Updated 11-10-2005

2005 Rookie of the Year Candidates

Kim Crosby, #26*
Kertus Davis, #0*
Carl Edwards, #60
Blake Feese, #5*
A.J. Fike, #43*
Denny Hamilin, #20
Ryan Hemphill, #?
Michel Jourdain, #10/15
Brandan Miller, #21*
Boston Reid, #5*
Brent Sherman, #10/#15/#58
Reed Sorenson, #41
Tyler Walker #?*
Paul Wolfe, #6*/#40*
Jon Wood, #47
* not planning to run the full schedule

note: it is my understanding that if a driver has driven in five or more races
in a season in an upper NASCAR series (Nextel Cup),
a driver cannot be eligible for the ROTY in a 'lower' series
(even thou they may have yellow stripes on tracks they have not competed on before).

Drivers Looking for a Busch Series ride

Tim Andrews
Casey Atwood
Joe Buford
Austin Cameron
Tim Fedawa
Tina Gordon, no idea what is up here
Kevin Grubb, still suspended - no info
Shane Hall
Jason Jarrett
Eric Jones
Travis Kittleston
Jody Lavender
Steadman Marlin
Nate Monteith
Billy Parker
Hank Parker Jr.
Stevie Reeves
Shawna Robinson
Dick Trickle
Brian Tyler
Tyler Walker
Gus Wasson


RED = New for 2005
* next to car number means a part time/limited schedule
? - Unknown
? name or sponsor - rumored/unknown

plans to attempt all races
0 Kertus Davis
Rafael Martinez
Joe Fox
(Watkins Glen)
Chevy ?

Davis Motorsports Ronnie Griffin ?
1 Johnny Sauter Dodge Yellow Transportation
Miccosukee Gaming
James Finch Mark Reno Elliott
2 Clint Boyer Chevy AC Delco

Snap-On, Sikkens, GM Goodwrench, Sylvania,Timberland PRO
Richard Childress Gil Martin RCR
4 Kevin Hamlin
Scott Pruett
(Watkins Glen)
Pet Brands
Biagi Bros Racing
Fred Biagi
Matt Chambers Ernie Elliott
5 Kyle Krisiloff
Kyle Busch
(Richmond, Dover, Kansas)
Adrian Fernandez
(Mexico, Calif, LMS, Texas, Phoenix, Miami)
Chevy Lowe's

Shop-Vac, Briggs & Stratton, Pella, Sta-Green, Spectracide, Hitachi
Rick Hendrick Chad Walter Hendrick
6 Jeremy Mayfield
Kasey Kahne
Mike Wallace
Paul Wolfe
Erin Crocker
(3 races)
Casey Atwood
Dodge Country Crock, Ragu, Hellman's Evernham Motorsports Trip Bruce Evernham
7/24 Jeff Fuller
Greg Sacks
Scott Gaylord
Kim Crosby
Chevy Boudreaux's Butt Paste

Giant Graphics, Total Race Babe, Golf Closeout Warehouse
GIC-Mixon Motorsports
James Whitener
Gregg Mixon
Denise Mixon
Greg Guarry Mixon Racing Engines
8 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Bass Pro Shops Chance2
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Teresa Earnhardt
Kevin Manion DEI
10 Brent Sherman Ford Serta Mattress, Hickory Farms, Consort for Men
ppc Racing
Greg Pollex
Tim Shutt Roush-Yates
11 Paul Menard Chevy Menards
Turtle Wax
DEI Dan Stillman DEI
12 Kertus Davis
Sterling Marlin
Joel Kauffman
Dodge SuperCuts
Hot Tamales
FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
Scott Eggleston Ernie Elliott
14 David Stremme Dodge U.S. Navy

Llumar, Hot Talmales, JaniKing, Knights Inn
FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
Randy Cox Ernie Elliott
16 Chad Chaffin
David Ragan
Justin Ashburn
John Hayden
Mark Montgomery
31-W Insulation Wayne Day Tommy Perkins Day Enterprises
18 J.J. Yeley Chevy Vigoro, Home Depot Joe Gibbs Jason Ratcliff Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Denny Hamilin
Chevy Rockwell Automation

