 9
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 7
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 35 sec.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 08/21/07: 10:00 AM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 08/21/07: 1:40 PM
    Total minutes: 220
    Minutes of race broadcast: 160
    Minutes of commercials: 60
    Number of debris cautions with no debris identified: 1
    Total race brdcst time: 160 Total comm. brdcst time: 60
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(8-22-2007)
  • CawsnJaws.com:
    Commercial breakdown, driver focus, and links related to the Centurion Boats at the Glen by Cheryl Walker.(8-18-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Pennsylvania 500:
    Total number of commercials: 148
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 87
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 19
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 14
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 08/05/07: 2:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 08/05/07: 6:11 PM
    Total minutes: 251
    Minutes of race broadcast: 180
    Minutes of commercials: 71
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(8-6-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Allstate 400:
    Total number of commercials: 138
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 82
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 11
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 07/29/07: 2:00pm
    End time to record race/commercial periods 07/29/07: 5:46pm
    Total minutes: 226
    Minutes of race broadcast: 166
    Minutes of commercials: 60
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(7-30-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the USG Sheetrock 400:
    Total number of commercials: 130
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 79
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 20
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 07/15/07: 4:00pm
    End time to record race/commercial periods 07/15/07: 7:17pm
    Total minutes: 197
    Minutes of race broadcast: 140
    Minutes of commercials: 57
    Total race brdcst time: 140 min. Total comm. brdcst time: 57
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(7-16-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Pepsi 400:
    Total number of commercials: 34
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
    Total number of promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 56
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 14 (companies: Ford, Nextel, Miller Lite, Auto Zone, DirecTV, Subway, Principal Financial, Toyota, Pepsi, PepsiRacing.com, GoodYear, Sprint, 24 Energy Drink, ’24×24 Wide Open with Jeff Gordon’) There were 13 full-length commercials that were run in the lower right-hand portion of the screen during the broadcast. Total amount of time these ads took during broadcast: app. 21 min.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 07/07/07: 7:59 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 07/07/07: 11:17 PM
    Total minutes: 198
    Minutes of race broadcast: 181
    Minutes of commercials: 17
    Total race brdcst time: 181 Total comm. brdcst time: 17
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(7-9-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Lenox 300:
    Total number of commercials: 139
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 77
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 26
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 07/01/07: 2:30 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 07/01/07: 5:42 PM
    Total minutes: 192
    Minutes of race broadcast: 130
    Minutes of commercials: 62
    Total race brdcst time: 130 Total comm. brdcst time: 62
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(7-2-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Toyota/Save Mart 350:
    Total number of commercials: 113
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 74
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 15
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 5:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 8:18 PM
    Total minutes: 198
    Minutes of race broadcast: 144
    Minutes of commercials: 54
    Total race brdcst time: 144 Total comm. brdcst time: 54
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(6-25-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown, driver focus, and links related to the Citizens Bank 400:
    Total number of commercials: 121
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 69
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 15
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 1 min. 25 sec.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 2:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 5:00 PM
    Total minutes: 180
    Minutes of race broadcast: 126
    Minutes of commercials: 54
    Total race brdcst time: 126 Total comm. brdcst time: 54
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(6-18-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Pocono 500:
    Total number of commercials: 103
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 62
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 19
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 4:30 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 7:35 PM
    Total minutes: 185
    Minutes of race broadcast: 134 min. 30 sec.
    Minutes of commercials: 50 min. 30 sec.
