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Commercial breakdown: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race

For over three hours on Sunday, NASCAR fans held their breaths and tried their best to send good vibes for the driver they wanted to win the race, and/or win the Championship. While three competitors came up short, it was Kyle Larson who stood under the confetti in the end. Fans who watched the TV broadcast experienced a higher-than-usual number of side-by-side commercials, a nice way to shine a light on the sponsors, yet keep the race on the screen. For those who like to know precisely how many regular commercials and side-by-sides there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown. Look for the annual round-up of all the commercial stats for the season coming your way soon.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:18 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:47 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 209
Minutes of race broadcast: 178
Minutes of traditional commercials: 31
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 15

Total number of commercials: 108
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 67
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 42
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 41
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 18
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 7

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