Updated 11-1-2001

2001 Rookie of the Year Candidates

Brad Baker, #28(part time)
Greg Biffle, #60
David Donohue, ?
Christian Elder, #38(part time)
Larry Foyt, #14
Marty Houston, ?
Jamie McMurray, #27
Ryan Newman, #02(part time)
Tim Sauter, ?
Scott Wimmer, #23

Drivers Looking for a ride

Steve Allison
Rich Bickle
Mike Bliss
Jim Bown
Chad Chaffin
Ted Christopher
David Donohue
Tim Fedawa
Jeff Finley
Jeff Fuller
Mario Gosselin
Bobby Hillin
Tracy Hines
Lance Hooper
Marty Houston
Tom Hubert
PJ Jones
Andy Kirby
Bill Lester
Curtis Markham
Phil Parsons, CTS TV
Jeff Purvis
Sammy Ragan
Doug Reid III
Michael Ritch
Johnny Rumley
Hermie Sadler
Jay Sauter
Tim Sauter
Jason Schuler
Mike Swaim Jr
Brandon Sperling
Mike Stefanik
Dick Trickle
Ron Young
Gus Wasson


RED = New for 2001
?? – Unknown Status of team
* next to car number means a part time/limited 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 Engines
00* Buckshot Jones
Todd Bodine
Tim Fedewa
Chevy ? Billy Jones ? Gasoline Alley
01* Andy Santerre Chevy ? Andy Santerre
Mike Reece
Santerre-Reece Motorsports
Stan Meserve ?
02* Ryan Newman Ford ALLTEL
Roger Penske Matt Borland Penske/Jasper
05* Hal Goodson Chevy Prevent Child Abuse Virginia George Taylor ? ?
08* Bobby Hamilton Chevy Diet Dr Pepper Dave Carroll
Carroll Racing
? Tesar Engineering
09*(was #01) Rick Johnson Chevy ? Armando Fitz
Ted Conder
HighLine Performance Group
Jeff Lemons Carl Wegner
?0* ?Closed Up Chevy ? Mike Tomczak
Jim Lachey
Drew West
Terry Baltes
Brent Bushu
Ohio State Alumni
?Doylan Mathis ?
1 Jimmy Spencer Chevy Yellow Freight James Finch Marc Reno Hutter
2 Kevin Harvick Chevy AC Delco

