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UPDATED: 11-20-2010

2010 Rookie of the Year Candidates

#1-James Buescher*
#6 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
#11 – Brian Scott
#16 – Colin Braun*
#42 – Parker Kligerman*
*Not running full season


RED = New for 2010
* next to car number means a part time/limited schedule
? – Unknown
? name or sponsor – rumored/unknown


01 Mike Wallace Chevy Monster Diesel
Choctaw Casino Resort
One Hour Heating and Cooling
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
G&K Services
Gerber Collision
Bandana’s BBQ
Indiana Live! Casino
Smoky Mountain Cheese, LLC
Suncore Industries
Davis Motorsports Patrick Magee Ben Barnes

05 Jeff Green
Willie Allen
Victor Gonzalez Jr.
David Starr
Blake Koch
Chevy 31-W Insulation
Goodall Homes
Cash America
Wayne Day Newt Moore Mike Vaden

09 Scott Riggs
Jason Bowles
Chad McCumbee
Patrick Sheltra
Hermie Sadler
Sean Caisse
Robb Brent
Boris Said
Landon Cassill
Kevin Hamlin
John Wes Townley
Kelly Bires
Brian Scott
GPS Store
TNA Wrestling
RAB Racing ? Roush-Yates

6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr
Brian Ickler
Billy Johnson
Ford CitiFinancial
Blackwell Angus beef
Roush Feneway Racing Rick Viers Roush-Yates

7 (was #5) Danica Patrick
Steve Arpin
J.R. Fitzpatrick
Josh Wise

Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Scott Wimmer
Landon Cassill
Lifetime “Army Wives”
Schick Canada
WOW! Foods
JR Motorsports Tony Eury, Jr.
Jim Long

10 Jason Leffler
David Reutimann
Chad Blount
Mikey Kile
Casey Mears
Kelly Bires
Tayler Malsam
Derrick Griffin
Josh Wise
Ricky Carmichael
Scott Wimmer
Toyota ABF
Iron Horse Jeans
Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE)
Braun Racing
Steve Turner
Todd Lohse
Stewart Cooper
Arrington Engines

11 Brian Scott
Jame Buescher
David Reutimann
Brad Sweet
Toyota AccuDoc Solutions
Braun Racing Jeff Stankiewicz Arrington Engines

12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Penske Racing Chad Walter Penske-Jasper

15 Michael Annett Toyota HYPE Energy Drink
Pilot Travel Centers
Germain Racing Ryan Fugle Triad Racing Technologies
No officially announced plans. Hype will be on the car at Chicago and Montreal. Valvoline was the sponsor at Atlanta (Sept) and Charlotte (Oct.)..

16 Colin Braun
Matt Kenseth
Brian Ickler
Erik Darnell
Trevor Bayne
Ford Con-Way Freight
World Financial Group

Roush Fenway Racing Rick Viers Roush-Yates

18 Kyle Busch
Brad Coleman
Toyota Interstate Batteries
NOS Energy Drink
Safeway Driving Centers
Shore Lodge
Joe Gibbs Jason Ratcliff Joe Gibbs Racing

20 Joey Logano
Denny Hamlin
Matt DiBenedetto
Toyota GameStop
Interstate Batteries
Pizza Ranch
Food Lion
Muscle Milk
Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd Joe Gibbs Racing

21 John Wes Townley
Clint Bowyer
Scott Riggs
Tim George Jr.
Austin Dillon
Morgan Shepherd
Chevy Zaxby’s
Bass Pro Shops
Richard Childress Gere Kennon
Danny Stockman

22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire
Ruby Tuesday
Penske Racing Paul Wolfe Penske-Jasper

23 Robert Richardson
Coleman Pressley
Johnny Sauter
Alex Kennedy
Marc Davis
Peyton Sellers
Chevy Jasper Engines and Transmissions
R3 Motorsports Steve Plattenberger High Energy Engines

