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 1:59 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:11 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300

Total number of commercials: 115

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 98
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 54
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 17
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 16
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 116

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 28 (companies: Smithfield Foods; Winning43.com ; Hunt Bros. Pizza; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy drink; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; Can-Am; Geico; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Craftsman; Sprint.com/network; Bank of America; Credit One Bank; Navy Federal Credit Union; Proudly Propane; GE; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com #TheChase ; NASCAR.com/Drive ; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; upcoming SC Race; DoverSpeedway.com ; NASCAR.com/Tickets)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 45 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Finished 4th at Chicagoland Last Week’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Best Finish 2nd’
Nationwide ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
Hunt Bros. Pizza ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘On Board Camera’
Chevy ‘On Board Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘On Board Camera’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
The Weather Channel ‘Current Conditions’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Advanced’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Tracker’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points As They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Austin Dillon – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 3 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 3 Wins in Previous 381 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – 2 Wins this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Matt Kenseth – 2 Straight Wins’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kevin Harvick – Finished 20th Last Week’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Joey Logano – Longest Streak This Season’
Sprint ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 1286 Laps Led this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Cautions Come Later at NHIS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 46 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’11 Speeding Penalties Last Week’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Total Speeding Penalties After 27 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Green Flag Run 105 Laps’
NASCAR on NBCSNNBCEEit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – Career Longest Winless Streak’
Toyota Camry ‘On Track Car’
Toyota ‘Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
Sprint ‘Matt Kenseth – 2 Straight Wins at NHIS
Ford ‘Drive to the Championship’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
Proudly Propane ‘Lap Leaders’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
Sprint ‘Cautions Today 2 (Track Record 2 in 1997)’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Carl Edwards – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘How NASCAR Does Playoffs’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Most Career Wins at NHIS
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH at the Line’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Since Pit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Coming to the Green’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 1:59 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:11 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 192
Minutes of race broadcast: 146
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 46
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 8

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 1
Number of terrific renditions of The National Anthem: 1 Daniel M. Clark

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

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS
– 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 edition

Date: 9-18-16

Racetrack: Chicagoland Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kyle Busch

HEARTRACERS:

  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin won the race and locked himself into the next round of the Chase. He looks like a contender for the final four Chasers this season.
  • Joey Logano: Joey set himself up to make it to the next round on points even if he doesn’t win. He got second place in the race and is off to a good Chase start.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase was close to winning this race and ended up third. He got beat by Martin Truex Jr. on the final pit stops to lose an almost certain race win.
  • Ryan Blaney: Ryan stayed out of the pits on the final caution and got a great fourth-place finish. If more people stayed out with him he would have possibly won.
  • Alex Bowman: Alex had one of his best runs since filling in for Dale Jr. He got a top-ten.
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad got a top-five in the first Chase race. He will be going for the final round of the Chase to make it there with his teammate.

Read more JAW's ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS' - 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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 on Lap 9 of the race at 2:56 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 5:37 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

Total number of commercials: 96

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 48

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 77
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 45
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 19
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
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): 113

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23 (companies: Smithfield Foods; MdDonald’s; Coca-Cola; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; Sunoco; Geico; Liberty Mutual; Progressive; Sprint.com/network; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Google Earth ; Sunday Night Football on NBC; IndyCar on NBCSN; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR Heat Evolution; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/RaceView; NASCAR.com/Drive; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming SC race)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 3 min. 40 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
Sprint ‘Kyle Larson – 5.0 Avg. Finish at Chicagoland’
Tire Rack ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for Free Pass’
Sprint ‘Jimmie Johnson – 25 Wins on 1.5 mi. Tracks (Most All Time)’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Communication’
Carl’s Jr. ‘Through the Field’
Toyota Camry ‘On Track Car’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 63 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Penalty’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Youth is Served – Making 1st Chase Appearance’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – Active Winless Tracks’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Longest Winless Streaks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Getting Close to 1st Win This Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Nation’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘How NASCAR Does Playoffs’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Laps Led Today 139’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Tonight on NBCSN
Smithfield ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Ryan Blaney – 3 SC Top 5 Finishes’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:56 PM (Lap 9)
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:37 PM

Total minutes of race broadcast from Lap 9 to Finish: 161
Minutes of race broadcast: 127
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 34
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 9

