2001 Winston Cup Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 11-30-2001

How the ROTY Works:

Based upon the best 17 races finishes(by rookie points);

One point awarded for attempting to make the race;

10 points to highest finishing rookie,
9 points for the next highest, down
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 9 for second, down to 1 for a 10th place finish.

Bonus points are awarded four times during a season. After the 10th(California), 20th(Pocono), 30th(Lowes) the final race(Atlanta - based on final Cup points standings) of the season as follows: 10pts to the rookie who earned the most Winston Cup points in the current 10-race segment(third segmant was 9 races), the points incrementally decrease by one point until one bonus point is awarded the tenth highest rookie who earned the most points in the segment;

The second part of this system is determined by a Raybestos Rookie of the Year panel which includes, NASCAR's President, Director of Operations, Winston Cup Series Director, Winston Cup Manager of Communications, and the defending Winston Cup Champion. During the final race weekend of the season the panel meets to discuss the Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidates and grades them on three criteria. The criteria includes: driver conduct with officials in the garage and pit areas, driver conduct and awareness on the track, and personal appearance and relationship with the media. The panel then votes on each candidate in all three areas using the 10-to-1 points system. Total points will be averaged by each panel member and added to the entry, competition and bonus points of each rookie candidate after the final race of the season. The total of these points will determine the overall Raybestos NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.

A driver loses their rookie status for the following year after starting in eight Winston Cup Events in a single season


ROTY Rules
(rules from from Raybestos)

2001 Raybestos ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS

  • Harvick named Rookie of the Year(ROTY): Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet, claimed the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award. He finished the season with a total of 331 points, 66 points ahead of second-place Kurt Busch. A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Harvick took over the Richard Childress-owned ride after the death of seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, Dale Earnhardt. During the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, Harvick visited the winner.s circle twice (Atlanta - 3/11 and Chicago - 7/15) and collected six top-five finishes and 16 top 10s. He also topped the season off with a ninth-place finish in the final point standings (Harvick is the only driver to finish in the top-10 in points that only competed in 35 events)(NASCAR PR).(11-27-2001)

    The rules still currently state that the 17 best races are used to determine ROTY
    looks like NASCAR is now using 17 races instead of 18 and for our totals match up
    So this page should be less confusing for all involved now (including me)


    Note: this page is just a guide to show how the ROTY points are BASICALLY calculated.

    NOTE: so far the 'official' results do not show the bonus points that should have been
    awarded after Martinsville. My calculations have the award figured in.
    Am not getting an answer why no Bonus Points being awarded after race #30
    Have been informed by a few PR folks that the third segment is now the end of the season
    not after the 30th race as the Raybestos rules states

    ALSO: no idea how the third bonus or Final bonus was calculated or thought up with the exception of what is in the rules above. The third bonus calculation? not sure what races that includes

    Pos Prior Driver Car# Race
    Attempts
    Races
    Made
    Rookie
    Points
    Driver
    Points
    Best
    Start
    Best
    Finish
    Best
    NASCAR
    Standings
    1 1 Kevin Harvick 29 34* 35 331 4406 3 1 320
    2 2 Kurt Busch 97 36 35 265 3081 1 3 243
    3 3 Casey Atwood 19 36 35 254 3132 1 3 232
    4 4 Jason Leffler 01 35 30 224 2413 1 10 200
    5 5 Ron Hornaday 14 36 32 215 2305 3 9 196
    6 6 Andy Houston 96 25 17 151 1123 6 17 x


    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR RACE AWARDS

    Driver Awards Races
    Kevin Harvick 17 Rockingham(1)
    Las Vegas
    Atlanta(1)
    Darlington(1)
    Lowes(1)
    Dover(1)
    Michigan(1)
    Sears Point
    Chicago
    NHIS(1)
    Watkins Glen
    Bristol(2)
    Darlington(2)
    Richmond(2)
    Dover(2)
    Lowes(2)
    Atlanta(2)
    Kurt Busch 6 Texas
    Talladega(1)
    California
    Pocono(1)
    Indy
    Kansas
    Casey Atwood 8 Bristol(1)
    Richmond(1)
    Pocono(2)
    Michigan(2)
    Phoexin
    Rockingham(2)
    Homestead
    New Hampshire(2)
    Ron Hornaday 2 Daytona(1)
    Martinsville(2)
    Andy Houston 1 Martinsville(1)
    Jason Leffler 2 Daytona(2)
    Talladega(2)

