Earlier this past weekend the rains in the desert bedeviled qualifying and the other series.  However, Sunday experienced evil-free weather for racing. Fans were thankful the Cup race ran as scheduled, but that meant the ads did, too. Whether they are irritating interruptions, or chances for folks to run for more snacks, commercials are a reality for NASCAR fans on race day. 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 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:46 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 196
Minutes of race broadcast: 153
Minutes of traditional commercials: 43
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 10

Total number of commercials: 129
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 106
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 23
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 18
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast: 4

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