On Wednesday evening, despite rain all around the area, the Cup race ran without a weather delay. However, as is always the case, the commercials ran, too. 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 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:05 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:48 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 223
Minutes of race broadcast: 186
Minutes of traditional commercials: 37
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 6
Total number of commercials: 104
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 88
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 45
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 16
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 13
Number of times FS1 utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 3
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