For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race. (This race was originally scheduled to run Saturday night, but was rained out.)

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 1:01 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 4:24 PM (all times are EST). I 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.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Toyota Owners 400

Total number of commercials: 109

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 99
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 10
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 8
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 2

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 80

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 29 (companies: KFC; McDonald’s; Coca-Cola; 5-Hour Energy drink; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy Silverado; Ford; Toyota #LetsGoPlaces ; Can-Am; GoodYear; Sunoco; Advance Auto Parts; Nationwide Insurance; Sprint.com/halfprice ; ‘Game of War’; Cialis; Ortho; ‘Safe Kids Day’ ; ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ movie; UFC Fight Night on FS1; FoxSports.com ; ‘The Buzzer’ ; Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award; NASCAR.com/award; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; NASCAR on Fox; NASCAR.com/green ; upcoming Talladega Cup race on Fox; upcoming Talladega Xfinity race on Fox)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 5 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
Toyota ‘Zero Emissions Vehicle’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Finishes – Last 4 Races’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Weather – RIR
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kasey Kahne – Position’
KFC ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Beatin’ and Bangin’ on Short Tracks’
Toyota Mirai ‘Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Sprint ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Top 10 Finishes’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Toyota Mirai ‘Pace Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jimmie Johnson – Position’
Quicken Loans ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
Can-Am ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Jamie McMurray – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘On Pit Road’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
Toyota ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Fox Virtual Car’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
5 Hour Energy ‘Big Move of the Race’
NASCAR on Fox ’3 Things You Need to Know’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RIR – Under Caution’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:01 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:24 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 203
Minutes of race broadcast: 156
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 47
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 2

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
-Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes edition

Date: 4-19-15

Racetrack: Bristol Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Matt Kenseth

HEARTRACERS:

  • Matt Kenseth: Matt won his first race in over a season. He started on pole and capitalized on the mistakes of his challengers to win and get into the Chase.
  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie was in the wall and several wrecks in the race. No one thought he could finish second in this race.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Roush Racing has had trouble in several races this season but Ricky fixed that in this race. He kept his car clean and finished in the top-five.
  • Tony Stewart: Tony has not done well this season or last so far. He really was a factor at the end of this race for the first time in a long time.
  • Justin Allgaier: Justin is in a single-car team. They were running around the back for years and now Justin is taking them towards the front with his top-ten finish.
  • Danica Patrick: Danica is really turning around her career this year meeting the quota of her sponsors. She is improving her racing at every track and avoiding the wrecks. She got another top-ten finish.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the call to start the engines of the race at 2:20 PM, stopped at the rain delay at 2:43 PM; began recording again at 6:48 PM, then stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:28 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage, or rain delay coverage.

Fox and FS1 were the broadcast teams 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.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes

Total number of commercials: 89

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 53

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 85
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 4
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 4
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 1

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 86

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 28 (companies: @byrnesstrong / #byrnesstrong ; Stand Up 2 Cancer ; Food City ; KFC; McDonald’s; Coke Zero; Mountain Dew Dew Shine #DewShine ; 5 Hour Energy drink; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Chevy Silverado; Ford; Ford F150; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Advance Auto Parts; Geico; Nationwide; Sprint.com/halfprice ; Ortho; ‘Game of War’; upcoming Monster Energy SuperCross race; ‘FS Live!’; ‘Garbage Time with Katie Nolan’; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; upcoming RIR Xfinity Race on Fox; upcoming RIR Cup Race on Fox; upcoming Talladega race on Fox; upcoming Kansas race on Fox)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 45 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
McDonald’s ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Backstretch Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Frontstretch Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Program Alert’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back Since Restart’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. – Short Track Career’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
StandUptoCancer ‘Mid-Race Report’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
KFC ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Tweets from Bristol’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Chevy SS ‘Safety Car’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Sprint ‘Darrell Waltrip – 12 BMS Wins – Most All Time’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Position’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kurt Busch – Pit Stop Summary’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 5 – Last Pit Stop’
Food City ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Next on FS1’
NASCAR on Fox ’3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:20 PM
Stop time for rain delay: 2:43 PM
Restart time to record race/commercial periods: 6:48 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:28 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 243
Minutes of race broadcast: 202
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 41
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 2

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– Duck Commander 500 edition

Date: 4-11-15

Racetrack: Texas Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kurt Busch

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie won the Duck Commander 500 after leading the most laps. He has won at this track five times now. He beat current points-leader Kevin Harvick with this win.
  • Kasey Kahne: Kasey had a good top-ten finish again for Hendrick Motor Sports. He led laps and contended through the day. He did not have a winning car, though, so he got what he could.
  • Team Penske: Both Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano finished in the top five again. They have won races and poles all year and will contend in the Chase.
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin is driving for a single-car team this year. Furniture Row Racing has gone from riding around the back to a contending team. Martin had another top-ten finish.
  • David Ragan: David started back in 30th place and got a top-15 finish in his fill-in ride. Kyle Busch will really be happy about where his car will be in owner points and the outright developmental pace it has going forward.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin is on a Richard Petty kind of 70’s run right now in Cup. He is getting one-two finishes and poles continually while being the defending champion. He finished second again.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Duck Commander 500 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Saturday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 7:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 11:22 PM (all times are EST). I 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.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Duck Commander 500

