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NASCAR Rookie Report: Kyle Larson the obvious ROY titlist

David Smith ranks the eight-driver 2014 Rookie of the Year crop
David Smith ranks the eight-driver NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2014 Rookie of the Year crop

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Ranking the six remaining Cup Series ROY candidates

David Smith analyzes the rookie crop following a harrowing weekend in Talladega
David Smith ranks the six-driver field in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' rookie of the year race.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Ranking the rooks with 28 races in the books

David Smith analyzes the seven-driver Rookie of the Year class
David Smith ranks the seven driver in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year field.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Did Cup newbies making a "passing" grade in season's third quarter?

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith analyzes the third quarter passing splits of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies from the 2014 season.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David analyzes the third quarter passing splits of rookies from the 2014 season.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Considering the "Yeah but" factor for each Cup rookie

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith analyzes the seven-driver Rookie of the Year field in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Kyle Larson is inconsistent — and it doesn't matter

Larson's inconsistency in line with other NASCAR greats' rookie campaigns
David Smith analyzes Kyle Larson's NASCAR Sprint Cup season and finds that his inconsistency is in line with other rookies greats such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David analyzes a top rookie’s consistency and asks whether it matters.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Ranking the driving chops of the rookie class

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith ranks the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie crop.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Ranking the rooks as the dog days dissolve

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith ranks the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie crop.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David attempts to isolate each rookie from his team and equipment and properly rank the driving chops of each member of this year’s rookie class.

 

 

Exclusive Q&A with NASCAR Rookie Cole Whitt

NASCAR Rookie Report: Whitt talks improvement, picking battles and driver development
Exclusive Q&A with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year contender Cole Whitt.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers, and more.

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: The "Second Visit" Fallacy

Analyzing the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith analyzes the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie crop.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David challenges the theory that all rookies get better in a second visit to a racetrack.

 

 

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