Snap-On, Sikkens,GM Goodwrench,Sylvania

Richard Childress Todd Berrier Richard Childress Racing
4* Mike Wallace ? Chevy Biagi Bros. Racing
Fred Biagi
? Gasoline Alley Engines
5* Ward Burton Chevy Pillsbury Tommy Baldwin
Eddie D’Hondt
Ward Burton
Tommy Baldwin Bill Davis Racing
6* Joe Bessey
Steve Hodgson
? Joe Bessey ? ?
7 Randy LaJoie Chevy
Kleenex Joe Nemeckek
Ed Evans
Wally Rogers Wegner Motorsports
8* Frank Kimmel
Nashville only
Chevy Advance Auto Parts
E. T. Sharp Trucking
Pork the other White Meat
for Nashville
Armando Fitz
Ted Conder
HighLine Performance Group
Dave Leiner
Jeff Lemons
Wegner Motorsports
9* Jeff Burton Ford Gain Detergent Jack Roush Tommy Morgan Roush Racing
10 Jeff Green Ford Nestle Nesquik ppc Racing
John Bender
Bob Campbell
Greg Pollex
Harold Holly Roush Racing
11(was #82) Todd Bodine
and ?
Chevy Channellock Armando Fitz
Ted Conder
HighLine Performance Group
Bob Temple Wegner Motorsports
12 ? Dynatek Telecommunications Chevy WP Motorsports Keith Strunk ?
14(was #3) Larry Foyt
Chevy Harrah’s A.J. Foyt Jon Wolfe A.J. Foyt Racing
15* Billy Parker Ford GNC Mega Men Supplement Keith Barnwell Ronny Silver Roush
15* ? Chevy ? Andy Petree ? ?
16* David Starr
Sammy Sanders
Pontiac 31-W Insulation Wayne Day Wayne Day Day Enterprises
17 Matt Kenseth
Clay Rogers
Boris Said(at Watkins Glen)
Chevy Visine
Robby Reiser Russ Strupp Kippley Engines
18 Mike McLaughlin Pontiac MBNA Joe Gibbs Tim Shutt Fischer Engineering
19* ? Chevy ? David Riddling George Church T&L Motors
20(was #4) Suspended Operations Pontiac x Joe Gibbs x Fischer Engineering
21 Robby Gordon
Johnny Sauter
Chevy Rockwell Automation
Atlantic Aviation
AC Delco
Richard Childress
Gil Martin Richard Childress Racing
22* Andy Hillenburg Quail Unlimited Chevy BAM Racing
Beth Ann Morganthau
Tom Mohrhauser
? ?
23 Scott Wimmer
Pontiac Jani-King
1st 7 races
Bill Davis Robert Barker Brad Thrower
24* Ricky Hendrick Chevy GMAC Hendrick Motorsports Dennis Conner B&R
25 Randy Tolsma Chevy Team Marines Ed Rensi Troy Selberg
Frank Allen
26 Bobby Hamilton, Jr Chevy Dr Pepper Dave Carroll
Carroll Racing
Todd Lohse Tesar Engineering
27 Jamie McMurray
Williams Travel Center Clarence Brewer Jason Radcliff Fischer Engineering
28* Brad Baker Chevy Vanderbilt University Commodores Gary Baker Randy Seals Carl Wegner
29* Brian Vickers Engineered Machined Products Chevy BLV Motorsports Patrick Donahue ?
29* Curtis Markham Pontiac ?Hot Rod Magazine Joe Gibbs Racing ? Fischer Engineering
31* Andy Santerre
Steve Park
Chevy Whelen Engineering Marsh Racing Ted Marsh Roush Racing
32* Dan Pardus Chevy Outdoor Channel Jim & Judie Motorsports Dave Leiner ?
33 Tony Raines Chevy Bayer-Alka Seltzer Bill Baumgardner
Michael Kadlecik Rahmoc Racing Engines
34 David Green Chevy AFG Industries
Aqua Velva
Scott Welliver
Jeff Welliver
Wayne Jesel
Steve Bird Hutter
35* Suspended Operations
Lyndon Amick
Chevy ? Bill Amick Tony Lambert Amick
36 Hank Parker Jr Chevy General Nutrition Centers
Auto Ventshade
Scott Welliver
Jeff Welliver
Wayne Jesel
Gary Cogswell Gasoline Alley
37 Kevin Grubb Chevy
Grove Crane
Clarence Brewer Terry Shirley Fischer Engineering
38* Christian Elder
Ford Great Clips Akins Motorsports Wes Ward Cosworth
40* Rich Woodland Pontiac ? Rich Woodland Racing ?Calvin Humphries Keith Roberts
41* Ronnie Hornaday III Chevy  

Lucas Oil

A.J. Foyt Kevin Cram A.J. Foyt Racing
43 Ron Hornaday Chevy Quality Farm and Country Stores
Morton Salt, Exide Batteries, Coleman Cable, Great Neck Tools
Mike Curb
Cary Agajanian
Gene Nead Hutter
44* Mike Harmon Komatsu, Pegusus Chevy Mike Harmon ? ?
45* Steve Grissom Chevy ? Petty Bryant Frazier Wagner Motorsports
46* Ashton Lewis Chevy ? Lewis Motorsports Charlie Lewis Roush
48 Kenny Wallace Chevy Goulds Pumps
George deBidart
Innovative Motorsports
Gere Kennon Tony’s Engines
49 Robby Faggart Chevy
Rent-A-Wreck Jay Robinson Racing Jay Robinson ?
?51* ?Jim Bown ?Chevy ?Crewschool.com
Team Concept
?Sheri Bown
Team Concept
?Dick Bown ?
?54* closed up Chevy ? Ed Whitaker
Team Bristol Motorsports
Teddy Brown Roush Engines
55* Suspended Operations Ford ? Jerry Davis
Tony Weight
Skip Eyler Davis & Weight Performance engines
57 Jason Keller Ford Albertsons
Northeastern Supply
Water Heaters
ppc Racing
Keith Barnwell
Steve Addington Roush
58* Mario Gosselin Chevy ? Larry Fuda Larry Fuda T&L Motors
59 Jeff Purvis Chevy Kingsford Charcol
Glad, KC Masterpiece, Hidden Valley, Trail’s Best
Tad Geschickter Butch Lamoreux Richard Childress Racing
60 Greg Biffle
Ford Grainger Jack Roush Randy Goss Roush
61 CLOSED Chevy x Steve Coulter
Xpress Motorsports
x x
63 Shane Hall Ford Lance Snacks

