If you have been a NASCAR fan for any length of time, you know a race is special when the Call to Start the Engines is done by four of NASCAR’s elite (Kyle Petty, Richard Petty, Richard Childress, and Joe Gibbs), at one of NASCAR’s most popular tracks (Bristol). To make things even better, the race was not held on dirt, and the black skies did not put forth any rain. If you watched at home, you did have to watch commercials during the broadcast. For those folks 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 2024 Food City 500 

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:31 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:10 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 219
Minutes of race broadcast: 179
Minutes of traditional commercials: 40
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 11

Total number of commercials: 128
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 104
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 58
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 24
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 4

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: Toyota (11 times); Wendy’s (7 times); Xfinity (5 times); Busch Light (5 times)