On race day […] there are no protections from ads during the race broadcast. 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 2020 FanShield 500
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:08 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 218
Minutes of race broadcast: 178
Minutes of traditional commercials: 40
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 10
Total number of commercials: 123
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 62
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 100
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 55
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 23
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 4
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