1998 Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 11-21-1998
1998 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RACE (FINAL)
F=Finish Position;  R=Point for making race;  P=Reg Points Awarded;
B=Bonus Points Awarded;  TP=Total Points
Only Top 15 Count
    Irwin Nadeau Lepage Park
  Track F R P B TP F R P B TP F R P B TP F R P B TP
1 Daytona 19 1 10   11 21 1 9   1 43 1 7   1 41 1 8   9
2 Rockingham 26 1 10   11 28 1 9   10           31 1 8   9
3 Las Vegas 36 1 9   1           28 1 10   11          
4 Atlanta 5 1 10 6 17 32 1 8   1 14 1 9   10          
5 Darlington 39 1 8   1 31 1 10   11 34 1 9   10          
6 Bristol 43 1 8   1 37 1 9   10 27 1 10   11          
7 Texas 39 1 9   1           37 1 10   11          
8 Martinsville 19 1 10   11 27 1 9   10 42 1 8   1          
9 Talladega 40 1 8   1 37 1 9   10 14 1 10   11          
10 California 16 1 10   11 26 1 9   10 40 1 8   1          
  Bonus after 10       10 10       8 8       9 9       7 7
11 Charlotte           40 1 9   1 36 1 10   11          
12 Dover Downs 33 1 9   1           28 1 10   11          
13 Richmond 9 1 10 2 13 38 1 9   10 33 0 0              
14 Michigan 13 1 10   11 35 1 9   10 40 1 8   1          
15 Pocono 11 1 10   11 21 1 8   1 19 1 9   10          
16 Sears Point 9 1 10 2 13 43 1 9   10 0 1 0   1          
17 New Hampshire 33 1 9   10 27 1 10   11                    
18 Pocono 22 1 10   11 26 1 9   10                    
19 Brickyard 38 1 8   1 26 1 10   11           35 1 9   10
20 Watkins Glen 37 1 8   1 15 1 10   11           18 1 9   10
  Bonus after 20       10 10       9 9       8 8       7 7
21 Michigan 16 1 9   10 30 1 7   1 17 1 8   1 11 1 10   11
22 Bristol 15 1 9   10 32 1 8   1 10 1 10 1 12 34 1 7   1
23 New Hampshire 11 1 10   11 29 1 8   1 16 1 9   10 41 1 7   8
24 Darlington 41 1 7   1 32 1 9   1 39 1 8   1 24 1 10   11
25 Richmond 10 1 10 1 12 23 1 9   1 36 1 7   1 27 1 8   9
26 Dover Downs 40 1 7   1 36 1 8   1 12 1 9   10 11 1 10   11
27 Martinsville 27 1 8   1 35 1 7   1 17 1 10   11 24 1 9   10
28 Charlotte 20 1 9   1 35 1 8   1 6 1 10 5 16 36 1 7   8
29 Talladega 43 1 7   1 42 1 8   1 35 1 10   11 41 1 9   10
30 Daytona 32 1 9   1 19 1 10   11 40 1 7   1 33 1 8   9
31 Phoenix 40 1 7   1 39 1 8   1 13 1 10   11 24 1 9   10
  Bonus after 31       9 9       7 7       10 10       8 8
32 Rockingham 33 1 9   1 24 1 10   11 43 1 7   1 35 1 8   9
33 Atlanta 16 1 10   11 24 1 10   1 18 1 8   1 17 1 9   10
  Bonus       32 32       33 33       34 34       33 33
  Points 252 228 239 203
  Races Made 32 30 27 17
  Ave Finish 26.0 30.8 27.3 28.4
  Bonus Points 72 57 67 55
  Official Points
from NASCAR
252 228 239 203

notes: Steve Park was initially signed up to run the ROTY race in the #1 Pennzoil Chevy but was injured in Atlanta. Park came back at Indianapolis and may yet be a factor in the ROTY since the top 15 finishes are counted.
Tim Steele was also going to run for ROTY in the #15 Bud Moore Ford but lingering injuries from an Atlanta practice wreck have put those plans on hold, maybe 1999

Kevin Lepage failed to make the race in the #91 at the June Richmond race, drove the #96 car but didn't qualify it, so got no rookie points

LePage released from the #91 LJ Racing ride at Sears Point, signed with Roush Racing. He qualified the car, but was replaced by Tommy Kendall, who failed to make the race in the #46 car, so he got a point for qualifying the car

Based upon the best 15 races finishes(by rookie points); One point awarded to make the race(not awarded if qualifing is rained out); 10pts to highest finishing rookie, 9 for the next highest, to one point for the tenth finishing rookie; Any top 10 finish by a rookie is awarded specific points based on finish, 10 for first to 1 for a 10th place finish. Bonus points are awarded three times during a season. After the 10th, 20th and final race of the season as follows: 10pts to the highest rookie in the current WC points down to 1pt for the 10th highest; there are also discretionary points which are not explained and I have no idea how they decide these.

Also: NASCAR officials also have a 50-point bonus at the end of the season in a caucus vote by four NASCAR executives and the Winston Cup Champion.

Explanation from NASCAR Online:
"The Rookie of the Year is given to the first-year driver who earns the most points based on their finishes in relation to one another. Points are based on each driver's best 15 finishes. Bonus points are awarded for top-10 finishes and standings in the NASCAR Winston Cup points at various times during the season. Points also are awarded on a subjective basis in various areas from a special rookie panel at the end of the season. The winner is awarded $25,000."


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