And… just like that… this year’s NASCAR season is over, and a Champion was crowned. Doesn’t it seem like it was just a little while ago that we were joyously watching our racing warriors on the track at Daytona for the Daytona 500? Between then and now there have been triumphs and crushing defeats, racing penalties cheered or jeered, babies born to our NASCAR stars, and a myriad of stories to relish or suffer over. During the NASCAR broadcasts, there were a lot of commercials, all of which we can inwardly deride, but also be thankful for, since they bring us the chance to watch the races in the first place. For those who like to know precisely how many ads there were on Sunday, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.
Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:12 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:27 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 195
Minutes of race broadcast: 173
Minutes of traditional commercials: 22
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 16
Total number of commercials: 103
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 59
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 34
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 44
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 21
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 7
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