Updated 10-27-2004

2004 Rookie of the Year Candidates

#90-Eddie Beahr
#21-Clint Bowyer
#5-Kyle Busch
#51-Shane Sieg
?#05-Brian Conz
#33/#11-Paul Menard
#77-Donnie Neuenberger – ill
#39-Andy Ponstein

note: it is my understanding that if a driver has driven in five or more races
in a season in an upper NASCAR series (Winston Cup),
a driver cannot be eligible for the ROTY in a ‘lower’ series
(even thou they may have yellow stripes on tracks they have not competed on before).

Drivers Looking for a Busch Series ride

Casey Atwood
Dave Blaney
Kerry Earnhardt – part time RCR Cup #33
Kevin Grubb
Mike Harmon
Shane Hall
Jacob Hobgood
Justin Hobgood
Stuart Kirby
Randy LaJoie – #82 part-time
Jody Lavender
Kevin Lepage
Damon Lusk
Richard Mitchell
Nate Monteith
Eric Norris
Stevie Reeves
Shawna Robinson
Jay Sauter – part time #75
Tim Sauter – back to ASA
Cam Strader
Lee Tissot


RED = New for 2004
* next to car number means a part time/limited schedule
? – Unknown
? name or sponsor – rumored/unknown

00 Blake Feese Chevy Haas Automation
Jenkins, Jenkins & Jenkins
Gene Hass Robert ‘Bootie’ Barker Hendrick
02 Hermie Sadler Chevy Zepf
Jenkins, Jenkins & Jenkins
Hermie Sadler
Ernie Cope ?
1 Casey Mears
Sterling Marlin
Dodge Yellow Freight
James Finch Marc Reno Elliott
2 Ron Hornaday Chevy AC Delco

GM Goodwrench,

Richard Childress Butch Hylton RCR
4 Mike Wallace Ford GEICO Biagi Bros Racing
Fred Biagi
Tony Lambert Ilmor Engineering
5 Kyle Busch
Chevy Lowe’s


Ricky Hendrick Lance McGrew Hendrick
8 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Yum Brands Inc. – Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silvers
(14 races)
Bass Pro Shops
(7 Races)
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Teresa Earnhardt
Kevin Manion DEI
10 Gus Wasson
Jason Schuler
Chevy Operation Fire SAFE Davis Motorsports Bobby Good ?
12 Tim Fedawa Chevy SuperCuts
Hot Tamales
FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
Steve Plattenberger ?
14 David Stremme Chevy U.S. Navy

Llumar, Hot Talmales, JaniKing, Knights Inn

FitzBradshaw Racing Jay Guy ?
16 Justin Ashbrun Pontiac
31-W Insulation Wayne Day James Cox Day Enterprises
20 Mike Bliss Chevy Rockwell Automation

Spectrum Controls, Hytrol Conveyor Company

Joe Gibbs ?Steve Addington Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Kevin Harvick
Clint Bowyer
Chevy Reese’s

Hershey Kiss

Richard Childress Ricky Viers RCR
22 Jason Keller Ford Miller High Life ppc Racing
Keith Barnwell
Wes Ward Robert Yates Racing
23 Kenny Wallace Chevy Stacker2
YJ Stinger, Northeastern Supply
Bill Davis Chris Rice BDR
24 Steve Grissom Chevy ? GIC-Mixon Motorsports
James Whitener
Gregg Mixon
Denise Mixon
John Bland ?Carl Wegner
25 Mike McLaughlin Ford Team Marines
Timberland PRO
Pioneer Services
Ed Rensi Harold Holly Yates
27 Johnny Sauter Chevy
Kleenex Brewco Motorsports
Clarence Brewer
Newt Moore Menard
32/30 Shane Hmiel Dodge TrimSpa Todd Braun ? Ernie Elliott
37 David Green Chevy
Grove Crane
Brewco Motorsports
Clarence Brewer
Jason Ratcliff Carl Wegner
38 Kasey Kahne Dodge Great Clips
Deka Batteries
Akins Motorsports
Brad Akins
Doug Stringer
Paul Andrews Evernham
39 Tina Gordon Ford Yahoo

Mac Tools

Jay Robinson Racing Kenneth Campbell ?
46 Ashton Lewis Chevy ? Lewis Motorsports Charlie Lewis Fischer Engineering
47 Robert Pressley Ford Clorax Tad Geschickter Dan Deeringhoff Robert Yates Racing
49 Derrike Cope
Clint Vahsholtz
Ford Advil Liquid Gels
Western Hardhat
Jay Robinson Racing Ron Drake ?
59 Stacy Compton Ford Kingsford Charcol

KC Masterpiece
Hidden Valley
Johnson Sausage
Duck Head Footwear
Bush’s Baked Beans

