Last Update 10-24-2000

2000 Rookie of the Year Candidates(ROTY)

Kurt Busch, #99 Ford
Carlos Contreras, #12 Dodge
Kenny Martin, ?#98 Ford
Jamie McMurray, ?
Scott Riggs, ?
Rick Ware, #51 Chevy
This is unofficial
note: it is my understanding that if a driver has driven in five or more races in a season in the upper NASCAR series, a driver cannot be eligible for the ROTY in a ‘lower’ series
so Steve Grissom and Mike Cope are not eligible

Drivers Looking

Barry Bodine
Brendan Gaughan
Tammy Jo Kirk ?
Randy Renfrow
Dave Rezendes ?
Lonnie Rush
Ross Thompson ?
Scot Walters


RED = New for 2000
?? – Unknown Status of team
* next to car number means a part time schedule
? – Unknown
? name or sponsor – rumored/unknown

Truck# Driver Manu Sponsor Listed Owner Crew Chief Engine
?* Jason Small Chevy ? Ken Small Donnie Hubble ?
00* Ryan McGylnn Chevy Buyers Choice Raynard McGlynn Bob Kocher T&L Motors
02* Jim Inglebright Chevy Jelly Belly Roadrunner Motorsports Rodney Haygood ?
03* Steve Prescott Chevy ?
Healey Associates
PEP Transportation
Peter Prescott
Team EJP Racing
Tom Pearl ?
09* Peter Gibbons Chevy ? Gibbons Motorsport Damon Sharpe ?
09* Dwayne Leik Chevy ? ? ? ?
1 Dennis Setzer Dodge Mopar Performance Ron Keselowski Howard Comstock Arrington
2 Mike Wallace Ford Ultra Wheels Marlene Smith Tim Kohuth Penske
3 Bryan Reffner Chevy Johns Manville
John Menard Les Back Wegner Automotive Research
4* Bobby Hamilton Dodge Dana Bobby Hamilton Tim Fowlkes ?
5* Tom Powers
Dodge ?
Tom Powers
Bill Richardson
Brian Berry Bill Richardson
6* Rich Woodland Chevy ? ? ? ?
7* ? Chevy ?
Conley Engines
John Conley John Conley Conley
9* Lance Hooper
Brian Winters
Tracy Leslie
Ford ? Raptor Performance Motorsports ? ?
11* Jerry Kobza Ford ? Harry X. Johnson
Shenandoah Valley Motorsports
Frank Marishak ?
12 Carlos Contreras
Dodge Hot Wheels Impact Motorsports
Russ Kersh
Doug George ?
14 Rick Crawford Ford The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Circle Bar Motel & RV Park
Tom Mitchell Ray Stonkus Pro Motors
15/32 Bobby Gill
Scott Pruett
Ford ?
Billy Ballew Motorsports
Emmett Byrd
Richard Wauters ?
16 Jimmy Hensley Chevy ? Rensi Motorsports Troy Selberg ?
17* Ricky Hendrick Chevy GMAC Rick Hendrick Dennis Conner
Lance McGrew
17* Tom Bambard Chevy ? Dave and Toni O’Brien Howard Bixman ?
18 Joe Ruttman Dodge Dana Bobby Hamilton Fred Wanke ?
19* ? Ford ?
Billet Race Products
Jim Murphy
Leftturns Motorsports
Todd Griffen Cornett Machine
20* J.D. Gibbs
Coy Gibbs
Chevy MBNA Joe Gibbs Racing Jamie Jones ?
21* Donnie Neuenberger Ford eBay.com Donnie Neuenberger
DGN Racing
Woody Tinsley ?
22* Brent Sanders Dodge ? Brent Sanders
Flying S Motorsports
Bill Sanders ?
23* Phil Bonifield Chevy Red Line Oil Phil Bonifield Jim Bradley ?
24 Jack Sprague Chevy GMAC Rick Hendrick Dennis Conner Hendrick
25 Randy Tolsma Dodge Supergard Motor Oil David Hodson Gary Showalter Joey Arrington
26* ? Ford ? Mike Mittler
MB Motorsports
Mike Mittler Mike Mittler
