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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Free Pass Breakdown after GEICO 500 at Talladega

After 13 races in 2020, 94 free passes have been given out to the highest running driver one or more laps down at the time of caution.

Below is a breakdown of how those 94 free passes have been given out in each race:

NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500
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GEICO 500 at Talladega:
Caution 1 (Lap 27): No. 15 Brennan Poole 
Caution 2 (Lap 57): No. 27 Gray Gaulding
Caution 3 (Lap 96): No. 77 B.J. McLeod
Cautions 4 and 5 (Laps 116 and 122): No. 51 Joey Gase
Cautions 6 and 7 (Laps 135 and 143): No. 00 Quin Houff 
Caution 8 (Lap 187): No. 62 Brendan Gaughan 

NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400
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Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami:
Caution 4 (Lap 82): No. 20 Erik Jones
Caution 5 (Lap 162): No. 37 Ryan Preece
Caution 6 (Lap 172): No. 38 John Hunter Nemechek
(The first three cautions each did not have a free pass recipient.)

NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500
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Blue Emu 500 at Martinsville:
Caution 1 (Lap 6): No. 51 Joey Gase
Caution 2 (Lap 62): No. 88 Alex Bowman
Caution 3 (Lap 114): No. 12 Ryan Blaney 
Caution 4 (Lap 132): No. 2 Brad Keselowski
Caution 5 (Lap 262): No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto 
Caution 6 (Lap 327): No. 14 Clint Bowyer
Caution 7 (Lap 398): No. 32 Corey Lajoie

NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
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Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta:
Caution 1 (Lap 27): No. 1 Kurt Busch
Caution 2 (Lap 96): No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto
Caution 3 (Lap 107): No. 38 John Hunter Nemechek
Caution 4 (Lap 203): No. 41 Cole Custer
Caution 5 (Lap 212): No. 15 Brennan Poole 

NASCAR Cup Series Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500
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Food City Presents The Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol:
Caution 1 (Lap 8): No. 00 Quin Houff
Caution 3 (Lap 62): No. 66 Timmy Hill
Caution 4 (Lap 127): No. 32 Corey Lajoie
Caution 6 (Lap 213): No. 27 Gray Gaulding
Caution 7 (Lap 218): No. 66 Timmy Hill (2)
Cautions 8 and 9 (Laps 231 and 240): No. 96 Daniel Suarez (2)
Caution 10 (Lap 252): No. 1 Kurt Busch 
Caution 11 (Lap 270): No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto
Caution 12 (Lap 330): No. 32 Corey Lajoie (2)
Caution 13 (Lap 356): No. 37 Ryan Preece
Caution 14 (Lap 434): No. 42 Matt Kenseth
Caution 15 (Lap 459): No. 96 Daniel Suarez (3)
Cautions 16 and 17 (Laps 466 and 490): No. 66 Timmy Hill (4)
(Cautions 3 and 5 each did not have a free pass recipient.)

NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500
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Alsco Uniforms 500k at Charlotte:
Caution 4 (Lap 57): No. 66 Timmy Hill
Caution 5 (Lap 74): No. 42 Matt Kenseth
Caution 6 (Lap 117): No. 27 Gray Gaulding 
Caution 7 (Lap 145): No. 42 Matt Kenseth (2)
(The first three cautions each did not have a free pass recipient.)

NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600
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Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte:
Caution 1 (Lap 22): No. 78 B.J. McLeod
Caution 2 (Lap 49): No. 53 Garrett Smithley
Caution 3 (Lap 98): No. 96 Daniel Suarez
Caution 4 (Lap 202): No. 17 Chris Buescher
Caution 5 (Lap 277): No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto 
Caution 6 (Lap 302): No. 41 Cole Custer 
Caution 7 (Lap 349): No. 1 Kurt Busch
Caution 8 (Lap 399): No. 34 Michael McDowell

