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2019 NASCAR Cup Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 9-8-2019

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


SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR SCORING SYSTEM

National Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year points system: the Sunoco Rookie of the Year point system mirrors the points structure that awards the season-long championship, including stage points and playoff points, with the eventual Sunoco Rookie of the Year earning the most points throughout the season.
As is the case with the season-long points structure, a race win earns a Sunoco Rookie 40 points and five playoff points. A second-place finish earns a Sunoco Rookie 35 points; a third-place finish nets 34 points, and so on. A Sunoco Rookie who wins a stage earns 10 points and one playoff point.
The Sunoco Rookie of the Year points system is in all three NASCAR national series – the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR World Truck Series.


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.
No idea when this first started appearing on rookie cars, but have seen it on a car as early as 1970.


2019 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS
as of 9/8/2019)

car#, driver, rookie/driver points, best finish
#8-Daniel Hemric, 373, best finish 5th at Talladega in March
#47-Ryan Preece, 354, best finish 3rd at Talladega in March
#36-Matt Tifft, 268, best finish 9th at Daytona in July
#51/#52-Cody Ware, 20, best finish of 32nd (dropped out after Martinsville in March 2019)


HIGHEST FINISHING ROOKIE BY RACE
race, driver(times rookie of race), finish, points
1) Daytona 500, Preece(1 race best rookie), 8th, 29 points
2) Atlanta, Hemric(1), 20, 17
3) Las Vegas, Hemric(2), 23, 14
4) ISM/Phoenix, Hemric(3), 18, 19
5) Auto Club, Preece(2), 23, 14
6) Martinsville, Preece(3), 16, 21
7) Texas, Preece(4), 22, 15
8) Bristol, Preece(5), 25, 22
9) Richmond, Hemric(4), 19, 18
10) Talladega, Preece(6), 3, 34
11) Dover, Hemric(5), 25, 12
12) Kansas, Hemric(6), 18, 19
13) Charlotte, Tifft(1), 20, 21
14) Pocono, Hemric(7), 18, 19
15) Michigan, Hemric(8), 12, 29
16) Sonoma, Hemric(9), 15, 22
17) Chicago, Hemric(10), 19, 18
18) Daytona(2), Tifft(2), 9, 28
19) Kentucky, Preece(7), 21, 16
20) New Hampshire, Preece(8), 21, 16
21) Pocono(2), Hemrec(11), 7, 30
22) Watkins Glen, Tifft(3), 24, 13
23) Michigan(2), Preece(9), 7, 30
24) Bristol(2), Hemric(12), 12, 27
25) Darlington, Preece(10), 22, 15
26) Indianapolis, Preece(11), 21, 16
27) Las Vegas, TBD
Best Finishing Rookies, Times: after 25 races
#8-Hemric, 12
#47-Preece, 11
#36-Tifft, 3
Races with no rookie, 0


2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Race-by-Race Results

Las Vegas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-15-2019):
TBD

Indianapolis Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-8-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 21st, 16 points
#36-Tifft, 32, 5
#8-Hemric, 34, 2

Darlington Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (9-1-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 22nd, 15 points
#36-Tifft, 27, 10
#8-Hemric, 37, 1

Bristol(2) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-17-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 12th, 27 points
#47-Preece, 18, 19
#36-Tifft, 27, 10

Michigan(2) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-9-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 7th, 30 points
#36-Tifft, 25, 12
#8-Hemric, 26, 11

Watkins Glen Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (8-4-2019):
#36-Tifft, finished 24th, 13 points
#8-Hemric, 35, 2
#47-Preece, 36, 1

Pocono(2) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-28-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 7th, 30 points
#36-Tifft, 23, 14
#47-Preece, 37, 1

New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-21-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 21st, 16 points
#36-Tifft, 24, 13
#8-Hemric, 37, 1

Kentucky Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-13-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 21st, 16 points
#8-Hemric, 24, 13
#36-Tifft, 27, 10

Daytona(2) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (7-7-2019):
#36-Tifft, finished 9th, 28 points
#8-Hemric, 18, 19
#47-Preece, 32, 5

Chicago Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-30-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 19th, 18 points
#47-Preece, 28, 9
#36-Tifft, 29, 8

Sonoma Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-23-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 15th, 22 points
#36-Tifft, 28, 9
#47-Preece, 29, 8

Michigan Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-10-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 12th, 29 points
#36-Tifft, 24, 13
#47-Preece, 25, 12

Pocono Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-2-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 13th, 26 points
#47-Preece, 23, 14
#36-Tifft, 33, 4

Charlotte Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-26-2019):
#36-Tifft, finished 20th, 17 points
#8-Hemric, 21, 16
#47-Preece, 31, 6

Kansas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-11-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 18th, 19 points
#36-Tifft, 21, 16
#47-Preece, 25, 12

Dover Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-5-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 25th, 12 points
#47-Preece, 28, 9
#36-Tifft, 32, 5

Talladega Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-28-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 3rd, 34 points
#8-Hemric, 5, 35
#36-Tifft, 37, 1

Richmond Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-13-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 19th, 18 points
#47-Preece, 20, 17
#36-Tifft, 29, 8

Bristol Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-7-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 25th, 12 points
#36-Tifft, 27, 10
#8-Hemric, 30, 7

Texas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-31-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 22nd, 15 points
#36-Tifft, 24, 13
#8-Hemric, 33, 4
After Martinsville, Ware changed to XFINITY points, dropped out as a Cup ROTY Candidate

Martinsville Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-24-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 16th, 21 points
#8-Hemric, 27, 10
#36-Tifft, 29, 8
#51-Ware, 36, 1

Auto Club Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-17-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 23rd, 14 points
#36-Tifft, 26, 11
#51-Ware, 32, 5
#8-Hemric, 33, 5

ISM/Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-10-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 18th, 19 points
#36-Tifft, 20, 17
#51-Ware, 32, 5
#47-Preece, 34, 3

Las Vegas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-3-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 23rd, 14 points
#47-Preece, 25, 12
#36-Tifft, 34, 3
#51-Ware, 35, 2

Atlanta Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-24-2019):
#8-Hemric, finished 20th, 17 points
#36-Tifft, 28, 9
#51-Ware, 33, 4
#47-Preece, 35, 2

Daytona 500 Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-17-2019):
#47-Preece, finished 8th, 29 points
#8-Hemric, 34th, 3
#36-Tifft, 36th, 1
#52-Ware, 39th, 1

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


All-Time NASCAR Cup Rookie of the Year Winners / Stats / Records page



Rookie of the Year Pages by Season / Year:
2019, 2018,