Taco Bell Takes the Texas Law Hawk National for Quesalupas Ad

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, Phoenix Raceway and Sunoco promote the beginning of the Nascar season next Sunday, while Bandai and Dunkin Donuts present their products: the Power Rangers T-Rex Super Charge Morpher and the Dark Roast coffee blend, respectively.

Taco Bell's new national ad for the Quesalupa features one of the stars of its Super Bowl ad, high-energy Bryan Wilson, also known as the Texas Law Hawk. The spot was previously aired locally in Texas during the big game.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Taco Bell: Texas Law Hawk Taco Bell: Texas Law Hawk
Network: Spike
Show: Lip Sync Battle
Primetime Airing: Feb. 18, 10:27 pm ET
Dunkin' Donuts: Distinct Flavor Dunkin' Donuts: Distinct Flavor
Network: TLC
Show: Extreme Weight Loss
Primetime Airing: Feb. 18, 9:11 pm ET
Sunoco: Essence of Racing Sunoco: Essence of Racing
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: NASCAR Racing
Primetime Airing: Feb. 18, 8:52 pm ET
Bandai: Blast Bandai: Blast
Network: Nick Toons
Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Primetime Airing: Feb. 18, 10:58 pm ET
Phoenix International Raceway: This is Spring Break Phoenix International Raceway: This is Spring Break
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: NASCAR Racing
Primetime Airing: Feb. 18, 9:11 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
AT&T: BOGO: Hang Out AT&T: BOGO: Hang Out
Online Views: 250
Social Actions: 108,715
SpotShare: 4.10%
Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Online Views: 2,121,740
Social Actions: 37,381
SpotShare: 1.95%
Truth: CATmageddon Truth: CATmageddon
Online Views: 2,231,496
Social Actions: 29,791
SpotShare: 1.69%
YouTube: A Trip to Unicorn Island YouTube: A Trip to Unicorn Island
Online Views: 1,318,073
Social Actions: 26,025
SpotShare: 1.31%
Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Fight Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Fight
Online Views: 4,083,926
Social Actions: 2,552
SpotShare: 1.13%

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