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(6-11-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Autismspeaks 400:
    Total number of commercials: 141
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 32
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 12:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 3:38 PM
    Total minutes: 218
    Minutes of race broadcast: 152
    Minutes of commercials: 66
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(6-5-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Coca-Cola 600:
    Total number of commercials: 170
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 95
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 42
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 5:30 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 10:28PM
    Total minutes: 298
    Minutes of race broadcast: 226
    Minutes of commercials: 72
    Total race brdcst time: 226 Total comm. brdcst time: 72
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(5-28-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Nextel Open and Nextel Challenge:
    Total number of commercials: 117
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 20
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 7:24 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 11:01 PM
    Total minutes: 217
    Minutes of race broadcast: 165
    Minutes of commercials: 52
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(5-20-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Dodge Avenger 500 at Darlington:
    Began recording the times at the Invocation at 1:01 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:20 PM (all times are EST). Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
    Total number of commercials: 153
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 78
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 42
    Total race brdcst time: 196 Total comm. brdcst time: 63
    See full report and what drivers were focus when and how long at CawsnJaws.com.(5-14-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the Jim Stewart 400:
    Total number of commercials: 159
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 69
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 46
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 7:30 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/05/07: 8:46 PM
    Start time to record race/commercial periods 05/06/07: 1:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods 05/06/07: 4:33 PM
    Total minutes: 289
    Minutes of race broadcast: 221
    Minutes of commercials: 68
    See full reports at CawsnJaws.com.(5-7-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the Aaron’s 499:
    Total number of commercials: 142
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 70
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 36
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:38 PM
    Total minutes: 218
    Minutes of race broadcast: 157
    Minutes of commercials: 61
    See full report on CawsnJaws.com.(4-30-2007)
  • Commerical breakdown for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix: Total number of commercials: 127
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 68
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 32
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 8:30pm
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:41pm
    Total minutes: 191
    Minutes of race broadcast: 136
    Minutes of commercials: 55
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(4-23-2007)
  • Commercial Breakdown of the Samsung 500:
    Total number of commercials: 122
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 67
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 35
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00pm
    . End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:48pm
    Total minutes: 228
    Minutes of race broadcast: 168 min. 30 sec.
    Minutes of commercials: 59 min. 30 sec.
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(4-16-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown of the Goody’s Cool Orange 500:
    Total number of commercials: 138
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 38
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 30 sec.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00pm
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:33pm
    Total minutes: 273
    Minutes of race broadcast: 210
    Minutes of commercials: 63
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(4-1-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the Food City 500 at Bristol:
    Total number of commercials: 138
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 28
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 27
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 2 min. 30 sec.
    Items of interest this week: ABC missed more than one restart during the Busch race of Saturday. At one point during Sunday’s race, Fox returned from commercial and did an app. 25 seconds of promos, nearly missing one restart. Just as the cameras focused on the track, the green flag flew and the cars surged forward. Close one. So far this year, have not recorded Fox missing one restart.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:11 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:45 P.M.
    Total minutes: 214
    Minutes of race broadcast: 154
    Minutes of commercials: 60
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(3-26-2007)
  • Race and Commercial Breakdown of the Kobalt Tools 500:
    Total number of commercials: 133
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 30
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 26
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:09 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:43 P.M.
    Total minutes: 214
    Minutes of race broadcast: 152
    Minutes of commercials: 62
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(3-19-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400:
    Total number of commercials: 116
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 4:30 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:56 P.M.
    Total minutes: 206
    Minutes of race broadcast: 154
    Minutes of commercials: 52
    Total race brdcst time: 154 min Total comm. brdcst time: 52 min
    See full report at CawsnJaws.com.(3-12-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the Auto Club 500:
    Total number of commercials: 130
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 32
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 29
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:27 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:39 P.M.
    Total minutes: 252
    Minutes of race broadcast: 190
    Minutes of commercials: 62
    (see full report at CawsnJaws.com)(2-26-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the 2007 Daytona 500:
    Total number of commercials: 127
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 39
    Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 5 sec.
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:10 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:05 P.M.
    Total minutes: 235
    Minutes of race broadcast: 176
    Minutes of commercials: 59
    (See full reports at CawsnJaws.com)(2-19-2007)
  • Commercial breakdown for the Gatorade Duels: Total number of commercials: 99
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 9
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:29 P.M.
    Total minutes: 209 min.
    Minutes of race broadcast: 157
    Minutes of commercials: 52
    (see full report at CawsnJaws.com)(2-16-2007)
  • Commercial Breakdown for the 2007 Bud Shootout: For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown from the race on Saturday evening, February 10 [by Cheryl Walker]. Started recording the times as the broadcast began at 8:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:00 PM (all times are EST).
    Total number of commercials: 72
    Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
    Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast: 9
    (companies: Fox HDTV on Comcast; Chevy; DirecTV; NAPA; Pizza Hut; Toyota; Ford; Lowes; Fox 3D cam)
    Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 35 sec.
    Also, there was the following race statistic during the broadcast, sponsored by one company:
    Pizza Hut Race Summary
    Restarts missed due to being away at commercial: 0
    Start time to record race/commercial periods: 8:00 P.M.
    End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:00 P.M.
    Total minutes: 120
    Minutes of race broadcast: 88
    Minutes of commercials: 32
    Total race brdcst time: 88 min Total comm. brdcst time: 32 min
    (see full report at CawsnJaws.com)(2-11-2007)