24 Eric McClure
DJ Kennington
Ford Hefty Team Rensi Motorsports Chris Wright Ernie Elliott?

26 Brian Keselowski
Parker Kligerman
Sam Hornish
Dodge ? Bob Keselowski Todd Gault Ernie Elliott

27 Greg Biffle
Johnny Sauter
Scott Wimmer
Owen Kelly
Justin Lofton
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Kelly Bires
Drew Herring
Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Josh Wise
Andrew Ranger
Danny O’Quinn
Brad Baker
Hermie Sadler
Alex Kennedy
Chase Mattioli
Red Man Moist Snuff
G2 Gemini Custom Apparel
Heil Trailers
Sacred Power
Baker-Curb Racing John Reese Ernie Elliott

28 Kenny Wallace Chevy Federated Auto Parts
Blue Ox
Hot Rod Grills
Sol Azul Tequila
Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund
Anderson’s Maple Syrup
Turkey Bubba Burgers
Tom Gill Chevrolet
Cookies Sauces & Seasonings
Bully Hill Vineyards
Kengor Metals
Illinois Corn Marketing Board
Jay Robinson Racing Jay Robinson Jay Robinson Racing

32 Brian Vickers
Reed Sorenson
Jacques Villeneuve
Toyota Dollar General Braun Racing Trent Owens Arrington Engines

33 Kevin Harvick
Ron Hornaday
Mike Bliss
Max Papis
Chevy Jimmy Johns
Rheem Tankless Water Heaters
Armour Foods
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Mad Crocs Energy Brands
Kevin Harvick Ernie Cope Earnhardt-Childress

34 Tony RainesCharles Lewandoski Chevy Long John Silver’s Front Row Motorsports / Tri Star Motorsports Dave Fuge Pro Motors

35 Jason Keller
Tony Ave
Antonio Perez
Tony Raines
TriStar Motorsports Bryan Berry TriStar

38 Jason Leffler
Kasey Kahne
Toyota Great Clips Braun Racing Eddie Pardue Arrington Engines

40 Mike Bliss
Jeff Green
Chevy Westerman Companies
Southern Pride Woodburning BBQ Pits & Smokers
Sheboygan Chevy
Jansen Chevy
Key Motorsports Gary Showalter Earnhardt Childress & Keith Thorton
Team is seaching for sponsorship but plans a full season. Westerman will sponsor 8 races – Richmond, Kentucky, Daytona, O’Reilly Raceway Park, Bristol, Dover, Charlotte, and Homestead. Southern Pride Woodburning BBQ Pits & Smokers was the sponsor at Bristol (Mar). Green drove at Talladega, Nashville (Jun), and Kentucky. Sheboygan Chevy was the sponsor at Road America. Jansen Chevy was the sponsor at Gateway. Green drove at Talladega, Nashville Kentucky, and Gateway (Oct).

60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal
Jack Roush Mike Beam Roush-Yates

62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota South Point Hotel and Spa
Lone Star Title Loans
Ab Circle Pro
Snap On
Aspen Dental
Alliance Parts
Rusty Wallace Racing Jason Overstreet Triad Racing Development

66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy Rusty Wallace Racing Scott McDougall Triad Racing Development

70 Shelby Howard
Mark Green
Chevy Foretravel Motorcoach
Webster Radiator
International Trucks
ML Motorsports Chris Rice Earnhardt Childress

81 Michael McDowell Dodge D.H. Griffin Companies
Monte Carlo Las Vegas
Drive Reply
MacDonald Motorsports Patrick Donohue Ernie Elliott

87 Joe Nemechek
Jarit Johnson
Antonio Perez
Paul Harraka
Chevy/Toyota ?
Computer Works
NEMCO Mike Boeschinger ?

88 Kelly Bires
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Ron Fellows
Jamie McMurray
Greg Sacks
Coleman Pressley
Elliott Sadler
Josh Wise
Aric Almirola
Chevy Hellmans
Hendrick Cars
Suave Men
Grand Touring Vodka
AER Manufacturing
Realtree Outfitters
JR Motorsports Tony Eury, Sr. Hendrick