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’
– 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 edition

Date: 9-14-16

Racetrack: Richmond International Raceway

Pole Sitter: Denny Hamlin

HEARTRACERS:

  • Denny Hamlin: Denny started on pole and won the race. He almost led the most laps for a full point’s bonus. He now has three wins. He starts the Chase only three points out of first.
  • Chris Buescher: Chris finished on the lead lap and did enough to secure his top-thirty points finish. He got in the Chase.
  • Michael McDowell: Michael got a top-twelve finish as an attempt to get into the Chase. It was one of his best runs of the year.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle finished second and almost won two races to get into the Chase. He is fully ready for the Chase now.
  • Martin Truex Jr. Martin led the most laps and just came up short on three Chase wins. He got a strong third though.
  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie got into the Chase on points. He got a good top-ten finish. He will add two cars for Ganassi Racing into the Chase.

Read more JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’ - 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 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 11:41 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 2016 Federated Auto Parts 400

Total number of commercials: 107

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 56

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 89
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 54
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 18
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 124

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 23 (companies: Smithfield Foods; Win43.com ; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; Geico; Liberty Mutual; GE; Sprint/freedom; Bank of America; Credit One Bank; Sunday Night Football on NBC; NASCAR Heat Evolution; NASCAR.com/Drive ; NASCAR.com/Mobile ; NASCAR.com/Superstore ; NBCSports/Live ; ‘NASCAR America’ presented by Advance Auto Parts on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race)

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 NBCSN
Smithfield Foods ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
Sprint ‘In-Car Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Geico ‘In-Car Camera’
Smithfield ‘On Board Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Toyota ‘On Board Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
NASCAR on NBCSN ’4-Wide Salute to the Fans’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Tracker’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 16 in Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 16’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Bubble’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kasey Kahne – Avg. Finish 16.7’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race for 30th’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
Sprint ‘Jamie McMurray – 32 Pts. Ahead of 17th (Ryan Newman)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jamie McMurray – 500th Career Race’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Restarted’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Penalty’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Penalty Issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Car’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Greg Biffle – 500th Career Race’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Running Order’
Sprint ‘Martin Truex Jr. – 1143 Laps Led this Season (Career High)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Current Green Flag Run 75 Laps (Longest Today)’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Martin Truex Jr. – Led 48 Laps in Previous 21 Starts’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Standings’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Debris’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Road Timing Lines’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Extra Timing Lines Make a Difference – Speeding Penalties’
Toyota ‘Driver Update’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Round of 16 Playoff Schedule’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘Lead Changes 18’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘9th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘10th Caution’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotter Communication’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘11th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘12th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘13th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSNRIR Most Cautions 15’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘14th Caution’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘15th Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Red Flag’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Involved in Wreck’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Tonight’s 15 Cautions Ties Record’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase for the Sprint Cup Playoff Schedule’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Last Pit Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restarted’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Overtime’
Credit One Bank ‘Overtime’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 7:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 11:31 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 251
Minutes of race broadcast: 211
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 40
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 7

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
– 2016 Bojangles’ Southern 500 edition

Date: 9-4-16

Racetrack: Darlington Raceway

Pole Sitter: Kevin Harvick

HEARTRACERS:

  • Martin Truex Jr.: Martin won the race. He took advantage of Kevin Harvick’s bad late pit stop to get it done. He got a second Chase win giving him momentum into the Chase.
  • Kyle Larson: Kyle was close to back-to-back wins in third. He led some laps and was almost there. If he had won it would have been a Chip Ganassi weekend sweep with Scott Dixon winning the IndyCar race.
  • Joey Logano: Joey got a top-five finish. He didn’t lead a lap but capitalized on the last pit stop. He got great track position for a good finish.
  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin added more to his first part of the season points lead. He led the most laps and was second. He was one pit stop away from bettering his Darlington Driver Rating. They had his rating at number two which is where he finished.
  • Kasey Khane: Kasey got a strong finish for his Chase bid. If he were to win next week he could get in. This good finish could help him get there.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase almost mathematically secured a Chase spot over Ryan Newman. Newman is the only driver out of the Chase on points that could mathematically catch him. Newman also failed a race inspection the takes a minimum of ten points off of where he is at. As a repeat offender he could get more points off than that, locking Chase in before the next race.

