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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400


Mother Nature was trying to hold on to her power to interrupt and delay NASCAR races on Sunday as powerfully as Denny Hamlin was trying to hold on to the lead throughout the race. Unfortunately for Mother Nature, the best she could come up with was a few lightning bolts. Unfortunately for Denny Hamlin, a seemingly sure win was dashed by a pesky blown tire. While we watched Hamlin battle with Kevin Harvick for the win, we also watched pesky 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 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400
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Start time to record race/commercial periods: 5:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 8:46 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 226
Minutes of race broadcast: 183
Minutes of traditional commercials: 43
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 11

Total number of commercials: 124
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 49
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 44
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 26
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 4

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