The NASCAR season commenced on a beautiful Florida Sunday. The Daytona 500 had lows as low as Trace Adkins‘ voice for the National Anthem, and highs like the soaring Air Force Thunderbirds; just as NASCAR fans expected, wanted and enjoyed. The broadcast had commercials, too, just as fans expected, but not necessarily wanted or enjoyed. For those who like to know precisely how many there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week‘s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2022 Daytona 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:46 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:46 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 240
Minutes of race broadcast: 192
Minutes of traditional commercials: 48
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 8

Total number of commercials: 135
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 75
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 115
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 68
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 20
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 19
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast: 4

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Busch Beer (9 times); Geico (8 times); Coca-Cola (8 times); Xfinity (7 times); IBM (6 times); Upcoming Cup race (5 times); USFL (4 times); Ford (4 times); T-Mobile (4 times)

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