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2022 NASCAR Cup Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings

Updated 5-15-2022

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



Rookie of the Year Pages by Season / Year:
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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


The 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 Truck Series.


ROOKIEYELLOWSTRIPES
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.


Rookie Austin Cindric gets first NASCAR Cup victory in thrilling Daytona: On the 85th birthday of his car owner, Roger Penske, 23-year-old NASCAR Cup Series rookie #2-Austin Cindric beat #23-Bubba Wallace to the finish line by .036 seconds in overtime to win Sunday’s 64th running of the Daytona 500. In a thrilling run to the finish in NASCAR’s new Next Gen race car at Daytona International Speedway, Cindric held off Wallace and #14-Chase Briscoe (.091 seconds behind) to notch his first Cup victory in his eighth start in the series. Cindric got the win in chamber-of-commerce weather with a sold-out crowd jamming the grandstands.(see more HERE)(2-20-2022)


2022 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS

car#, driver, rookie/driver points, best 2022 finish
#2-Austin Cindric, 291, best finish of 1st at Daytona, February 20; currently 16th in drivers points; in playoffs due to win
#21-Harrison Burton, 185, best finish of 14th at Darlington, May 8; 28th in points
#38-Todd Gilliland, 185, best finish of 15th at Darlington, May 8; 29th in points
(points also include any points garnered from the Daytona Duel races, see below)


HIGHEST FINISHING ROOKIE BY RACE

race, driver(times rookie of race), finish, points
1) Daytona 500, #2-Cindric (1 race best rookie), WON(1st), 45* points & 5 playoff points
2) Auto Club, #2-Cindric(2), 12th (won pole), 31*
3) Las Vegas, #21-Burton(1), 16th, 21
4) Phoenix, #38-Gilliand(1), 19th, 18
5) Atlanta, #21-Burton(2), 25th, 12
6) Circuit of the Americas (Texas), #2-Cindric(3), 8th, 32*
7) Richmond, #21-Burton(3), 18th, 19
8) Martinsville, #2-Cindric(4), 11th, 31*
9) Bristol (dirt), #2-Cindric(5), 16th, 21
10) Talladega, #2-Cindric(6), 21st, 16
11) Dover, #21-Burton(4), 24th, 16*
12) Darlington, #21-Burton(5), 14th, 23
13) Kansas, #2-Cindric(7), 11st, 33*
14) Charlotte, TBD, TBD
15) Gateway (World Wide Technology Raceway), TBD, TBD

Highest Finishing Rookies, Times:
#2-Cindric, 7
#21-Burton, 5
#38-Gilliland, 1
Races with no rookie, 0
* also garnered stage points


2022 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Race-by-Race Results

* earned stage points in the race

Gateway (World Wide Technology Raceway) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (6-5-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished TBD, TBD points
#21-Burton, TBD, TBD
#38-Gilliland, TBD, TBD

Charlotte Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-29-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished TBD, TBD points
#21-Burton, TBD, TBD
#38-Gilliland, TBD, TBD

Kansas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-15-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 11th, 33* points
#21-Burton, 21st, 16
#38-Gilliland, 25th, 12

Darlington Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-8-2022):
#21-Burton, finished 14th, 23 points
#38-Gilliland, 15th, 22
#2-Cindric, 18th, 19

Dover Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (5-2-2022 rain delayed):
#21-Burton, finished 24th, 16* points
#38-Gilliland, 28th, 9
#2-Cindric, 36th, 1

Talladega Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-24-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 21st, 16 points
#38-Gilliland, 27th, 10
#21-Burton, 34th, 3

Bristol (dirt) Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-17-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 16th, 21 points
#38-Gilliland, 17th, 20
#21-Burton, 20th, 17

Martinsville Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-9-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 11th, 31* points
#21-Burton, 26th, 11
#38-Gilliland, 30th, 7

Richmond Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (4-3-2022):
#21-Burton, finished 18th, 19 points
#2-Cindric, 20th, 17
#38-Gilliland, 25th, 12

Circuit of the Americas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-27-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 8th, 32* points
#38-Gilliland, 16th, 21
#21-Burton, 17th, 26*

Atlanta Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-20-2022):
#21-Burton, finished 25th, 12 points
#38-Gilliland, 27th, 10
#2-Cindric, 32nd, 5

Phoenix Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-13-2022):
#38-Gilliland, finished 19th, 18 points
#2-Cindric, 24th, 13
#21-Burton, 29th, 8

Las Vegas Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (3-6-2022):
#21-Burton, finished 16th, 21 points
#2-Cindric, 19th, 18
#38-Gilliland, 23rd, 14

Auto Club Speedway Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-27-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 12th, 31* points
#38-Gilliland, 20th, 17
#21-Burton, 33rd, 4

Daytona 500 Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-20-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 1st(won), 45 points* (& 5 playoff points)
#38-Gilliland, 33rd, 13
#21-Burton, 39th, 1

Daytona Duel 150 Qualifying Races Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points (2-17-2022):
#2-Cindric, finished 2nd in Duel #1, 9 points
#21-Burton, finished 3rd in Duel #2, 8 points
#38-Gilliland, finished 15th in Duel 1, 0 points
(top 10 in each Duel gets points for 1-10 finishing spots)

* earned stage points in the race
DNR = Did Not Race/Not Entered
DNQ = Did not qualify/Make the race
TBD = To be determined