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Commercial breakdown: 2020 All-Star Open and Race


The Wednesday evening skies in Bristol, TN, were full of stars instead of rain clouds. The stands in Bristol Motor Speedway held around 20,000 fans with shining eyes, happy to witness a live race in Thunder Valley. Many of NASCAR’s brightest stars were on the track, racing for fun and money; why, even their cars were glowing! This illuminating broadcast showcased all of the above; but, of course, the commercials as well. 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 All-Star Open and Race

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:02 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:13 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 191
Minutes of race broadcast: 148
Minutes of traditional commercials: 43
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 6

Total number of commercials: 114
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 102
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 12
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 10
Number of times FS1 utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 2

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