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Commercial breakdown: 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

On Sunday evening, the Cup race ran at the historic Darlington Raceway. For over four hours, fans were treated to a little bit of everything, including great racing, angry drivers, happy drivers, and the joy of seeing some old friends visiting the broadcast booth. There were commercials, of course. 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 Cook Out Southern 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:27 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 267
Minutes of race broadcast: 223
Minutes of traditional commercials: 44
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 10

Total number of commercials: 142
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 59
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 49
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 35
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 20
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero Sugar (9 times); Xfinity (9 times); Golf on NBC Sports (6 times); Upcoming Cup race (5 times); PNC Bank (5 times); USAA (5 times); T-Mobile (5 times)

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