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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: How glaring weaknesses can be remedied

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Rookie of the Year contenders

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: Are Cup newbies making a "passing" grade?

Analyzing the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
David Smith analyzes the first- and second-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 first- and second-quarter passing splits of rookies from the 2014 season.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: When horsepower matters most

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the Sprint Cup Series' Rookie of the Year contenders

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: How do they stack up against their predecessors?

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the Sprint Cup Series' Rookie of the Year contenders

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: "Jumping" the Competition in the 600

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies 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.


600 miles of racing at Charlotte might be a NASCAR tradition. It’s also utter ridiculousness.

NASCAR Rookie Report: Tackling their first All-Star Race weekend

Keeping tabs on the seven-driver Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the year crop
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year class prepares to tackle the All-Star Race weekend.

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 discusses the rookies in the news as they enter their first All-Star Race weekend.

NASCAR Rookie Report: And then there were seven

Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the seven-driver crop of rookies 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 at Richmond: Sprint Cup Series returns to scene of 2013 drama

Geoffrey Miller's five things to watch at Richmond International Raceway
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a return to 2013 "scene of the crime," winless drivers Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne, the downfall of Swan Racing and the return of The King highlight Saturday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a return to 2013 "scene of the crime," winless drivers Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne, the downfall of Swan Racing and the return of The King highlight Saturday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

 

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: Strengths and weaknesses of the 2014 class

Ranking the eight-driver crop of rookies in the Sprint Cup Series
Ranking the eight-driver crop of rookies 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.

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