They say everything is bigger in Texas. On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup race had the trumpet section of the Ft. Worth Symphony play the National Anthem, a legendary NFL quarterback give the call to start the engines, and the race itself ran over four hours, lengthened by ten cautions. The commercials were present, too; all 141 of them. For those who like to know all the precise statistics, here is this week’s breakdown.
Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:11 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 251
Minutes of race broadcast: 211
Minutes of traditional commercials: 40
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 13
Total number of commercials: 141
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 46
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 43
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBC Sports utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5
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