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2020 NASCAR Cup Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 3-8-2020

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.


2020 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS
as of 3/8/2020)

car#, driver, rookie/driver points, best finish
#41-Cole Custer, 73 points, best finish 9th at Phoenix in March
#8-Tyler Reddick, 68, best finish 11th at Auto Club in March
#38-John Hunter Nemechek, 63, best finish 11th at Daytona in February
#15-Brennan Poole, 40 best finish of 16th at Las Vegas in February
#95-Christopher Bell, 26, (A), best finish 21st at Daytona in February
#00-Quin Houff, 11, best finish 32nd at Las Vegas in February
(A): Bell was penalized 10 points after failing pre-qualifying inspection at Las Vegas in February with a Level 1 penalty, nose of car did not fit specifications


HIGHEST FINISHING ROOKIE BY RACE
race, driver(times rookie of race), finish, points
1) Daytona 500, Nemechek (1 race best rookie), 11th, 26 points
2) Las Vegas, Reddick(1), 18, 19
3) Auto Club, Reddick(2), 11, 26
4) Phoenix, Custer(1), 9, 29
5) Atlanta, TBD
Best Finishing Rookies, Times:
#8-Reddick, 2
#38-Nemechek, 1
#41-Custer, 1
#00-Houff, 0
#15-Poole, 0
#95-Bell, 0
Races with no rookie, 0


2020 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Race-by-Race Results

Atlanta Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-15-2020):
#00-Houff, finished TBD, TBD points
#8-Reddick, TBD
#15-Poole, TBD
#38-Nemechek, TBD
#41-Custer, TBD
#95-Bell, TBD

Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-8-2020):
#41-Custer, finished 9th, 29 points
#95-Bell, 24th, 13
#38-Nemechek, 25th, 12
#15-Poole, 31st, 6
#8-Reddick, 33rd, 13
#00-Houff, 34th, 3

Auto Club Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-1-2020):
#8-Reddick, finished 11th, 26 points
#41-Custer, 18th, 19
#38-Nemechek, 25th, 12
#15-Poole, 32nd, 5
#00-Houff, 35th, 2
#95-Bell, 38th, 1

Las Vegas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-23-2019):
#8-Reddick, finished 18th, 19 points
#41-Custer, 19th, 18
#38-Nemechek, 24th, 13
#15-Poole, 29th, 8
#00-Houff, 32nd, 5
#95-Bell, 33rd, 4

Daytona 500 Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-16-2020):
#38-Nemechek, finished 11th, 26 points
#15-Poole, 16th, 21
#95-Bell, 21st, 16
#8-Reddick, 28th, 9 (plus 1 point from the Duels)
#41-Custer, 37th, 1 (plus 6 points from the Duels)
#00-Houff, 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,