DVT, Spectrum Controls, Hytrol, Cintas, Triad Packaging,Movex, Trailer Bridge
Joe Gibbs Charles "Cully" Barraclough Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Kevin Harvick
Brandon Miller
Jeff Burton
(Bristol - April)
Chevy Reese's Richard Childress Ricky Viers RCR
22 Kenny Wallace Ford AutoZone ppc Racing
Greg Pollex
Wes Ward Roush-Yates
was #50
? Chevy Salute to Our Troops, BMAR Keith Coleman Jeff Britt Bill Davis Racing
25 Ashton Lewis Ford Team Marines
Timberland PRO
Pioneer Services
Ed Rensi Charlie Lewis Yates
was 37
David Green Ford Kleenex
United States Postal Service, Royal Office Products
Brewco Motorsports
Clarence Brewer
Stewart Cooper Roush-Yates
28 Derrike Cope Ford
? Jay Robinson Racing Terry Allen ?
32 Jason Leffler
Jorge Goeters
Chevy WinFuel
Todd Braun Todd Lohse DEI
33 Tony Raines
Tony Stewart
Ron Hornaday
Chevy Outdoor Channel
Old Spice
James Dean
Action Performance
Kevin Harvick Mark Tutor RCR
34 Todd Bodine
Randy LaJoie
Chevy Dollar General
Polaroid Alkaline Batteries
Frank Cicci Racing
Frank Cicci
Jim Kelly
Dan Gibbs Pro Motors Eng
35 Jason Keller Ford McDonalds Ed Rensi
Sam Rensi
Gary Weisbaum,
Pat Smith Yates
36 T.J. Bell Chevy Master Spas, First Trust Portfolios DCT Motorsports
John McGill
Carl Natale
Dreams Come True Motorsports
Ricky Pearson ?
38 Kasey Kahne
Mike Wallace
A.J. Foyt IV
Dodge Great Clips
Deka Batteries, Trus Joist
Akins Motorsports
Brad Akins
Doug Stringer
Gere Kennon Evernham
41 Reed Sorenson
Dodge Discount Tites Chip Ganassi Brian Pattie Ernie Elliott
was #00
Justin Labonte Chevy U.S. Coast Guard

Haas Automation
Jenkins, Jenkins & Jenkins, Netzero, Best Buy
Gene Hass
Labonte Racing
Harold Holly Hendrick
47 Jon Wood
Ford Clorax, Wisk ST Motorsports
Tad Geschickter
Jay Guy Roush-Yates
49 Steve Grissom
Mara Reyes
Ford Advil Liqui-Gels
Morrison's Golf Cars
Jay Robinson Racing Phillip Nixon ?
58 Regan Smith Dodge Who's Your Daddy energy drink Glynn Motorsports
Scott Glynn
Akins Motorsports
Brad Akins
? Evernham
59 Stacy Compton Ford Kingsford Charcol
Bushs Baked Beans
ST Motorsports
Tad Geschickter
Chris Rice Roush-Yates
60 Carl Edwards
Hank Parker Jr.
(races Edwards can't make)
Ford Charter Communications
World Financial Group
Jack Roush Brad Parrott Roush
was 66
Jamie McMurray
Jeremy Mayfield
?Brendan Gaughan
Rusty Wallace
(Gateway, Kentucky, Mexico)
Bill Elliott
(Nashville, Pikes Peak, Milwaukee?
Dodge Top Flite
Miller High Life
Bell Helicopter Textron
Rusty Wallace
Bryant Frazier Penske-Jasper
was 27
Greg Biffle
Aaron Fike
Jorge Goeters
Ford Duraflame
(17 races)
United States Postal Service
(2 races)
Royal Office Products
Canal's Gum
Brewco Motorsports
Clarence Brewer
Newt Moore Roush-Yates
72 Kevin Lepage
Randy MacDonald

