Following last week’s very moist weather that held up the race for days, NASCAR fans were fearing the same for Martinsville. It was not the case, though, and there were no rain delays at all. However, there was a lot of precipitation in the form of tears… most notably ones of joy for Chase Elliott, and ones of despair for Kevin Harvick. What happened on the track, however, does not affect how many commercials there are during a race. 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 Xfinity 500
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:56 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:55 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 239
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials: 41
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 12
Total number of commercials: 122
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 53
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 93
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 49
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 29
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5 + one stand-alone ad for Coca-Cola
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