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2017 NASCAR Cup Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 11-20-2017

Sections of this page (jumps):
Rookie Stripes, Standings,
Race-by-Race Results, Previous ROTY Pages

SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR SCORING SYSTEM

The scoring system to determine the Sunoco Rookie of the Year varies from NASCAR’S point system for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The following is a breakdown of the Sunoco Rookie of the Year scoring system:
• A 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point system is used for scoring finishing positions by the rookies. The highest-finishing rookie in each race earns 10 points, the second-highest, nine points, etc.
• Of the 36 races, only the top 17 are counted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie race.
• In order to be eligible for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award, a driver must attempt to qualify in at least eight events out of the first 20 events.
• Attempting to qualify for a race earns the rookies one bonus point, which is a bonus that is available for all 36 events.
• Bonus points are awarded for a finish in the top 10. A rookie who wins a race is awarded 10 points, second place gets nine and so on down the line with a 10th-place effort earning one point.
• Following the final race of the season, the highest-ranking rookie in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship receives 10 bonus points. The second-highest rookie earns nine points, third receives eight, etc.
• During the final weekend of the season, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year panel meets and rewards favorable conduct in the following categories:
Conduct with NASCAR officials in the garage and pit areas;
conduct and awareness on track;
and personal appearance and relationship with the media.
The panel rates each driver, with scoring ranging from a maximum of 10 to a minimum of 1.
Total points will be averaged from each panel member’s ballot.
The points derived from the panel will be added to the entry, competition, and bonus points after the final race of the season to determine the overall Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner.


ROOKIE ‘YELLOW’ STRIPES
rookies will be noted on the car they drive by a yellow stripe on the rear bumper of the car.
sometimes a driver not a Rookie of the Year Candidate may have to run a yellow stripe if they not competed on that race track before.
or if NASCAR decides the driver doesn’t have enough experience.


FINAL 2017 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS
as of 11/20/2017)
(updated Monday’s when Official Points are posted)

car#, driver, rookie points, best finish
#77-Erik Jones, 310, best finish of 2nd (5 top fives)(2017 Rookie of the Year)
#19-Daniel Suarez, 296, 3rd at Watkins Glen (12 top tens)
#13-Ty Dillon, 229, 11th(2x)
#55*/#23/#15/#83*-Gray Gaulding(A), 193, 9th Talladega in October
#83*/#23-Corey LaJoie(B), 162, 11th Daytona in July (no longer listed the last few weeks)
(A) didn’t attempt to run the Daytona 500, has not run all races
(B) scheduled to run part-time, will miss a few races
* = non chartered team


HIGHEST FINISHING ROOKIE BY RACE
race, driver, finish, rookie points awarded
1) Daytona 500, #83-LaJoie, 24th, 11
2) Atlanta, #77-Jones, 14th, 11
3) Las Vegas, #77-Jones(2), 15th, 11
4) Phoenix, #19-Suarez, 7th, 15
5) Auto Club, #19-Suarez(2), 7th, 15
6) Martinsville, #77-Jones(3), 12th, 11
7) Texas, #13-Dillon, 17th, 11
8) Bristol, #13-Dillon(2), 13th, 11
9) Richmond, #19-Suarez(3), 12th, 11
10) Talladega, #13-Dillon(3), 13th, 11
11) Kansas, #19-Suarez(4), 7th, 15
12) Charlotte, #77-Jones(4), 7th, 15
13) Dover, #19-Suarez(5), 6th, 16
14) Pocono, #77-Jones(5), 3rd, 19
15) Michigan, #77-Jones(6), 13th, 11
16) Sonoma, #19-Suarez(6), 16th, 11
17) Daytona(2), #77-Jones(7), 9th, 13
18) Kentucky, #77-Jones(8), 6th, 16
19) New Hampshire, #19-Suarez(7), 6th, 16
20) Indianapolis, #19-Suarez(8), 7th, 15
21) Pocono(2), #19-Suarez(9), 7th, 15
22) Watkins Glen, #19-Suarez(10), 3rd, 18
23) Michigan, #77-Jones(9), 3rd, 18
24) Bristol, #77-Jones (10), 2nd, 19
25) Darlington, #77-Jones (11), 5th, 17
26) Richmond, #77-Jones (12), 6th, 15
27) Chicago, #19-Suarez(11), 12th, 11
28) New Hampshire, #77-Jones(13), 6th, 16
29) Dover, #19-Suarez(12), 8th, 14
30) Charlotte, #19-Suarez(13), 6th, 16
31) Talladega, #83-Gaulding(1), 9th, 12
32) Kansas, #13-Dillon(4), 16th, 11
33) Martinsville, #19-Suarez(14), 15th, 11
34) Texas, #77-Jones(14), 10th, 12
35) Phoenix, #77-Jones(15), 4th, 18
36) Homestead, #77-Jones(16), 21st, 11
Best Finishing Rookies, Times:
#77-Jones, 16
#19-Suarez, 14
#13-Dillon, 4
#23/#83-LaJoie, 1
#55/#83/#23-Gaulding, 1
Races with no rookie, 0


