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Kyle Busch leads NASCAR exposure time

Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:17 am
Posted by Pete Pistone

From News Release

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 14, 2011 -- Even before his most recent dustup, Kyle Busch had been the center of attention during this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series broadcasts.  Interviewed longer and mentioned more frequently than any other driver on the circuit during the first 12 event telecasts of 2011, Busch parlayed the spotlight into $28.4 million of exposure value for his sponsors—some $6.5 million more than the next most sponsor-potent driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

According to research conducted by Joyce Julius & Associates, Inc. -- which has monitored every NASCAR race telecast over the last 27 seasons -- Busch’s sponsors, with logos appearing on his car, uniform and pit crew, etc., were monitored for eight hours, 30 minutes, 39 seconds (8:30:39) during live and replayed coverage of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 through last month’s Coca-Cola 600.  Additionally, Busch and the FOX TV crew verbally mentioned his sponsors on 95 occasions.

Joyce Julius calculates television exposure value by comparing the in-broadcast visual and verbal exposure to the estimated cost of a national commercial during the telecast and applying Joyce Julius Recognition Grading -- which takes into account such factors as size and placement of the image on screen, as well as brand clutter and integration of the brand into the activity.

Earnhardt Jr.’s cumulative exposure value ranked him second among all drivers with $21.8 million, based on 5.5 hours of on-screen time for his sponsors and 18 brand mentions.  The popular driver was third in interview durations (0:13:07), but interestingly, Earnhardt Jr. sat just seventh in total driver mentions (1,140).

Meanwhile, Trevor Bayne, despite starting only eight of the first 12 points races this year, rode the wave of his Daytona 500 win to earn $12.3 million of exposure value for his sponsors, the seventh-most among the drivers.  Bayne placed 20th in terms of cumulative sponsor on-camera time and 22nd in driver mentions. 

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Since: May 14, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 12:23 am

Kyle Busch leads NASCAR exposure time

Theory seems to be a little slanted, Pretty much everytime he talks I wonder what new twist he is putting on his last excuse. Sometimes to much talking is a bad thing and taking the higher road speaks for itself. 

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:19 pm

Kyle Busch leads NASCAR exposure time

Plus it doesn't hurt that JGR-KBM's PR people and Kyle Busch himself doesn't turn down interviews and they have done a great job beating the snot out of RC and RCR and his driver in the media battle. RCR's PR people have really lost there way by having RC turn down interviews, not take questions and all they ever say is "No Comment".

Great job by Kyle Busch and his handlers, Heck with RC's actions at Kansas, KB's speeding ticket is a distant memory, and with Speed and Fox, TNT putting a camera and Mic in front of Kyle every chance they get because he answers them fully and it is a great tool and JGR and there sponsors are reaping the benefits while RCR is still floundering even this week. Spikes.

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