The scoring system to determine the Rookie of the Year varies from NASCAR’s point system for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. The following is a breakdown of the Rookie of the Year scoring system:
• Attempting to qualify for a race earns an official rookie candidate one bonus point. Entry points accrue through all 22 races.
• A 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point system is used for scoring finishing positions by the rookies. The highest finishing official rookie candidate in each race earns 10 points, the second highest nine points, etc.
• Bonus points are awarded for a finish in the top 10. An official rookie candidate who wins the race is awarded 10 points, second nine points and so on with a 10th-place finish earning one point.
• The maximum number of points that can be won at an event is 21.
• The candidate’s highest-scoring 14 finishes will be counted in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie race.
• Following the final race of the season, the highest-ranking official rookie candidate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship receives 10 bonus points. The second-highest candidate earns nine points, third receives eight points, etc.
• During the final weekend of the season, a Rookie of the Year Panel meets and rewards favorable conduct in the following categories: Conduct with NASCAR officials in the garage and pit areas; conduct and awareness on track; personal appearance and relationship with the media. The panel rates each candidate with scoring ranging from a maximum of 10 points to a minimum of one point. Total points will be averaged from each panel member’s ballot. The points derived from the panel will be added to entry, competition and bonus points after the final race of the season to determine the overall Rookie of the Year winner.
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