2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Race-by-Race Results

Homestead Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (11-19-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 21st, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 26th, 10
#23-LaJoie, 31st, 9 (no longer listed as a ROTY candidate)
#19-Suarez, 34th, 8
Gaulding, Did Not Race

Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (11-12-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 4th, 18 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 11th, 10 (tied best career finish)
#19-Suarez, 18th, 9
#23-LaJoie, 31st, 8 (no longer listed as a ROTY candidate)
Gaulding, Did Not Race

Texas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (11-5-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 10th, 12 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 14th, 10
#13-Dillon, 24th, 9
#23-LaJoie, 39th, 8 (no longer listed as a ROTY candidate)
#83-Gaulding, 40th, 7

Martinsville Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (10-29-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 15th, 11 rookie points
#77-Jones, 26th, 10
#13-Dillon, 30th, 9
#83-Gaulding, 31st, 8
#23-LaJoie, 33rd, 7

Kansas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (10-22-2017):
#13-Dillon, finished 16th, 11 rookie points
#23-LaJoie, 27th, 9
#55-Gaulding, 28th, 8
#77-Jones, 35th, 7
#19-Suarez, 36th, 6

Talladega Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (10-15-2017):
#83-Gaulding, finished 9th, 12 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 11th, 10
#19-Suarez, 15th, 9
#77-Jones, 36th, 8
#23-LaJoie, Did Not Race, Gase in the car

Charlotte Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (10-8-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#77-Jones, 17th, 10
#13-Dillon, 21st, 9
#23-LaJoie, 28th, 8
#55-Gaulding, 36th, 7

Dover Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (10-1-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 8th, 14 rookie points
#77-Jones, 12th, 10
#13-Dillon, 22nd, 9
#23-LaJoie, 34th, 8
Gaulding, Did Not Race

New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-24-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 8th, 13
#13-Dillon, 22nd, 9
#23-LaJoie, 27th, 8
#55-Gaulding, 33rd, 7

Chicago Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-17-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 12th, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 28th, 10
#77-Jones, 33rd, 9
#83-LaJoie, 36th, 8
#55-Gaulding, 38th, 7

Richmond Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-9-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 7th, 14
#13-Dillon, 22nd, 9
#83-LaJoie, 29th, 8
#55-Gaulding, 35th, 7

Darlington Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-3-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 5th, 17 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 13th, 10
#23-LaJoie, 28th, 9
#83-Gaulding, 36th, 8
#19-Suarez, 38th, 7

Bristol Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-19-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 2rd, 19 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 15th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 28th, 8
#55-Gaulding, 31st, 7
#13-Dillon, 36th, 6

Michigan Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-14-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 3rd, 18 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 21st, 9
#23-LaJoie, 31st, 8
#19-Suarez, 37th, 7
Gaulding, DNR

Watkins Glen Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-6-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 3rd, 18 rookie points
#77-Jones, 10th, 10
#13-Dillon, 19th, 8
#23-LaJoie, 33rd, 7
Gaulding, DNR