NASCAR Cup Series Toyota 500
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Toyota 500k at Darlington:
Caution 1: (Lap 2): No. 78 B.J. McLeod*
Caution 3 (Lap 25): No. 38 John Hunter Nemechek
Caution 4 (Lap 60): No. 77 J.J. Yeley
Caution 5 (Lap 71): No. 00 Quin Houff
Caution 6 (Lap 81): No. 15 Brennan Poole 
Caution 7 (Lap 107): No. 77 J.J. Yeley (2)
Caution 8 (Lap 125): No. 51 Joey Gase 
Caution 9 (Lap 178): No. 18 Kyle Busch 
Caution 10 (Lap 194): No. 12 Ryan Blaney 
(The second and 11th cautions each did not have a free pass recipient.)
* served a drive-through penalty at the start of the race

NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400
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The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington:
Caution 2 (Lap 32): No. 27 J.J. Yeley
Caution 3 (Lap 91): No. 96 Daniel Suarez 
Caution 4 (Lap 111): No. 27 J.J. Yeley (2)
Caution 5 (Lap 125): No. 15 Brennan Poole 
Caution 6 (Lap 156): No. 96 Daniel Suarez (2)
Caution 7 (Lap 174): No. 15 Brennan Poole (2)
Cautions 8 and 9 (Laps 187 and 213): No. 77 Reed Sorenson (2) 
Caution 10 (Lap 254): No. 96 Daniel Suarez (3)
(The first caution did not have a free pass recipient.)

2020 Phoenix I Dominic Aragon restart
Photo by Dominic Aragon/TRE

Fan Shield 500 at Phoenix:
Caution 1 (Lap 59): No. 38 John Hunter Nemechek
Caution 2 (Lap 65): No. 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Caution 3 (Lap 77): No. 53 Joey Gase 
Caution 4 (Lap 132): No. 96 Daniel Suarez 
Caution 5 (Lap 190) No. 9 Chase Elliott
Caution 6 (Lap 215): No. 96 Daniel Suarez (2)
Caution 7 (Lap 253): No. 95 Christopher Bell
Caution 8 (Lap 266): No. 34 Michael McDowell
Caution 9 (Lap 278): No. 52 JJ Yeley 
Caution 10 (Lap 284): No. 11 Denny Hamlin
Cautions 11 and 12 (Laps 305, 311): No. 43 Bubba Wallace (2)

Amanda Montoya Auto Club 2020 Byron Custer Wallace
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Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway:
Caution 1 (Lap 62): No. 34 Michael McDowell 
Caution 2 (Lap 94): No. 96 Daniel Suarez 
Caution 3 (Lap 122): No. 42 Kyle Larson 

Madrid Las Vegas 2020 Suarez Gase
Photo by Chris Madrid/TRE


Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas:

Caution 2 (Lap 27): No. 77 Reed Sorenson 
Caution 3 (Lap 82): No. 32 Corey Lajoie 
Caution 4 (Lap 160): No. 11 Denny Hamlin 
Cautions 5 and 6 (Laps 169, 177): No. 41 Cole Custer (2)
Caution 7 (Lap 222): No. 12 Ryan Blaney
Caution 8 (Lap 263): No. 10 Aric Almirola
(The first caution did not have a free pass recipient.)

Daytona 500 practice Reddick McDowell Johnson Nemechek Dillon Ragan Elliott Buescher Byron
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Daytona 500:
Caution 2 (Lap 60): No. 51 Joey Gase 
Cautions 5 and 7 (Laps 132, 194): No. 15 Brennan Poole (2)
Caution 8 (Lap 200): No. 62 Brendan Gaughan 
(Cautions 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9 each did not have a free pass recipient.)

The following drivers have received three or more free passes during the 2020 NASCAR Cup season in lucky dogs, after the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway:

Daniel Suarez (9)
Timmy Hill (7)
Brennan Poole (7)
J.J. Yeley (5)
Joey Gase (5)
Cole Custer (4)
Corey Lajoie (4)
Matt DiBenedetto (4)
John Hunter Nemechek (4)
B.J. McLeod (3)
Gray Gaulding (3)
Kurt Busch (3)
Matt Kenseth (3)
Michael McDowell (3)
Quin Houff (3)
Reed Sorenson (3)
Ryan Blaney (3)

For more on free pass statistics, be sure to check out our “Statistics” section.

SOURCES:
NASCAR
Racing-Reference.info

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