Tad Geschickter Gary Cogswell Robert Yates Racing
60 Greg Biffle Ford Charter Communications Jack Roush Brad Parrott Roush
88 Jeff Fuller Chevy ? Joe Nemechek
Robert Overman
Johnny Vermillion Wegner
99 Micheal Waltrip Chevy Aarons Rent
Bostrom Seating
Best Western
Michael Waltrip Jerry Baxter DEI
04* Eric McClure Chevy ? Jerry McClure Robert Larkins Morgan-McClure Motorsports
07* Ken Schrader Chevy Federated Auto Parts Ken Schrader Racing ? ?
6* Tracy Hines
Mark McFarland
Paul Wolfe
Scott Lynch
Dodge Country Crock, Ragu, Hellman’s Tommy Baldwin Ron Otto Evernham
9* Mark Martin
Matt Kenseth
Ford Pennzoi
Cottman Transmissions
Jack Roush Tony Liberati Roush Racing
11* Paul Menard Chevy Menards
Turtle Wax
DEI Tony Gibson DEI
17* Matt Kenseth
Johnny Benson
Ford Bayer
Express Personnel Services
Roush Racing Charles Barraclough ?
18* J.J. Yeley Chevy Vigoro, Home Depot, MBNA Joe Gibbs Doug Hewitt Joe Gibbs Racing
26* Mark Green Chevy LoveFifi.com Keith Coleman Mike Byrd Wegner
29* Tony Stewart
Ricky Craven
Bobby Labonte
Kerry Earnhardt
Kevin Harvick
Chevy ESSR Richard Childress Gil Martin RCR
31* Todd Bodine Ford Whelen Engineering Marsh Racing Ted Marsh ?
32* Mike Garvey Chevy ? Competitive Edge Motorsports
Joe Auer
? ?
35* Wally Dallenbach Ford Mr. Clean Ed Rensi
Sam Rensi
Gary Weisbaum,
Charles Wright Yates
35* Kenny Hendrick Chevy ? Gary Keller Ted Kennedy ?
36* Steve Grissom
Travis Geisler
Chevy ? DCT Motorsports
John McGill
Carl Natale
Dreams Come True Motorsports
Ricky Pearson ?
41* Casey Mears
Jamie McMurray
Reed Sorenson
Dodge Discount Tites Chip Ganassi Brian Pattie Ernie Elliott
43* Aaron Fike Dodge ? Mike Curb
Cary Agajanian
? ?
44* Justin Labonte Dodge U.S. Coast Guard Labonte Racing Bryant Frazier Labonte Racing
51* Stan Boyd
Morgan Shepherd
Dodge ? Rick Ware Dan Kolanda ?
55* Robby Gordon
Brandon Miller
Chevy Fruit of the Loom Robby Gordon Bob Temple RCR
56* Jamie Mosley Chevy ? Mac Hill Motorsports
Jack McNelly
David Ifft Hutter Engines
58* Brett Sherman Dodge ? Akins Motorsports
Brad Akins
Doug Stringer
? Evernham
66* Jamie McMurray
Rusty Wallace
Dodge Duraflame

Nikon Binoculars, Emerson Climate Technologies, Jim Barna Log Homes

Rusty Wallace Blake Bainbridge Penske-Jasper
71* Kevin Lepage Chevy ? Randy MacDonald Robbie Wethington ?
72* Randy MacDonald Chevy ? Pat Macdonald Cliff Button ?
74* Tony Raines Chevy Outdoor Channel Bill Baumgardner
Mark Tudor ?
75* Jay Sauter Chevy ?
Food Country
Charles Henderson
Don Henderson
Jim Daly Hutter
77* Jimmy Kitchens
Donnie Neuenberger
Ford ?
Jenkins, Jenkins & Jenkins
Jim Reilly Jarvis Totherow ?
81* Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tony Stewart
Chevy Kraft Nabisco/Oreo
(Daytona Feb)

Taco Bell

(Daytona July)

Dale Earnhardt Jr
Teresa Earnhardt
Tony Gibson DEI
82* Randy LaJoie
Blake Feese
Chevy Janiking
Goulds Pumps
FitzBradshaw Racing
Armando Fitz
Terry Bradshaw
Eric Ralph ?
84* Brian Weber Chevy ? Diane Odomirok
Brian Weber
Mike Stuerer ?
87* Joe Nemechek
?David Reutimann
?Jerry Nadeau

