NASCAR’s Sunday Cup race festivities began with solemn vows of self-improvement. Kevin Harvick took over once the green flag flew, and dominated to a win. The commercials were present during the broadcast, of course. 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 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:05 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:01 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 236
Minutes of race broadcast: 188
Minutes of traditional commercials: 48
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 5
Total number of commercials: 135
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 70
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 117
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 67
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 18
Total number of companies or entities advertised:16
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 3
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