    (1) is the first race at track, (2) is the second race of the year at that track

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINTS
    AT NHIS

    For the past 2001 ROTY race results, see the chart below of by ROTY Race by Race Page

    Driver Car# Finish Attempt
    Point
    Bonus
    Points
    Rookie
    Points
    Total
    Casey Atwood 19 16 1 0 10 11
    Kurt Busch 97 21 1 0 9 10
    Kevin Harvick 29 26 1 0 8 9
    Jason Leffler 01 30 1 0 7 8
    Ron Hornaday 14 32 1 0 6 7
    Andy Houston 96 dnr 0 0 0 0

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINTS
    BREAKDOWN CHART

    # Race Atwood #19 Busch #97 Harvick #29 Hornaday #14 Houston #96 Leffler #01/04 Races/Points
    Deducted
    after 17 races
    s=starting position; f=finish; rp=rookie points
    s f rp s f rp s f rp s f rp s f rp s f rp Car#, Points
    1 Daytona 21 20 10 26 41 1 x x x 42 17 11 9 38 8 15 34 9 97-6pts
    2 Rockingham 23 18 10 9 36 1 36 14 1 28 25 9 dnq x 1 20 33 1 97-6pts,01-7pts,29-10pts
    3 Las Vegas 18 24 1 9 11 9 20 8 14 12 9 12 dnq x 1 30 28 1 01-6pts,19-7pts
    4 Atlanta dnq x 1 36 10 11 5 1 21 15 39 1 29 21 9 22 32 1 14-6pts,01-7pts
    5 Darlington 32 26 10 27 30 1 3 14 11 24 42 1 dnq x 1 40 39 1 14-6pts,01-7pts,97-8pts
    6 Bristol 16 20 11 39 42 1 3 24 1 40 21 10 36 39 8 dnq x 1 29-8pts,97-6pts
    7 Texas 10 36 1 16 4 18 33 7 14 20 40 1 12 32 8 29 17 9 #14-5pts,19-6pts
    8 Martinsville 14 26 10 41 33 1 15 34 1 43 27 9 30 17 11 dnq x 1 #29-6pts,97-7pts
    9 Talladega 21 30 1 27 3 19 9 12 1 42 22 1 24 21 8 25 20 9 19-6pts,#14-6pts,29-9pts
    10 California 16 39 1 32 13 11 13 25 1 35 34 1 33 19 9 25 18 10 19-6pts,29-7pts,14-6pts
    BONUS 1 7 9 10 8 5 6
    11 Richmond 42 12 11 31 18 9 32 17 1 41 31 1 34 42 6 28 26 8 #29-9pts,14-6pts
    12 Charlotte 35 42 1 42 12 10 6 2 20 27 36 1 14 41 7 25 30 9 #19-5pts,14-7pts
    13 Dover 36 29 1 20 39 1 8 8 14 35 35 1 41 23 9 38 13 10 #97-5pts,14-6pts,#19-7pts
    14 Michigan 34 30 1 11 43 1 8 10 12 27 32 8 dnq x 1 36 19 10 #97-6pts,19-8pts
    15 Pocono 13 38 1 41 13 11 19 15 1 35 35 9 dnq x 1 33 41 1 01-6pts,19-7pts,29-9pts
    16 Sears Point 28 41 1 41 23 9 12 14 1 43 18 10 dnq x 1 dnq x 1 #19-7pts,29-10pts
    17 Daytona 4 28 1 28 30 1 10 25 1 dnq x 1 6 43 7 25 24 11 29-9pts,97-7pts,19-8pts
    18 Chicago 17 28 1 31 8 13 6 1 21 16 40 1 14 43 6 15 24 9 14-6pts,19-7pts
    19 NHIS 27 12 10 32 42 1 24 8 14 11 34 1 dnr x x 41 27 9 #97-6pts,14-7pts
    20 Pocono 5 15 11 35 37 1 6 20 1 31 30 8 dnr x x 21 21 9 #29-9pts,#97-6pts
    BONUS 2 8 9 10 6 5 7
    21 Indianapolis 3 41 1 34 5 17 11 11 1 28 34 1 12 43 6 29 26 9 #19-6pts,29-9pts,14-7pts
    22 Watkins Glen 34 22 1 28 29 1 10 7 15 17 17 10 dnr x x dnr x x 97-7pts,19-8pts
    23 Michigan 6 10 12 23 43 1 26 41 1 34 30 9 29 31 8 11 24 10 97-5pts,29-6pts
    24 Bristol 34 17 10 26 35 1 8 2 20 3 29 8 33 40 6 43 30 1 #01-6pts,97-8pts
    25 Darlington 30 25 10 1 39 1 5 8 14 40 37 9 dnq x 1 38 43 1 01-6pts,97-7pts
    26 Richmond 7 27 1 40 24 10 22 2 20 10 41 1 dnq x 1 42 28 1 14-6pts,19-8pts,10-7pts
    27 Dover 18 9 12 43 41 1 14 6 16 8 34 9 36 40 8 dnq x 1 97-6pts
    28 Kansas 5 43 1 40 9 13 15 16 1 dnq x 1 16 18 9 1 28 1 19-6pts,29-9pts,01-7pts
    29 Charlotte 29 24 1 43 22 10 14 8 14 35 38 1 dnr x x 33 43 1 #01-6pts; 14-6pts, 19-8pts
    30 Martinsville 41 25 1 40 35 1 35 22 0 17 18 11 dnr x x 42 37 1 97-7pts,29-9pts,01-6pts,19-8pts
    31 Talladega 26 39 1 27 29 10 19 32 1 42 38 1 dnr x x 41 15 11 19-6pts,29-8pts,14-7pts
    32 Phoenix 1 14 11 41 22 9 37 17 1 8 30 8 dnr x x 36 41 1 29-9pts,01-6pts
    33 Rockingham 3 20 11 11 39 1 23 27 1 32 31 8 dnr x x 34 30 9 97-6pts,29-9pts
    34 Homestead 2 3 19 32 25 1 13 7 14 dnq x 1 dnr x x 7 10 10 #97-7pts
    35 Atlanta 22 20 10 dnq x 1 38 3 19 dhq x 1 dnr x x dnq x 1
    36 NHIS 32 16 11 27 21 10 4 26 1 39 32 1 dnr x x 35 30 1 29-8pts,14-6pts,01-7pts
    Bonus 9 7 10 5 x 8
    Final Bonus 22 22 11 19 x 24
    Totals 20.1 24.8 254 29.4 25.9 265 16.1 14.1 331 27.5 30.5 215 24.0 32.4 151 28.7 27.7 224


