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Watkins Glen television commercial breakdown

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

Began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 2:40 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:20 PM (all times are EDT). Due to heavy storms, we experienced a loss of TV feed for seven minutes during this broadcast, and one 30-second interruption for storm and flood information from WPXI (Penna. NBC network).

NBC 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 near the running order, as well as random driver statistics

Total number of commercials: 94
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 43
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 59
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 36
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 35
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBC 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): 89

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:40 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:20 PM
(Seven-minute loss of TV feed 3:35 PM – 3:42 PM)
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 160

Minutes of race broadcast: 129
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 24
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 13

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

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