Read more JAW's 'HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS' - 2016 Bojangles' Southern 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 6:05 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:24 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBC 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 2016 Bojangles’ Southern 500

Total number of commercials: 162

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 75

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 138
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 72
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 24
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 22
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 124

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 32 (companies: STP; Smithfield Foods; Sonic; Coca-Cola; 5 Hour Energy drink; Busch Beer; Chevy; Ford; Ford Performance; Winning43.com ; Toyota; TRD; Geico; Nationwide; Liberty Mutual; Progressive; Advance Auto Parts; Sprint.com/network; GE; Credit One Bank; Bank of America; Thursday Night Football on NBC; NBCSports.com/InsideNASCAR; NBCSports.com/Live; NASCAR.com/Mobile; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/tickets; NASCAR.com/Drive; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lane’ on NBCSN; upcoming Xfinity race; upcoming Cup race; WPXI; Penna. Lottery)

Total amount of time these brief promos take during broadcast: app. 4 min. 35 sec.

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

NASCAR on NBC
Mobil 1 ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Radio Communications’
5 Hour Energy ‘In-Car Camera’
STP ‘On Board Camera’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Nationwide ‘On Board Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board Camera’
Toyota ‘In-Car Camera’
Busch Beer ‘On Board Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
GE ‘Track Facts’
Sprint ‘Jeff Gordon – 7 Wins at Darlington (Most of any Active Driver)
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Standings’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBC ‘On Board’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Driver Telemetry’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBC ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16 in Points’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Tracker’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Team Communications’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Bubble’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty Issued’
Chevy ‘On the Move’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Comparison’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Secs. Ahead of 2nd’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Standings’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Jamie McMurray – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Coming Up’
NASCAR on NBC ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCNBC EE it’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Penalty’
NASCAR on NBC ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pass Thru’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Booth – Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett, and Dale Jarrett’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Road Grid’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘3rd Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Carl Edwards – Throwback based on Tony Stewart scheme’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Restarted’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase for 30th’
Sprint ‘Kevin Harvick – Most Laps Led 130’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Summary’
Nationwide ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBC ‘4th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Started’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kevin Harvick – 10000th Career Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBC ‘5th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Pit In/Currently’
NASCAR on NBC ‘6th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘7th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Chase Bubble Drivers’
NASCAR on NBCNASCAR Non Stop’
Sprint ‘Chris Buescher – 13 Pts. Ahead of 31st’
NASCAR on NBC ‘8th Caution’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Kyle Larson – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Tony Stewart – 3rd DNF this Season’
Smithfield Foods ‘Under 43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Race Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Top 16 or Race Leader’
NASCAR on NBC ‘10th Caution’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on NBC ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:05 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:24 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 259
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 61
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

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’
– 2016 Pure Michigan 400 Edition

Date: 8-28-16

Racetrack: Michigan International Speedway

Pole Sitter: Joey Logano

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kyle Larson: Kyle won the race. He led the most laps after he and Chase Elliott were rain racing. Chase wanted his first win, too; but Kyle beat him to it. He gave a crazy burnout hurting his tires and car. He didn’t care though. That got him in the Chase and gave a boost to Chip Ganassi.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase led a bunch of laps in second place. He thought he won until the caution came out. On the next restart he picked the wrong lane in my opinion to get that push for the win. He is pretty close to making the Chase on points too.
  • Ryan Blaney: Ryan got a nice top-five finish in the race. He didn’t want to push his rookie rival Chase Elliott to a win. Therefore on the restart he dropped back from a potential top-two finish.
  • Greg Biffle: Greg got one of his better finishes of this year. For Roush Racing the entire season has been a disappointment. Greg is still fighting for positions.
  • Carl Edwards: Carl is in the Chase and had a good top-ten finish. He was coming off some races where he had bad luck. He will feel better with a solid run.
  • Brad Keselowski: Brad has four wins this season. His top-five finish is no surprise. He has been running better than his teammate this year.

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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 2:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 4:45 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.

