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 2:25 PM, stopped for a Red Flag rain delay at 3:06 PM; began again at 4:43 PM; then stopped at the waving of the caution flag at 8:55 PM (all times are EDT). Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage, or during the red flag.
NBC was the broadcast team for this event.
Total number of commercials: 106
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 47
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 74
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Number of 'Side-by-Side' commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 32
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times NBC utilized 'Side-by-Side' commercials during this broadcast: 5
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:25 PM
Stopped for Red Flag Rain Delay: 3:06 PM
Restarted recording times: 4:43 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 8:55 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 293
Minutes of race broadcast: 257
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 36
Minutes of 'Side-by-Side' commercials (split-screen): 15
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of 'mystery cautions' (debris not shown): 0
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