AUTOWEEK

August 2, 2016

by Mike Pryson

The list: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers receiving the most TV airtime revealed

Joyce Julius breaks it down.

Kevin Harvick checks in as NASCAR's most mentioned driver on TV broadcasts, while Sprint Cup Series most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. checks in just 11th in tracking reports released by Joyce Julius & Associates of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For more than three decades, the company has researched media mentions among its missions for corporate sponsorship interests. It tweeted out the list (below) complete through the first 18 live telecasts of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season (July 9, Kentucky Speedway).

Joyce Julius & Associates list of NASCAR drivers' TV time through 18 of 36 races

Driver

Interviews

Interview Time

Total Mentions

Kevin Harvick

23

0:16:34

2,458

Jimmie Johnson

13

0:09:46

1,961

Kyle Busch

23

0:21:11

1,870

Martin Truex Jr.

17

0:17:27

1,792

Brad Keselowski

15

0:14:50

1,634

Carl Edwards

20

0:16:15

1,622

Matt Kenseth

10

0:06:21

1,522

Joey Logano

17

0:17:00

1,489

Denny Hamlin

17

0:11:36

1,349

Kurt Busch

10

0:06:38

1,295

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

17

0:12:26

1,240

Chase Elliott

14

0:07:16

1,049

Kyle Larson

8

0:07:26

823

Tony Stewart

9

0:09:34

714

Ryan Blaney

9

0:06:47

594