Yep, if the highest-placed lapped car gets even a 0x, then there will be no free pass awarded. (It doesn't go to the next car in line either.) Also, if you want to get a wave-around, the best chance is to hope that every lead-lap car pits, and then you stay out and get ahead of them in the pacing line.
Also FYI, this was implied above but just to make it clear, if the highest-placed lapped car is two laps down, then he would get one lap back on the free pass, and then he could get another free pass at the next caution to get back on the lead lap. Hopefully we won't have too many cautions though!
@skullcrushermountain: You're right, I should have backed off there. I was just frustrated by getting passed constantly in the oval and then trying to fight back on the infield, and I thought I could out-brake you in turn 1 like I did a few laps before. Obviously I was being too aggressive and didn't have the talent to make it work.
@thesupernatural: I know how you feel, and it's completely understandable. I know I've been in that situation before and I probably bothered everyone with my complaining more than once. The only thing that I can say is, at least with iRacing I can just complain to myself by not pressing that talk button. Just shout at myself when nobody can hear me.
@mouse: Hmmm, that's a difficult question. I think we would use the new version, unless a majority of people can't afford to buy it and already own the old track. (They would probably knock the old version down to five dollars, for what it's worth.)
@travis_mihm: I switched the team standings from "average" to "sum". That seems to have had the desired effect :D
Furthermore, as you can see here in my Misleading Chart That Isn't Sorted Properly, the manufacturer standings for BOMBCAR have closed up quite a bit!