NBCSN 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 2016 Pure Michigan 400

Total number of commercials: 101

Total number of companies or entities advertised: 44

Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 80
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 40
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 21
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 4

Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 87

Total number of companies or entities advertised in brief promos or crawlers: 21 (companies: Smithfield Foods; Coca-Cola; Chevy; Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition; Ford; Ford Performance; Toyota; TRD; Geico; Liberty Mutual; GoodYear; PennZoil Synthetics; Sprint.com/network; Sprint.com/Freedom; Credit One Bank; Thrivent Financial; NFL Kick-Off on NBC; NBCSports.com/Live; ‘NASCAR America’ on NBCSN; ‘NASCAR America Post-Race Show’ on NBCSN; ‘Victory Lap’ on NBCSN; NASCAR.com/Drive; NASCAR.com/Superstore; NASCAR.com/BestInShow; upcoming NASCAR Cup race)

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 NBCSN
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 7 Finishes of 22nd or Worse this Season’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Denny Hamlin – 3 Top 5 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Finished Outside Top 10 in 8 of Last 10 Races’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starts/Wins/Top 5s/Top 10s’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Starting Grid’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio Communications’
Thrivent Financial ‘On Board’
Geico ‘On Board’
Coca-Cola ‘In-Car Camera’
Sprint ‘On Board’
Ford ‘In-Car Camera’
Smithfield Foods ‘Aerial Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Leads HMS
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Larson – Best Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Analysis’
Dodge Ram ‘Guts & Glory’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Running Order’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 3’
NASCAR on NBCSNMPH Comparison’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race for 30th’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Intervals’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Driver Telemetry’
Sprint ‘Chris Buescher – +7 Points Ahead of 31st’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Team Communications’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 2’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Battle for’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Control: Competition Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘1st Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Free Pass’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit In/Pit Out’
Geico ‘Race Off Pit Road’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chris Buescher – Last 3 Finishes’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Fastest’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Leader’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘2nd Caution’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Tracker’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘In the Chase’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Top 16 in Points’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Reporter’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Started/Currently’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Kyle Busch – Finished 31st or Worse 6 Times’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Biggest Movers Since Restart’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Restarted’
Liberty Mutual ‘Spotters’ Coverage’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Radio’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Race Leader’
Sprint ‘HMS – 18 Races Since Last Win’
NASCAR on NBCSNHMS Longest Winless Streaks’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 8 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Standings As They Run’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Currently/Started/High/Low’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Jimmie Johnson – 15 Laps Led’
Hardee’s ‘Through the Field’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Laps Since Pit’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Pit Window’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – 8 Laps Led’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Brad Keselowski – Best Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘3rd Caution’
Sprint ‘Fastest Speed Reached’
NASCAR on NBCSNNASCAR Non Stop’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Through the Field’
GoodYear ‘Lap Leaders’
Smithfield Foods ’43 to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott – Best Finish 2nd’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Closing the Gap’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘No Penalty issued’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Chase Elliott & Kyle Larson – Looking for 1st Career Win’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Notable Team Winless Streaks’
Credit One Bank ‘One to Go’
NASCAR on NBCSN ‘Final Lap’

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:45 PM

Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 165
Minutes of race broadcast: 131
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 34
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 10

Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0 One debris caution occurred during commercial

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

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JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Edition

Date: 8-21-16

Racetrack: Bristol Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Carl Edwards

HEARTRACERS:

  • Kevin Harvick: Kevin led the second most laps and won the race. He benefited from Kyle Busch and other contenders crashing. He was left with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who he had no problem beating. He added a Chase win and retook the points lead from Brad Keselowski.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Ricky got second place in the race. He most likely would not have finished there if ten of the top eleven cars hadn’t had problems.
  • Austin Dillon: Austin was another car to benefit from the carnage of the race. Unlike Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is far outside the Chase, Austin was all but ensuring a Chase berth on points.
  • Chris Beuscher: Chris’s pace was really good even if he benefited from crashes to his rivals. He was a top-fifteen car for the first time all year. He most importantly got into the top 30 in points by a big 13 points.
  • Jamie McMurray: Jamie drove a good consistent race to help secure his Chase berth. He is also likely to make the Chase on points.
  • Denny Hamlin: Denny was the only top ten driver other than Kevin Harvick not to crash. He did get a pit penalty that kept him from challenging Kevin Harvick. He got a top-five finish.

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