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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Auto Club 400


Once again, rainy weather showed up in a place normally known for bright sun. Fortunately, the Cup race ran without a delay or postponement. Still, one wonders if they tried to run a NASCAR race in the center of the Sahara Desert what would happen? There is no wondering about one thing however: a race also means commercials. Whether they are irritating interruptions, or chances for folks to run for more snacks, advertisements 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 2020 Auto Club 400

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:29 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 179
Minutes of race broadcast: 137
Minutes of traditional commercials: 42
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 9

Total number of commercials: 132
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 25
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 4

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