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Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2017 Bojangles' Southern 500

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 6:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:07 PM (all times are EDT). Did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN was the broadcast team for this event.

Total number of commercials: 134

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 65

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 105

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 59

Number of 'Side-by-Side' commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 29

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 22

Number of times NBCSN 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): 153

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 27

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 2 min. 50 sec.  

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:07 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 247
Minutes of race broadcast: 204

Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 43
Minutes of 'Side-by-Side' commercials (split-screen): 9

Number of black flags for Richard Petty: 1
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of 'mystery cautions' (debris not shown): 0

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