Last Update 11-12-1999

1999 Rookie of the Year Candidates

Ted Christopher, ?
Kelly Denton, #75 Chevy
Kerry Earnhardt, ?
Bobby Hamilton, Jr #22
Phil Morris, #01 Chevy, not running full sched
Hank Parker, Jr, #53 BASS Chevy
Adam Petty, #45 Spree Chevy
Tony Raines, #74 Chevy – Winner
C.W. ‘Skip’ Smith, #67 Chevy

released/left the teams
Jeff Finley, ?
Andy Kirby, ?
Jimmy Kitchens, ?
Freddie Query, ?
Tony Roper, ?

Note: Jason Jarrett and Casey Atwood ran too many races in 1998 to qualify
This is unofficial


RED = New for 1999
?? – Unknown Status of team
* next to car number means a part time schedule
? – Unknown
? name or sponsor – rumored/unknown
NOTE: there will be many double numbers for the part time teams as I hear over 100 teams have sent in requests for #’s

some full time/some part time
Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Listed Owner Crew Chief
?? ? Chevy Peco Foods/Farms
Hickman Trucking
John and Syndny Hickman Allen Murphy
?* Anthony Lazzaro Ford McDonalds Carl Wells Joe Garone
00 Buckshot Jones Pontiac Cheeze-It
Brunswick Bowling
Baja Boats
Crown Fiber Comm
PPG, Shasta
Siggers, Tracy Byrd
Billy Jones ?
01* Phil Morris Chevy Llumar Window Film
Power Monitors
Dick Myers Chevrolet
Blue Ridge Motorsports Neil Perkins
02* Ward Burton Pontiac Siemens Bill Davis Tommy Baldwin, Jr
07* Morgan Shepherd Chevy High Tech Trailers Bruce Hanusosky Dale Francis
09* Mike Garvey Chevy Emerald First Financial
Parker Stores
Scott LaFarve Bond Suss
1 Randy LaJoie Chevy Bob Evans James Finch Marc Reno
2* Ricky Craven ? ? Ricky Craven ?
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy AC Delco DEI Tony Eury, Sr
4 Jeff Purvis Chevy Lance Snacks Gary Bechtel/Joe Gibbs Johnny Allen
5 Dick Trickle Chevy Schneider Trucking Jimmy Spencer Bryan Schaffer
6* Joe Bessey Chevy PowerTeam Joe Bessey ?
7* ?Joe Buford Chevy ? Ed Wittiker ?
8 Bobby Hillin Chevy ProDrivers.net Bobby Hillin, Robin Hayes,
Andy Benes, Gary Gaetti,
Hal Morris, Pete Schourek,
Danny Sheaffer
Nick Short
9* Jeff Burton Ford Track Gear Jack Roush Steve Hibbard
10 Phil Parsons Chevy Attel Phil Parsons Steve Plattenberger
11* Kenny Irwin, Jr
Steve Grissom
Rayovac Dale Jarrett
Brett Farve
Wes Ward
12* Jimmy Spencer Chevy Zippo/Food City Jimmy Spencer Billy Curwood
13* Chris Douglas Chevy Sun Studio
Buck and Bass
Rhea Fain
the fans
13* Jeff McClure Ford ? ? ?
14*/84* ? Pontiac Federated Auto Parts Mac Martin ?
15* Ken Schrader Chevy Oakwood Homes Andy Petree Chris Carrier
16* Mark Day Pontiac 31-W Insulation Wayne Day ?
17 Matt Kenseth Chevy Dewalt Tools Robby Reiser Robby Reiser
18* Jason Leffler
JD Gibbs
Pontiac MBNA Joe Gibbs Bryant Frazier
19* Mike Skinner
Jaime Skinner
Chevy Yellow Freight Emerald Performance Group C.R. Miller