Nortel Networks, Nokia, Precision Gear

Joe Nemechek Gary Putnam Wegner
91* Stanton Barrett
Shawna Robinson
Pontiac ? Stanton Barrett Terry Allen Wegner
92* Tony Stewart
Kevin Harvick
Chevy ? Kevin Harvick ? RCR
96* Caleb Holman
Shane Hall
Chevy ? Ortec Racing
Larry Brotherton
Tony Burgess ?
?* Christi Passmore ? ? ? Bob Schacht ?
?* Jimmy Thiel Chevy CCIMNet powered by Catylist Whitney Racing
Dusty Whitney
? ?
03* Anthony Lazzaro Ford ? PPM Racing
Darrin Dykes
? ?
05* Brian Conz
Chevy ? CDC Racing
Butch Conz
Victor Diaz
Dave Leiner John LaCross
7* David Reutimann Chevy ? Ed Evans
Joe Nemechek
? Wegner
28* Kim Crosby Pontiac ? ? ? ?
30* Jamie McMurray Dodge ? Todd Braun ? Ernie Elliott
40* Brian Tyler Chevy
? Rich Woodland ? ?
41* Jerry Reary Chevy ? Jerry Reary ? ?
52* Derek Hayes Ford ? Jimmy Means
Moy Racing
Jimmy Means ?
62* Larry Hollenbeck Chevy ? ? ? ?
02* Lowell Bennett Chevy Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction Susannah Bennett ? ?
06* Cam Strader Chevy ? Cam Strader, Inc
Steve Strader
?Barry Owen ?
07* ? Chevy ? DLP Racing
Robert Drake
? Eddie Labretone
?09* ? ?Chevy ? Hispanic Racing Team
Rudy Rodriguez
?Richie Wauters ?
58* Chris Horn Chevy ? Horn Auto Racing ? Horn Racing Engines
65* Stuart Kirby Chevy ? Race Kentucky Motorsports ? ?
67* C.W. ‘Skip’ Smith Chevy Panasonic Mike Smith Steve Yeagle Hutter
68* Rich Markle Chevy Yahoo
? ? ?
84* Norm Benning Chevy ? ? ? ?
88* Wally Dallenbach
One Race Deal
Pontiac Mr. Clean AutoDry
(Daytona only)
Joe Nemechek ? Wegner
90* Eddie Beahr
Dodge ? Beahr Racing Enterprises
Wayne Beahr
Ty Madden
Johnny Blake Mike Ege
93* Bill Hoff Chevy
93.3 WMMR Jeff Shutt ? ?
94* ? Chevy Raceape.com


Fred Bickford ? ?T&L Motors
95* David Keith Ford ? Sadler Bros ? Ernie Elliott
?13* ? ?Chevy ? ?Black Cat Racing
Rhea Fain
? ?
13* Carl Long Dodge Wesco Electrical Creech Motorsports ? ?
15* ? Ford ? ppc Racing ? ?
22* Billy Morris Pontiac ? ? ? ?
22 ?suspended operations Chevy ? Danny Bost George Church Fischer
?22* Drew White Chevy
? Drew White
White Knight
George White Fischer
26 Chad Blount Dodge ? Jessel Motorsports Tim Weiss
Robbie Allison
28* Brad Baker Dodge ? ? ? ?
32* ? Chevy ? Bill Amick
Team Amick Motorsports
? Amick
?34* ?Mike McLaughlin ?Chevy ? ?Frank Cicci
Jim Kelly
?Blake Bainbridge ?
?48 ? Chevy ? ?George deBidart
Innovative Motorsports
?Gere Kennon ?Wegner
53* Brad Teague ?Dodge ? Jarvis Motorsports
Tennessee Mountain Boys
? ?
61* Toby Porter Pontiac ? Dale Francis Engineering Racing ? Dale Francis Engineering
67* Josh Richeson Ford ? ? ? ?Yates
70* Morgan Shepherd Chevy Eagle Jet International Johnny Davis ? ?
70* Jason White Chevy ? KAR Racing
Ken Alexander
Jeff Lemon Gasoline Alley
71* Ron Young Chevy ? RB1 Motorsports Ricky Pearson Wegner
?71* ?Kevin Lepage ?Ford ? ?Matrix Motorosports
Kevin Lepage
Steve Plattenberger
?Richard Lasater ?Cosworth
72* A.J. Alsup Chevy ? Bill Alsup Nipper Alsup Gasoline Alley
79* Joe Aramendia Chevy ? John Aramendia ? ?
81* Dwayne Leik Chevy ? Marcis Racing ? ?
83* Joe Buford Ford Town and Country Long Brothers Racing
Charlie Long
Robert Long
Charlie Long ?
84* Dion Ciccarelli Ford ? Marty Glidden Greg Deese ?
85* Robby Benton Chevy ? Lackey Motorsports
David Lackey
? ?
86* Jeff Fultz Ford United Plastics Group (Daytona)

C&C Boiler

JCR3 Racing Jon Craig Kippley
92* ? Chevy ? Herzog Jackson
? Fischer
97* ? Chevy ? Tuttle Motorsports
Dexter Tuttle
? ?Bill Davis Racing
98* Mark Green Ford Deka Batteries Akins Motorsports ? Pro Motors


Born on Date: November 14, 2002