27 Ricky Sanders Ford Hastings Premium Filters Mike Albernaz/CJ Racing
Leftturns Motorsports
Mike Albernaz ?
28* Ron Barfield Ford ? Tammy Provence
Nessa Motorsports
Tim Murphy Lazono Bros
28* Ken Allen Chevy ? Jim Rosenblum ? Rahmoc
29* Terry Cook Dodge Mopar Bob Keselowski ? ?
31 Scott Riggs Ford Team Walker Shelly Brevak ? ?
35* ? Chevy Unified Office Network Team Texas Racing
Mike Starr
? ?
38* Bobby Norfleet Dodge ? ? Jason Rouche ?
40* Brad Bennett Chevy ? Allen Reyen
Bob Bennett
Doug Jackson
Fischer Enginering
41* David Starr Dodge Case Corporation
Farris Concrete
Hydrotex Oil
Lane Automotive
TKO Motorsports
Mike Farris
Todd Myers Joey Arrington
42* ? Chevy ? McCray Motorsports ? ?
43 Steve Grissom Dodge Dodge Richard Petty Mike Grechi PE
44* Mark Petty Dodge ? Maurice Petty Ritchie Petty Maurice Petty
44* Boris Said Ford Federated Auto Parts Jimmy Spencer ? ?Signature Engines
46 Rob Morgan Ford Acxiom
David Dollar
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports
Tim Murphy The Engine Source
50 Greg Biffle Ford Granger Jack Roush Randy Goss Roush
51* Rick Ware
Chevy Dunlop Golf/Gart Sports
Sportsman Racing Products
Ware Racing Cal Northrop Cronin Research Development(CRD)
52* Lyndon Amick
Ken Schrader
Chevy Penda
Federated Auto Parts
Ken Schrader Wally Brown ?
53* Randy Briggs ? ? Joe Jenkins III ? ?
54* Brian Sockwell Chevy ? ? ? ?
60 Andy Houston Chevy CAT Rental Stores Mike Addington Rick Ren B&R-Hendrick
66 Rick Carelli Ford Carlin Burners & Controls Dale Phelon John Monsam Signature Engines
69* Jeff Spraker Chevy ?
National Parts Peddler
Trailer World
Spraker Racing Enterprises Scott Goyer KATECH
72* Randy MacDonald Chevy 3M
Marrill MacDonald Stu Beckett ?
73* B.A. Wilson Chevy Berryman Products
Sonntag Ready Mix
Joey Sonntag ?Mike Cheek Performance Technology
75 Marty Houston Chevy Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears Freddy Fryar ?
79* R.D. Smith Dodge Myrtle Beach Days Vacations RDS Motorsports Ralph Wingfield Jr Tim Vernatter
80* Morgan Shepherd Ford ? Stan Hoover Stan Hoover ?
84* ? Ford ? Robert Long Charlie Long Charlie Long
86 ? Dodge Royal Crown Cola David Hodson Charlie Long Joey Arrington
87* Ron Fellows Chevy Bully Hill Vineyards Joe Nemechek Brian Pattie ?
88 Matt Crafton Chevy PickupTruck.com
Duke Thorson Jerry Cook ?
89* Stan Boyd Chevy ? Engineered Vicories Inc
Jim Liguori
Ed Huckabee Performance Tech
90* Lance Norick Chevy ? Ron and Lance Norick Paul Balmer T&L Motors
91* Carl Long Ford Mansion Decorating Thee Dixon Keith Montgomery ?
93* Wayne Edwards Chevy ?
Troxell Construction
Lonnie Troxell
Wayne Edwards
? Richard Jackson
97* Ron Barfield Ford ? Ron Barfield ? ?
98 Kenny Martin
Ford ?
Mr. Heater
Granger Materials
Premier Truck Parts
Kenny Martin
Angelo Martin
John Martin

Jim Herrick
Oliver Allen Rhyne Racing Engines
Pro Motor
99 Kurt Busch
Ford Exide
Tractor Supply Company
Jack Roush Matt Chambers Roush

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