20* Jimmy Foster Chevy XR-1 Blaise Alexander Sr ?
21* Micheal Waltrip Chevy Band Aid Michael Waltrip Tommy Byrd
22* Bobby Hamilton Jr Chevy Air Jamaica Vacations Dave Carroll Todd Lohse
23* Lance Hooper Pontiac ? Richard Jackson Richard Jackson
24* Jeff Gordon
Ricky Hendrick
Chevy Pepsi
Brooke Gordon
Ray Evernham
Patrick Donahue
25 Kenny Wallace
and others
Chevy DuraLube
Indian Motorcycles
Ed Rensi David Ifft
26* Anthony Lazzaro Chevy ? BACE Billy Nacewiz
27 Casey Atwood Chevy Castrol
First Sierra Financial
Clarence Brewer Kip McCord/Jason Radcliff
28* Ted Christopher Chevy ? Larry Lockamy Dennis Adcock
29* ? Chevy ? Joe Gibbs/Gary Bechtel Jay Guy
31* Ron Hornaday Chevy NAPA Auto Parts DEI Sandy Jones
32 Jeff Green Chevy Kleenex/Scott Progressive Motorsports Harold Holly
33 ? Chevy Bayer-Alka Seltzer Bill Baumgardner Gary Cogswell
34 Mike McLaughlin Chevy Goulds Pumps Cicci-Welliver Racing Steve Helwig
35 Lyndon Amick Chevy SCANA/Powertel Bill Amick Sandy Jones
36 Tim Fedawa Pontiac Stanley Tools Cicci-Welliver Racing Vic Kangas
37 Kevin Grubb Chevy Timberwolf
First Sierra Financial
Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley
38 Hut Stricklin Ford
Barbasol Akins Motorsports ?
39* Hal Goodson Chevy Nortel ? ?
40 ? Chevy ? Darwin Oordt ?
41/46* David Green Chevy AFG Industries Larry Hedrick Marc Reno
41* Joey McCarthy Chevy ? James Pritchard/Joey McCarthy James Matalenas
42* Jeff Fuller Pontiac Circuit City Joe Gibbs Gordon Gibbs
43 Shane Hall Chevy Central Tractor
Tecumseh Engines
Coleman Power Mate
Mike Curb
Cary Agajanian
Don Dtegall
Bob Hayden
44 Terry Labonte
Justin Labonte
Chevy SlimJim Terry Labonte Eddie Lowery
45 Adam Petty Chevy Sprint Prepaid Foncards
Red Wing Shoes
PE2 Chris Hussey
47 Hermie Sadler Chevy MONRO Muffler Brake & Service George Debidart Mike Greci
48* Kelly Moore Pontiac LesCare Kitchens/Formica Roxanne Moore Jamie Lorfano
50 Mark Green Chevy Dr Pepper
Jelly Belly
WEM Darrell Bryant
51* Jim Bown Chevy ? Sheri Bown Dick Bown
53 Hank Parker Jr Chevy Team Marines
Hank Parker Dave McCarty
54* Brett Bodine Chevy Gold Bond Jimmy Spencer ?
55* Michael Ritch Pontiac ? Jerry Davis
Anthony Weight
Skip Eyler
57 Jason Keller Chevy Excedrin Progressive Motorsports Steve Addington
58* Mario Gosselin Ford ? ? ?
58* Donnie Moran Chevy ? Moran Family ?
59 Mike Dillon Chevy Kingsford Charcol
Rockwell Automation
Tad Geschickter Phil Hammer
60* Mark Martin Ford Winn Dixie Jack Roush Tony Lambert
61 Stanton Barrett Pontiac IWX Motor Freight Steve Coulter
Xpress Motorsports
Dave Fuge
63 ? Chevy Exxon Hubert Hensley
Mac Martin
Pat Patterson
Tim Vargo
Jeff Hensley
64* Geoffrey Bodine
Barry Bodine
Chevy Luxury Travel Motor Coaches? Dennis Shoemaker Jay Fabian
65* Chris Cook
Jeff Finley
Chevy Overton’s Kevin Sasser Teddy Brown
