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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Bank of America 400 at the Roval


For the first time ever, many NASCAR fans were doing rain dances across the country, hoping for rain on race day. The day prior, the Xfinity Series whet their appetites for something Paul Simon sang a song about: Slip, Sliding Away… this time meaning on rain tires. The desire for metal mayhem during races runs strong for some. The desire for as few commercials during race broadcasts runs strong, too. 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 Bank of America 400 at the Roval

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:11 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:50 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 219
Minutes of race broadcast: 179
Minutes of traditional commercials: 40
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 7

Total number of commercials: 121
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 100
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 21
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 18
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 3

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