Eric Norris
Jimmy Kitchens
Zach Brewer
Donnie Neuenberger
Ruben Garcia Novoa
Chevy RVUSA.com
Pray for Our Troops, Chucknorrisbook.com
Roshfrans Oil
Randy MacDonald Rodney Jackisch Bill Davis Racing Engines
Fast Times inc
? Steven Wallace
(Memphis, Phoenix)
Dodge ? RWI
Rusty Wallace
? Penske-Jasper
?01* Troy Cline Chevy ? Rick Russell Bill Ingle Hendrick
was 35
Kenny Hendrick
?Kevin Conway
Chevy ? Gary Keller Ted Kennedy Pro Motors Eng
9* Mark Martin
7 Races
Matt Kenseth
2 Races
Ford Pennzoil Jack Roush Pat Tryson Roush Racing
13* Carlos Contreras Dodge ? FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
?Eric Ralph Ernie Elliott
15* Michel Jourdain Jr.
Ford Centrex Financial ppc Racing
Greg Pollex
Rick Gay Roush-Yates
17* Matt Kenseth Ford Waste Management
Express Personnel Services
Roush Racing Chad Norris Roush
19* Bobby Labonte Chevy ConAgra Foods Joe Gibbs Doug Hewitt Joe Gibbs Racing
24* Brad Teague
Jeff Fuller
Chris Cook
Chevy ? Ed Evans
Joe Nemechek
John Vermillion Wegner
26* Kim Crosby Chevy Vassarette Keith Coleman ? Bill Davis Racing
29* Carlos Bueno
Kevin Harvick
(Bristol - April)
Sara Fisher
Chevy ?
Reese's Chocolate Lovers
Richard Childress Gil Martin RCR
30* Scott Riggs
Ron Hornaday
Mike Bliss
Chevy Smith & Wesson SKI Motorsports Bob Schacht Pro Motors Eng
31* Dave Blaney Chevy Whelen Engineering Marsh Racing Ted Marsh
Phillipe Lopez
39* Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel Penske Racing South Roy McCauley Pensek-Jasper
40* Sterling Marlin
Erin Crocker
Carlos Contreras
Paul Wolfe
Scott Lagasse Jr.
Dodge Monaco Coach
Cottman Transmission
Roshfrans Oil
FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
Eddie Buffington Ernie Elliott
43* A.J. Fike
Jeff Green
Jose Luis Ramirez Magana
Dodge Channellock
Del Valle Nectars
Mike Curb
Cary Agajanian
Joel Shear Jr. ?
46* Robert Pressley
(IRP, Bristol, Texas)
Bobby East
Ford Edy's Ice Cream ST Motorsports
Tad Geschickter
Dan Deeringhoff Roush-Yates
48* Jimmie Johnson
(6 races)
Chevy Lowe's/Kobalt Hendrick Motorsports
Rick Hendrick
Chad Knaus Hendrick
52* Eric McClure
Scott Gaylord
Chevy ? Jimmy Means
Moy Racing
Jimmy Means ?
54* David Gilliland Chevy Luke's Transmission
MRG Motorsports ? ?Hendrick
was 24
Mike Harmon Chevy ? Bert Oostlander
Greg Sarff
Capital Motorsports
Steve Kuykendall ?
55*/*83 Robby Gordon Chevy Fruit of the Loom
Red Bull
Robby Gordon ? Menard
56* ? Chevy ? Mac Hill Motorsports
Jack McNelly
Tony Lambert Fisher
57* Brian Vickers
Kyle Busch
Chevy Ore-Ida
Pizza Hut
Rick Hendrick Jim Long Hendrick
61* Mike Wallace Chevy
? Great Lakes Motorsports
Dale Francis
Darren Martens
Eddie Sachs Jr.
Dale Francis Francis Engineering Racing Engines
62* Larry Hollenbeck Chevy ? SWAT Racing ? Pro Motors Eng
63* Jeff Spraker Chevy Assembly Products Jeff Spraker Jeff Spraker ?
67* C.W. 'Skip' Smith
Bryan Reffner
Dodge Panasonic Consumer Electronics Mike Smith
Smith Motorsports
Steve Yeagle Ege
70* John Kendell Chevy ? Ed Shell ? ?
71* Ron Young Chevy ?