Total number of commercials: 129

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 123
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 63
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 6
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 5
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 1

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 64

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23 (companies: KFC; McDonald’s; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy drink; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy Silverado; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Ford F150; Toyota; Harley-Davidson; Can-Am; GoodYear; Geico; Nationwide Insurance; Advance Auto Parts; Sprint.com/halfprice; Cialis; ‘Mall Cop 2’ movie; ‘The Last Man on Earth’ on Fox; UFC Fight Night on FS1; ‘Race Hub’ on FS1; NASCAR on Fox; upcoming BMS Sprint Cup race on Fox; upcoming 3 races on Fox)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 20 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on Fox ‘Snap Shot’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
Harley-Davidson ‘Track Description’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
TAXact.com ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Career at TMS
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RFR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
Budweiser ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘On Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Green Flag Times – Last Sequence’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Paul Menard – Finishes This Season’
NASCAR on Fox ‘The Social Scene’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Fox Trax’
KFC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘TMS Leaders / Lead Changes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Position’
Sprint ‘Jimmie Johnson – 4 TMS Wins’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back – Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Temperatures’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Comparison’
KFC ‘Race Break’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Longest Winless Streaks’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – SC Points Leader’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Officiating Trailer’
NASCAR on Fox ’3 Things to Know – TMS
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Trends’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘TX Radio Remix’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Speed Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:22 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 232
Minutes of race broadcast: 181
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 51
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 2

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 3

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
STP 500 edition

Date: 3-29-15

Racetrack: Martinsville Speedway

Pole Sitter: Joey Logano

HEARTRACERS::

  • Denny Hamlin: Denny had not won a race at Martinsville since 2010 but he won today. He held off a bump-and-run attempt by Brad Keselowski with one corner to go.
  • Danica Patrick: Danica finished seventh for her best Martinsville finish ever. She drove a great race to challenge her male critics.
  • David Ragan: David had his best finish ever at Martinsville in the top-five. That was one of the best Sprint Cup fill-in drives in the series’ history.
  • Aric Almirola: Aric had a great top-fifteen finish in the STP commemorative paint scheme for RPM. He was one of the top Fords in the race.
  • Trevor Bayne: Trevor lost a tire at the beginning of the race and looked like he might not finish on the lead lap. He and his team worked on the car all day to finish in the top-twenty.
  • Penske Motorsports Weekend: Penske Indy Cars swept qualifying and the race in the opener for the series. Joey Logano won from pole in the truck race. He and Brad Keselowski finished second and third, and were almost a bump-and-run away from sweeping the weekend.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 STP 500 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 1:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:07 PM (all times are EST). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

FS1 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.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 STP 500

Total number of commercials: 112

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 51

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 107
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 50
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 5
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 4
Number of times FS1 utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 1

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 78

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 22 (companies: Sonic; KFC; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Toyota; Sunoco; GoodYear; Advance Auto Parts; Nationwide; Sprint.com/halfprice ; ‘Game of War’ ; Ortho; ‘Garbage Time with Katie Nolan’ on Fox; UFC on FS1; ‘The Buzzer’ ; ‘FoxSports Live’ ; ‘Race Hub’ on Fox; upcoming Xfinity Series race; upcoming Sprint Cup race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 55 sec.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on Fox ‘Snap Shot’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Booth’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
Geico ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Track Weather’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
Geico ‘In-Car Camera’
Budweiser ‘In-Car Camera’
STP ‘In-Car Camera’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Battle for:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Chase Elliott – Sprint Cup Debut’
Nationwide ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Short Track Career’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Dropping Back – Since Restart’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
NASCAR on Fox ‘In the Pits’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 10 Finish’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RCR Running Order’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – 4 – 8 Straight Top 2 Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – 4 Time Martinsville Winner’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Substitute Drivers’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Uncontrolled Tire Penalties’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Recap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Crank it Up’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Update’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
KFC ‘Race Break’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Denny Hamlin – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Mid-Race Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘The Social Scene’
5 Hour Energy ‘Foot Cam’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Brad Keselowski – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers – Since Restart’
Sprint ‘Fastest Lap’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Interval Behind Leader’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Danica Patrick – Position’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martinsville – 3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:07 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 247
Minutes of race broadcast: 200
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 47
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 3

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
-Auto Club 400 Edition

Date: 3-22-15

Racetrack: Auto Club Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kurt Busch

HEARTRACERS:

  • Brad Keselowski: Brad only led one lap of the race and it was the last one. He took advantage of four tires with multiple restarts to pass everyone. No one expected that two debris cautions would fall late in the race, allowing him to slice through the field for victory.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin has kept his streak of top-2 finishes alive, now, at seven. He finished in second place. He ran well the whole race and looked like he would win again.
  • Landon Cassill: Landon went from losing the engine in the first two races of the year to a top-25 finish this week. He got enough free passes to be on the lead lap at the end. He passes drivers on the hectic restarts to finish farther ahead than that car normally runs.
  • Paul Menard: Paul has been known for being a consistent driver and not winning too many races over the years. Paul still hasn’t won yet this year but he is finishing well inside the top ten.
  • Justin Allgaier: Justin did what Landon Cassill did in this race. He hung around in a 25th place car and waited till the end of the race and the restarts to move up to 12th place.
  • Chris Buescher: Chris was called up to replace Brett Moffitt in the No. 34 car this week. He did very well for his first Cup start finishing 20th.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2015 Auto Club 400 edition ...

