Despite it being nearly Halloween, the weather in Martinsville for Sunday‘s Cup race was more like July. As would be the case during mid-summer, there was a gorgeous blue sky over the historic speedway, and there was lots of chatter about the heat in the cars. Make no mistake, though… there were plenty of drivers who left there feeling like they had been cursed by witches and drained by vampires, reminding everyone that Tuesday really will be Halloween. Also, during the broadcast, there were commercials haunting all of the action. For those fans 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 2023 Xfinity 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:38 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 218
Minutes of race broadcast: 189
Minutes of traditional commercials: 29
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 12

Total number of commercials: 113
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 57
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 84
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 52
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 29
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 16
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side‘ commercials during the broadcast: 5

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Toyota (7 times); Coca-Cola (6 times); WPXI (6 times); Wendy‘s (6 times); Xfinity (4 times); Auto-Owners Insurance (4 times); Ashley Furniture (4 times)

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