Pocono(2) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-30-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#77-Jones, 8th, 13
#13-Dillon, 17th, 9
#23-LaJoie, 25th, 8
#15-Gaulding, 35th, 7

Indianapolis Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-23-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 19th, 10
#55-Gaulding, 24th, 9
#77-Jones, 31st, 8
#23-LaJoie, 40th/last, 7

New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-16-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 16th, 10
#23-LaJoie, 31st, 9
#55-Gaulding, 35th, 8
#77-Jones, 39th, 7

Kentucky Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-8-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 18th, 10
#13-Dillon, 33rd, 9
#55-Gaulding, 35th, 8
#83/23-LaJoie, did not race, Gase in the #23, Sieg in #83

Daytona Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-1-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 9th, 13 rookie points
#23-LaJoie, 11th, 10
#13-Dillon, 16th, 9
#19-Suarez, 17th, 8
Gaulding, did not race, LaJoie in the #23, Sieg in #83

Sonoma Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-25-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 16th, 10 rookie points
#77-Jones, 25th, 9
#13-Dillon, 28th, 8
#83-LaJoie, did not race, car not entered
#23-Gaulding, did not race, Alon Day in the car

Michigan Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-18-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 13th, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 20th, 10
#19-Suarez, 24th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 30th, 8
#23-Gaulding, did not race, Ryan Sieg in the car

Pocono Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-11-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 3rd, 19 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 14th, 10
#13-Dillon, 18th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 28th, 8
#23-Gaulding, 29th, 7

Dover Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-4-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 6th, 16 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 14th, 10
#77-Jones, 15th, 9
#23-Gaulding, 24th, 8
#83-LaJoie, did not race, Ryan Sieg in the car

Charlotte Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-28-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 11th, 10
#23-Gaulding, 27th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 32nd, 8
#13-Dillon, 36th, 7

Kansas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-13-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 14th, 10
#77-Jones, 22nd, 9
#83-LaJoie, 27th, 8
#23-Gaulding, 34th, 7

Talladega Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-7-2017):
#13-Dillon, finished 13th, 11 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 19th, 10
#23-Gaulding, 20th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 27th, 8
#77-Jones, 33rd, 7

Richmond Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-30-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 12th, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 26th, 10
#23-Gaulding, 31st, 9
#83-LaJoie, 32nd, 8
#77-Jones, 38th, 7

Bristol Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-23[24]-2017):
#13-Dillon, finished 13th, 11 rookie points
#77-Jones, 17th, 10
#19-Suarez, 18th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 24th, 8
#23-Gaulding, 29th, 7

Texas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-9-2017):
#13-Dillon, finished 17th, 11 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 19th, 10
#77-Jones, 22nd, 9
#83-LaJoie, 32nd, 8
#23-Gaulding, 34th, 7

Martinsville Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-2-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 12th, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 22nd, 10
#83-LaJoie, 28th, 9
#23-Gaulding, 29th, 8
#19-Suarez, 32nd, 7

Auto Club Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-26-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#77-Jones, 14th, 10
#13-Dillon, 18th, 9
#83-LaJoie, 30th, 8
#23-Gaulding, 37th, 7

Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-19-2017):
#19-Suarez, finished 7th, 15 rookie points
#77-Jones, 8th, 13
#13-Dillon, 16th, 9
#23-Gaulding, 36th, 8
#83-LaJoie, 38th, 7

Las Vegas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-12-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 15th, 11 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 20th, 10
#13-Dillon, 21st, 9
#23-Gaulding, 34th, 8
#83-LaJoie, 39th, 7

Atlanta Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-5-2017):
#77-Jones, finished 14th, 11 rookie points
#13-Dillon, 15th, 10
#19-Suarez, 21st, 9
#83-LaJoie, 34th, 8
#23-Gaulding, 37th, 7

Daytona 500 Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-26-2017):
#83-LaJoie, finished 24th, 11 rookie points
#19-Suarez, 29th, 10
#13-Dillon, 30th, 9
#77-Jones, 39th, 8
#23-Gaulding, did not race

DNR = Did Not Race/Not Entered
DNQ = Did not qualify/Make the race


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