89 Morgan Shepherd
Johnny Chapman
Brett Rowe
Chevy Racing With Jesus
Deal Taker
Faith Motorsports Lee Bishop Automotive Specialists

98 Paul Menard Ford Menards Roush Fenway Racing Matt Puccia Roush Yates

99 Trevor Bayne
Ryan Truex
Martin Truex, Jr.
Toyota Aarons
OUT! Pet Care
Michael Waltrip
Gary Bechtel
Jerry Baxter Triad Racing Technologies


0* Chris Eggleston?
Jeremy Clements
Chrissy Wallace
Brad Teague
Chevy ?
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
Davis Motorsports Richard Harriman Ben Barnes

00 Ryan Truex
Patrick Carpentier
Martin Truex
Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Diamond Waltrip Racing Mike Greci? Triad Racing Technologies?

02* Danny Efland
Andy Ponstein
drank Extreme Relaxation
Corrie Stott Corrie Stott Jeff Collins

02* Darryl Harr Chevy World West Computers Carl Harr / WestWorld Motorsports Donald Richeson Automotive Specialists

04* Brad Teague
Jeremy Clements
Tim Schendel
Kevin Lepage
Chevy ? Gene Vess / Davis Motorsports Randy Hood Ben Barnes

07* Danny Elfland Chevy Shred 360
C3i Sports
M&W Motorsports Micah Horton ?

1* James Buescher
Ryan Newman
Chevy ?
El Monterey
James Finch/Phoenix Racing Nick Harrison Hendrick

3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevy Wrangler Jeans Richard Childres Racing Tony Eury, Jr. Earnhardt-Childress

4* Tony Stewart Oreo/Ritz Chevy Kevin Harvick Inc. ? Hendrick

13* Jennifer Jo Cobb
Steve Grissom
Ford Mark One Electric Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall ?

17* Trevor Bayne Ford Kraft Roush Fenway Racing Chad Norris Roush-Yates

25* Kelly Bires Ford Raybestos Team Rensi Motorsports Travis Young Ernie Elliott

25* Peyton Sellers Chevy Skills USA Sellers Racing Marcus Richmond Earnhardt-Childress

30 James Buescher Chevy Wolfpack Energy Services Turner Motorsports Michael Shelton Arrington Engines

31* Stanton Barrett
Donnie Neuenberger
JC Stout
Chevy Fuel Doctor Rick Ware Racing Paul Andrews Harold Eatmon

36* Kevin Hamlin
Johnny Sauter
Jeff Green
Chevy Long John Silvers TriStar Motorsports ? Pro Motors

39* Jason Bowles
Danny O’Quinn
Charles Lewandoski
Sean Caisse
Alan Tardiff
Ford ?
Go Green Racing ? ?

41* Chrissy Wallace
D.J. Kennington
Tim Andrews
Donnie Neuenberger
Kenny Hendrick
Chevy Fuel Doctor Rick Ware Racing Rick Markle Harold Eatmon

42* Parker Kligerman
David Gilliland
Brandon McReynolds
Dodge Get More Vacations Smith/Penske Racing Chris Carrier Ernie Elliott

43* Scott Lagasse, Jr.
Kevin O’Connell
Brad Baker
Johnny Chapman
Chase Austin
Drew Herring
Justin Marks
Kevin Hamlin
Josh Wise
Taleo Grill
Forgotten Harvest/Walgreens Million Meal Challenge
Future Electronics
Baker-Curb Racing Scott Lagasee Sr. Ernie Elliott

46* ? Chevy ? Key Motorsports ? Earnhardt Childress & Keith Thorton

47* Marcos Ambrose Toyota Zippo
Quick Fill
JTG Daugherty Racing ? Triad Racing Development

48* Johnny Sauter Chevy GetMoreVacations Blanton Motorsports Marc Browning ?

49* Mark Green
David Green
Chevy Numblets
Blue Ox
Sons of the Anarchy
Jay Robinson Mark Fordham Jay Robinson Racing

51* Stephen McCurley Chevy ? Michael McCurley Michale McCurley ?