Exxon-Mobil,The Club,Northstar Print Group,cyberwize.com,Ocean Sun Travel, Knauss Snack Food Company, SMP

Hubert Hensley
Mac Martin
Pat Patterson
Tim Vargo
Jeff Hensley Blanks Performance
65* Bobby Gerhart
Rich Woodland
?Chevy ? Bobby Gerhart ? ?
66 Geoffrey Bodine Chevy Phillips 66 Scott Welliver
Jeff Welliver
Wayne Jesel
Donnie Richeson Gasoline Alley
67* C.W. ‘Skip’ Smith Chevy Shop-Vac Mike Smith Matt Hummel ?
68* Jay Fogleman Ford Two Minute Warning
RUS Uniforms
Cooper Family Ford
Steve Husketh Joe Burke Premiere Engines
70* Ron Young Chevy ? Jerry Young ? Wagner Motorsports
71* Kevin Lepage
Scott Pruett
(Watkins Glen)
Ford State Fair Corndogs Matrix Motorosports
Steve Plattenberger
Richard Lasater Cosworth
72* Roberto Guerrero
Jaime Guerrero
Chevy ?
Sun Trust
Café Bustelo
Miami Herald
Hispanic Racing Team
Mike Vazquez
Rudy Rodriguez
Larry Hedrick
? ?
74 Chad Little Chevy Staff America Bill Baumgardner
Eddie Pardue Rahmoc Racing Engines
75* ? Chevy ?
Food Country
Charles and Don Henderson Ron Denton Fischer Engineering
77* Ken Alexander
Brad Teague
Mike Harmon
Ford Pegasus/Automotive Yes/Race Ready Tony Hall Jimmy Means JT1 motorsports
79* R.D. Smith Chevy ? RDS Motorsports Ralph Wingfield ?
85*/77* Jason Rudd Ford Graybar Jason Rudd Motorsports Pete Michel
Jimmy Means
Robert Yates Racing
87* Joe Nemechek
Ron Fellows(Watkins Glen)
Nortel Networks
Precision Gear
Bully Hill Vineyards
Joe Nemechek Brian Pattie Wagner Motorsports
88* Jeff Fuller Chevy ? Joe Nemechek ? Wagner Motorsports
89* Lance Hooper Chevy Big Fan Racing Mark Watkins Ricky Pearson ?
91* ? Chevy ? Herzog Motorsports ? Fischer Engineering
92 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Excedrin Herzog Motorsports Tony Liberati Fischer Engineering
93* Dave Blaney Project ALS Chevy Bryan Goewey Mike Greci Bill Davis Racing
94* Steven Christian Dodge Lucis Oil Jim Edwards ? ?
94* Rick Markle Chevy Coinstar Fred Bickford Del Markle CRD
94* Nate Montieth Chevy King Pharmaceuticals
Performance Fabrication
? Zandel Bowers ?
95* Steadman Marlin Ford ?
Shoney’s Inn
Sadler Bros Ronnie Smith Rahmoc Racing Engines
96* Tina Gordon
Gus Wasson
Colby Furniture, LINE-X Spray-On Truck Bedliners, Tupelo Furniture Market, Bell Motor Company, Laughlin Racing Chevy Chris Hoiles Tony Burgess ?
97* Phil Parsons Morton Salt Chevy Mike Curb
Cary Agajanian
98 Elton Sawyer Ford Starter
Just Born/Hot Tamales
Deka Batteries
Michael Kranefuss Ricky Viers Cosworth
99* Micheal Waltrip
Shawna Robinson
Kerry Earnhardt
Chevy Aarons Rent
Bostrom Seating
Michael Waltrip Bobby Kennedy Gasoline Alley
?67*/?68 Jamie Arube?
Robbie Knievel?
? Chevy Verres Racing ? ?
?84 Norm Benning Chevy? ? Norm Benning ? ?


Some Busch Series Primary Sponsor Pages:

#02 Alltel
#1 Yellow Freight
#2 AC Delco
#7 Kleenex/Scott
#10 Nestle Nesquik
#11 ChannelLock
#17 Visine
#18 MBNA
#21 Rockwell Automation, Textilease
#26 Dr Pepper Racing
#31 Whelen
#33 Bayer / Alka Seltzer
#38 Great Clips
#48 Goulds Pumps
#49 Rent-A-Wreck
#57 Albertson’s
#59 Kingsford
#60 Grainger
#63 Lance Snacks
#66 Phillips 66
#92 Excedrin
#98 Hot Tamales
#99 Aaron Rents

Born on Date: October 9th, 2000