For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 1:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:14 PM (all times are EDT). Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
Fox was the broadcast team for this event.
Please note that in addition to the commercials and promos listed below there is always a sponsor's logo that changes throughout the race near the race ticker.
Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2017 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
Total number of commercials: 138
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 66
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 111
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
Number of 'Side-by-Side' commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 27
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 15
Number of times Fox utilized 'Side-by-Side' commercials during this broadcast: 5
Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos 'floating' in corners of the screen): 142
Total race brdcst time 180 Total comm. brdcst time 44
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