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Commercial breakdown: 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400

Whether they are irritating interruptions, or chances for folks to run for more snacks, commercials are a reality for NASCAR fans on race day. 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 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard presented by Florida Georgia Line

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:46 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:42 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 236
Minutes of race broadcast: 195
Minutes of traditional commercials: 41
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 15

Total number of commercials: 143
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 111
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 32
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5

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