66 Todd Bodine Chevy Phillips 66 Cicci-Welliver Racing Donnie Richeson
67* C.W. ‘Skip’ Smith Chevy ?
C&E Containers
Mike Smith Terry Hess
68* ? Ford ? Steve Husketh ?
70* Eric Jones Chevy Adrian Carriers Pat and Ivan Murphy ?
72 CLOSED SHOP Chevy Ron Parker ?
73* Bryan Wall Ford Burnham Boilers ? ?
74 Tony Raines Chevy ? Bill Baumgardner Michael Kadlecik
75 Kelly Denton Chevy ??
Food Country
Charles and Don Henderson Ron Denton
7/76* ? Chevy ? Ed Wittiker Bruce Saunders
77 ? Ford Lear Tony Hall Jimmy Means
78* ? Chevy Mark III Financial Services Dan Browder Neil Browder
79* R.D. Smith Chevy ?
Carolina Auto Center
RDS Motorsports Chris Rice
80* Bobby Hamilton Chevy Hot Tamales Hubert Hensley
Mac Martin
Pat Patterson
Tim Vargo
81* Jason Rudd Ford ? Al Rudd Sr ?
81* Jerry Glanville Ford UniFirst Jerry Glanville ?
82* Ted Musgrave
Rick Beebe
Chevy Meijer
Freschetta Pizza
Black Diamond Motorsports Richie Wauters
83 Wayne Grubb
Jimmy Hensley
Chevy Link-Belt William Grubb Bobby King
84* Steve Park Chevy Whelen Engineering Marsh Racing Ted Marsh
?84 Chad Chaffin Ford Logan’s Road House Neil Chaffin ?
86* Gary Bradberry Chevy ? ? ?
87* Joe Nemechek
Ron Fellows
Chevy Bell South Mobility Joe Nemechek Brian Pattie
88* ? Chevy SCANA/Powertel Bill Amick ?
89 Jeff Fuller
Derrike Cope
Blaise Alexander
Chevy Heritage Consumer Products NorthStar Motorsports Leon Fox
90 Brad Loney
Greg Sacks
Chevy Coyne Textile Services Fred Maggio Richard Lasater
92* Jimmie Johnson Chevy ? Herzog Motorsports Tony Liberati
92* Greg Marlowe Chevy Black’s Tire Service Ricky Benton Mike Hester
93 Dave Blaney Pontiac Amoco Gail Davis Gil Martin
95* ? Chevy ?
Sadler Bros Jim Horton/?Gary Tatum
96 Gus Wasson Chevy Island Oasis Beau Petty
Petty-Huggins Motorsports
Greg Guarry
98 Elton Sawyer Ford
Lysol Akins Motorsports Ricky Viers
99* Kevin Lepage
Matt Hutter
Chevy Redman Tobacco
First Sierra
Bill Papke
Tammy Brewer
Dan Gibbs
Questions on this table? see Jayski’s FAQ Page for answers and my email address.

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#00 Cheez-It
#01 Llumar Window Film
#3 AC Delco
#5 Schneider Trucking
#6 PowerTeam
#8 Clean Shower
#9 Track Gear
#11 Rayovac
#12 Zippo
#13 Whelen
#15 Oakwood Homes
#17 DeWalt Tools
#18 MBNA
#19 Yellow Freight
#24 Pepsi
#25 Dura Lube
#25 Indian Motorcycles
#27 Castrol Oil
#32 Kleenex/Scott
#33 Bayer / Alka Seltzer
#34 Goulds Pumps
#36 Stanley Tools
#38 Barbasol
#40 ChannelLock
#41 AFG
#42 Circuit City
#44 Slim Jim (updated for 1999)
#45 Spree
#47 Monro
#50 Dr Pepper Racing
#59 Kingsford
#60 Winn Dixie
#63 Exxon
#64 Luxury Travel Coaches
#65 Overtons
#66 Phillips 66
#72 MGM Brakes
#77 Lear Corp
#83 Link-Belt
#87 BellSouth Mobility
#90 Coyne Textile
#93 Amoco
#98 Lysol

Date: 11/30/1998