  • GREEN stands for a race a rookie driver has WON or won the pole

  • RED stands for the rookie driver that had the highest finish of the race by a rookie

  • BLUE signifies one of the races that do not count in the rookie points
    (only 17 best count - see rules at top, plus the one(1) for the attempt for the other races besides the 17)


    DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNR = Did Not Race

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINTS
    BONUS POINTS

    Driver Car# Drivers Points
    Segment 1
    (races 1-10)
    Bonus
    Points
    Kevin Harvick 29 1092 10
    Kurt Busch 97 987 9
    Ron Hornaday 14 814 8
    Casey Atwood 19 750 7
    Jason Leffler 01 646 6
    Andy Houston 96 585 5


    Driver Car# Drivers Points
    Segment 2
    (races 11-20)
    Bonus
    Points
    Kevin Harvick 29 1330 10
    Kurt Busch 97 838 9
    Casey Atwood 19 810 8
    Jason Leffler 01 792 7
    Ron Hornaday 14 594 6
    Andy Houston 96 239 5


    Driver Car# Drivers Points
    Segment 3
    (races 21-36)
    Bonus
    Points
    Kevin Harvick 29 1983 10
    Casey Atwood 19 1572 9
    Kurt Busch 97 1256 8
    Jason Leffler 01 975 7
    Ron Hornaday 14 897 6
    Andy Houston 96 299 5


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