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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Free Pass Breakdown after Alsco Uniforms 500k at Charlotte

After eight races in 2020, 56 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 56 free passes have been given out in each race.

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
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 24: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 ChevyGood.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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
Photo by Amanda Montoya/TRE

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
Photo by Erick Messer/TRE

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 two or more free passes during the 2020 NASCAR Cup season in lucky dogs, after the Alsco Uniforms 500k at Charlotte:

Daniel Suarez (6)
Brennan Poole (5)
J.J. Yeley (5)
Cole Custer (3)
Michael McDowell (3)
Reed Sorenson (3)
Matt Kenseth (2)
B.J. McLeod (2)
John Hunter Nemechek (2)
Ryan Blaney (2)
Bubba Wallace (2)
Denny Hamlin (2)
Joey Gase (2)

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

SOURCES:
NASCAR
Racing-Reference.info

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