52* Donnie Neuenberger
Brad Teague
Chris Lawson
Tim Schendel
Joey Scarallo
Kevin Lepage
Jimmy Means Zach Bruenger Means Motorsports

56* Kevin Lepage
Joey Scarallo
Chevy Revolucion Worldwide Mac Hill Motorsports Todd Myers Fisher

58* Chase Austin Chevy Cavi Clothing/Macy’s Xxxtreme Motorsports
John Cohen
Bruce Schlicker ?

59* Kyle Kelley Chevy Bob Kelley ? ?

61 Josh Wise
Chase Miller
J.J. Yeley
Pierre Bourque

Matt Carter
Ford ? Specialty Racing Doug Taylor Roush-Yates

68* Carl Long Chevy ?
Millennium Fuel Energy Drink
Fleur-de-lis Motorsports Morris Van Vleet Automotive Specialists

73* Derrike Cope
Johnny Chapman
Dodge Asset Protection / Strut Master Pro
Stratus Racing Group, Inc. Rick Markle ?

75* Bobby Gerhart Chevy Lucas Oil Bob Schacht Bob Schacht ?

75* Brett Rowe ?
Herd Racing Chad Beahr ?

75* Ryan Hackett Ford J and R Supply Ryan Hackett ? ?

79* Tim Andrews Ford ? Rick Russell Paul Andrews ?

82* Matt Carter
Chase Miller
Dodge ?  MacDonald Motorsports ? Ernie Elliott

83* Johnny Borneman III Dodge ? Debra Borneman Kevin Cram PME

84 Cole Whitt Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Randy Cox Triad Racing Technologies?

90 Danny O’Quinn
Chase Miller
Patrick Long
Chevy ? D’Hondt Humphrey Motorsports, LLC Robert Huffman Triad Racing Technologies?

91 Stephen Leicht
David Gilliland
Chevy ? D’Hondt Humphrey Motorsports, LLC Michael Allen Triad Racing Technologies?

92 Johnny Chapman
Brian Keselowski
Andy Ponstein
Dodge ? Brian Keselowski Bob Keselowski Ernie Elliott

94 Carl Long Dodge Apostle Sports Fed Bickford George Church ?

96 Dennis Setzer Dodge ? Kay Keselowski Bob Keselowski Ernie Elliott

97* Jeff Fuller
Joe Nemechek
Chevy ? NEMCO Steven Gray ?

98* Alex Garcia Chevy ? Transnet Racing ? ?

? Michael Ritch ? ? Smith Performance Racing ? ?

? ? ? Bios Life Energy Drink Deese Racing ? ?

71 Justin Lofton Toyota Red Horse Racing Mark Rette? Triad Racing Technologies?

07 ? Toyota ? SK Motorsports Roger Johnson TRD

8* Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevy ? Earnhardt Ganassi Racing ? Earnhardt-Ganassi

19* J.C. Stout Chevy ? Stellar-Quest Don Roberts ?

50* Jeremy Clements Chevy ? Troy Clements ? ?

72* Benny Gordon Ford Verischetti & Sons
Samuel & Sons Metals
Frank Varischetti Dan Glauz Roush-Yates

84* Mike Harmon Chevy ? Mike Harmon Racing George Bartlett Collins Engine Development

11 ? Toyota ? CJM Racing ? Triad Racing Technologies

29 Jeff Burton
Clint Bowyer
Chevy ? Richard Childress Dan Deeringhoff Earnhardt-Childress

Drivers looking for a 2010 ride:
Blake Bjorklund
Chad Blount
Landon Cassill
Bryan Clauson
Brad Coleman
Kertus Davis
Marc Davis
Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
Kevin Hamlin
Ryan Hemphill
Todd Kluever
Kyle Krisloff
Justin Labonte
Stephen Leicht
Kevin Lepage
Brandon Miller
Chase Miller
Burt Myers
Danny O’Quinn
Auggie Vidovich
Chris Wimmer
Scott Wimmer
Ron Young


Born on Date: July 29, 2009