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Commercial breakdown: 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400

There is an old saying, “Nothing is forever.” Early on in Sunday’s NASCAR race, Ryan Blaney dropped from near the front to mid-pack, but ended up winning the race anyway. Some precipitation tried to horn in on things, but it didn’t last but for a few laps. During the race, Coca-Cola informed the public they now have a ‘new’ Coke Zero Sugar. Maybe nothing stays the same forever, but, at least for the present, we can count on there being commercials during the races. 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 2021 FireKeepers Casino 400

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:01 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:09 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 188
Minutes of race broadcast: 160
Minutes of traditional commercials: 28
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 12

Total number of commercials: 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 69
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 38
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 29
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 18
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5

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