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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Alsco 500(k)


Thursday night brought us another Cup race that fell during the week, instead of on the weekend. No matter when there is a race, though, there will always be commercials. 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 Alsco 500(k)

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:05 PM
Rain Delay: 7:59 PM
Resumption of Race: 9:08 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:07 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 173
Minutes of race broadcast: 146
Minutes of traditional commercials: 27
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 6

Total number of commercials: 76
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 38
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 65
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 36
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 11
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 9
Number of times FS1 utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 2

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