For the 2023 baseball season, the MLB instituted new rules for various reasons; one of which, to speed up the game, was a time clock for pitchers. Baseball fans have noticed how this rule has shortened games, and have been on social media discussing their opinion of this development. On Sunday at Sonoma, there were only two cautions, and no multiple overtime restarts at the end of the race, and the race was over in less than three hours. Undoubtedly fans will debate their opinions of this outcome, as well. Did it seem to some that the commercials that are always present for a race broadcast were more tolerable for such a race? Perhaps. For those who like to know precisely how many ads there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week‘s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2023 Toyota/SaveMart 350

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:30 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:28 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 178
Minutes of race broadcast: 135
Minutes of traditional commercials: 43
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 10

Total number of commercials: 121
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 65
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 94
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 59
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 27
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 25
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast: 4

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Geico (5 times); Subway (4 times); Ford Performance (4 times); Fan Duel (4 times); T-Mobile (4 times)

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