For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.

I began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 3:30 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 6:50 PM (all times are EST). I 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.

Throughout the breakdown, you can find links to sponsors, or special items-of-interest such as links to contests and movie sites.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2015 Auto Club 400

Total number of commercials: 108

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 60

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 101
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 7
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 6
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 1

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 88

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 28 (companies: AAA ; KFC; Monster Energy ; Monster Energy Super Cross ; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy; Budweiser; Chevy; Chevy Silverado; Chevy.com/dalejr ; Ford; Toyota; GoodYear; PEAK; Geico; Nationwide; Advance Auto Parts; Sprint.com/halfprice; Janssen ; AdvoCare; Cialis; ‘Game of War’; ‘Mall Cop 2’ ; ‘Last Man on Earth’ on Fox; ‘American Idol’ on Fox; ‘Garbage Time With Katie Nolan’ on Fox; FS1.com; NASCAR on Fox; ‘Race Hub’ on Fox; upcoming Martinsville Sprint Cup race on FS1)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min.

Also, there are the following race statistics/graphics during the broadcast, sponsored by companies:

NASCAR on Fox ‘Snap Shot’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Grand Stand Roof’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Hollywood Hotel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Reports’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 Starting Grid’
Toyota ‘Auto Club 400 Pace Car’
Ford Ecoboost ‘Track Facts’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Team Communications’
GoodYear ‘Aerial Coverage’
KFC ‘Track Weather’
KFC ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on Fox ‘To the Rear’
NASCAR on Fox ‘JGR Running Order’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Jimmy John’s ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Biggest Movers’
KFC ‘Position’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – 7 Straight Top-2 Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leaders’
Sunoco ‘Race Fuel’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR Rules Analyst’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Performance Report’
Nationwide ‘Dale Jr. Last 3 Auto Club Finishes’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Commentators’
Toyota ‘Top Performers’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Reporting:’
NASCAR on Fox ‘RCR Running Order’
PEAK ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford Ecoboost ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Green Flag Pit Times – Last Sequence’
Budweiser ‘Race Summary’
AdvoCare ‘In-Car Camera’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Interval’
Coca-Cola ‘Racing Family Update’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Driver Position’
Advance Auto Parts ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Mid-Race Report’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Pit Stop Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Leader Comparison’
Nationwide ’88 Inside Ride’
NASCAR on Fox ‘HMS Running Order’
PEAK ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Kurt Busch – California Dominance’
NASCAR on Fox ‘SHR Running Order’
Sprint ‘Most Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 Race Summary’
ProVision ‘Pit Road Technology’
Advance Auto Parts ‘NASCAR Race Day Driver Spotlight’
Sprint ‘Biggest Mover Since Restart’
AdvoCare ‘Race Summary’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Top 5 – Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club Leader’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Auto Club 400 – 3 Things You Need to Know’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Race Recap’
5 Hour Energy ‘Move of the Race’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on Fox ‘NASCAR’s Western Swing’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Flash Back’
NASCAR on Fox ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:50 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 200
Minutes of race broadcast: 151
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 49
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 3

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 3

Click here for last year’s commercial breakdown of this race.

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– CampingWorld.com 500 edition

Date: 3-15-15

Racetrack: Phoenix International Raceway

Pole Sitter: Kevin Harvick

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kevin Harvick: When Kevin started on the pole at Phoenix he looked like he was going to be tough to beat. There were not enough people in this race that could challenge him. His car dominated from pole and led 224 laps to the win.
  • Kurt Busch: With all of the problems for Kurt so far this season a good finish is what he needed. Kurt looked like he could challenge Harvick for a while in the late stages of the race and almost won. He finished in 5th place.
  • Brad Keselowski: Of the cars that led the most laps that didn’t win (other than Harvick), Brad was first. He challenged Harvick when he could on restarts or certain points of the race but Harvick always ended up back in front.
  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie got as close as you will get to a win in Sunday’s race by finishing second. He had not won in a few years in Sprint Cup and he tried really hard. He only led one lap but that was a rare thing against Harvick this week.
  • Jimmie Johnson: After being involved in a lap-three crash with Brian Vickers, Jimmie Johnson went on to have a good race. His team repaired the No. 48 Chevy, and he finished inside the top fifteen. That is important towards the Chase.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Ricky has had two good races in a row. Jack Roush’s team has been struggling so far this year. Ricky put together another strong run with a 12th place finish.

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