WS Hotel & Spa
RB1 Motorsports Greg Tester ?
71* Kevin Lepage Chevy ? Randy MacDonald
?Matrix Motorosports
Robbie Wethington ?
73* Kerry Earnhardt
Jimmy Spencer
Chevy Red Cactus Salsa
CU National Mortgage
Dan Griffin Danny Gill ?
75* Jay Sauter Chevy ?
Food Country
Charles Henderson
Don Henderson
Jim Daly Hutter
76* Chad Blount Chevy ? Todd Braun ? DEI
77* ? Ford ?
Jenkins, Jenkins & Jenkins
Jim Reilly Jarvis Totherow ?
78* Jerry Robertson Chevy ? Furniture Row Racing
Barney Visser
Joe Garone ?
79* Keith Murt Chevy ? ? ? ?
79* Kasey Kahne
Jeremy Mayfield
Erin Crocker
Dodge Trus Joist (KK)
Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper
Evernham Motorsports ? Evernham
80* Brian Tyler Chevy ? Rich Woodland Calvin Humphries Shaver Motorsports
81* Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Ryan Moore
Chevy Kraft, Menards
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Teresa Earnhardt
Tony Gibson
Tony Eury Sr.
83* Burney Lamar
Wally Dallenbach
(Watkins Glen)
Chevy HPS/Groeniger
Kevin Harvick Lance Dieters RCR
85* Damon Lusk Chevy House Hunter America
1 race sponsor at Las Vegas
Dan Kinney
Premier Motorsports
Teddy Brown Pro Motors Eng
87* Joe Nemechek
Ron Fellows
Chevy CellularOne

Nortel Networks, Nokia, Precision Gear
Joe Nemechek Gary Putnam ?Wegner
88* ? Chevy ? Joe Nemechek
Robert Overman
Johnny Vermillion Wegner
90* Elliott Sadler
Dale Jarrett
David Ragan
Ford CitiFinancial Robert Yates Raymond Fox III Yates-Roush
92* Clay Rogers Dodge ? Glynn Motorsports
Scott Glynn
Steve Plattenberger ?
95* Bobby Hamilton Dodge ? Sadler Bros ? Ernie Elliott
98* Matt Hagans Dodge ? ? ? ?
98* Jimmy Spencer Chevy State Fair Corn Dogs Michael Waltrip ? DEI
99* Micheal Waltrip
Jimmy Spencer
(no Mexico)
Chevy Aarons Rent
State Fair Corn Dogs
Best Western

Bostrom Seating
Michael Waltrip Butch Hylton DEI
?* Jose Luis Ramirez Ford ?

Mission Foods, Guerrero Food Products, Rudolph Foods, Superior Gear, Joor Bros., Auto Marine Engineering
Performance Motorsports
Joe Nava
Bob Johns AME
?* Josh Clemons Ford United States of Mind ? Larry Clemons ?
?* Charles Lewandoski Chevy ? Charles Lewandoski Racing David Hirsch ?
?* Jimmy Thiel Chevy CCIMNet powered by Catylist Whitney Racing
Dusty Whitney
? ?
53* Brad Teague ?Dodge ? Jarvis Motorsports
Tennessee Mountain Boys
? ?
62* Larry Hollenbeck
Derrike Cope
Chevy ? ? ? ?
74* ? Chevy ? Bill Baumgardner
? ?
82* ?closed Dodge ?Line-X
Limelight Media Group
Bang Racing
Alex Meshkin
Frank Kerr Arrington
84* Dion Ciccarelli Ford ? Marty Glidden Greg Deese ?
84* Norm Benning Chevy ? ? ? ?
93* Bill Hoff Chevy
93.3 WMMR Jeff Shutt ? ?
96* ? Chevy ? Ortec Racing
Larry Brotherton
Tony Burgess ?

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