Who will be the 2020 Rookie of the Year?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Joker, Dec 18, 2019.


Who is ROY?

This poll will close on Feb 26, 2020 at 1:27 PM.
  1. Tyler Reddick

    4 vote(s)
  2. Christopher Bell

    9 vote(s)
  3. Cole Custer

    21 vote(s)
  4. John Hunter Nemechek

    0 vote(s)
  5. Brennan Poole

    2 vote(s)
  1. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    See title.
  2. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    This sounds like it could be some fodder for BOLD predictions
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  3. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I didn't include Quinn Houff for a reason :p
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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Custer or Bell probably have a hardware advantage. Bell's with a satellite and Custer's with a mother-ship, so Custer.

    Although personally I want JHN.
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  5. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Poole shocks the world wins 8 races and the cup
  6. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Reddick seems like he will surprise us
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  7. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    My favorite choice is Bell, but given the team assignments I will go with Custer.
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I'm going to go with Custer and I think it will be close between him and Reddick. If the Toyota's pony up a decent car Bell will be able to run with them. That remains to be seen.
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  9. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Or it could run the same as Suarez did, and Bell and the new Gibbs alliance with the 95 could elevate that team.
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  10. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I have to say Cole Custer. He's in a far superior car.
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  11. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger Go Kyle Go

    I'm going with Bell
  12. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    If only Poole managed to pull a Justin Haley type race, gets into the top 30 while the rest miss the playoffs.

    Now that is a bold prediction.
  13. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    8 car had good speed in it, I'll venture a guess that Reddick finds a way to utilize it during the race.
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  14. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I'm surprised how underrated he seems. Hemric put that car up there during qualifying but just couldn't get long run speed. Reddick has far more talent.
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  15. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Yes, I think Reddick figures it out on race-pace for them, not just qualifying up front to fall back to mid-20's.
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  16. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Honestly, unless Gibbs goes out on a limb to help LFR, I think Reddick has a better car than Bell.
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  17. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    That's the biggest question mark to me, if Gibbs turns to the 95 into essentially their 5th car "via support", then Bell is going to be tough to beat.
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  18. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    That's what it sounds like to me that car will basically be a full-fledged Gibbs car so I think people have been saying that Custer will have an equipment Advantage but I really think that Bell will have the best equipment unless something changes from last year
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  19. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    i was just going to say bell because he is my guy,but after reading all this its going to be a great race for it.i guess to next pole will be who will win first
  20. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I am pretty sure Bell will be driving a JGR car.
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  21. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Why do you say that? Bell hasn't run a cup race yet and when he does many of the back markers will race him real hard. Besides with all that JGR gave him in Xfinity he didn't win a championship. If his car is perfect he wins, if not he crashes out.
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  22. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I believe Reddick is the most talented of the bunch, but I'm not sure his equipment is as good as the 41 or 95.
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  23. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    I'm going to agree here....I really don't know how Bell will do, but the hype is big.
  24. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I really like Reddick and how he did in the 2 but Richard's Cup cars have been pretty awful, maybe that top 10 in the 31 was no fluke.
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  25. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Maybe the family driver doesn't give good feed back? I think Reddick will challenge his CC to be better OR maybe the CC can be more daring with a better driver. :rolleyes:
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  26. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    Cole Custer has the advantage already.

    We will see just how much more resources are spilled into that 95 coupled with Bell's apparent talent.

    I am expecting Tyler Reddick to elevate the 8 team. It may take some time for them to gel, but I think we'll be looking back on some memorable performances come 2020's conclusion.
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  27. CodeMan125

    CodeMan125 Road Course Specialist

    I'm going with Cole Custer
  28. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Only worry with Bell is distance. These sprint car guys go all out, but racing 400/500 laps-miles is a different animal
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  29. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    Or the fact that he's never raced (or possibly even drove?) a cup car might be a little bit of a disadvantage.
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  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    And Reddick has back to back Xfinity championships coming to cup. All three of these guys have excellent pedigrees. Reddick and Custer go to teams that need to win. Bell is not going to get the same effort behind him IMO because he's on an underfunded affiliate team AND the need to win from the mothership 4 isn't as important. They had to advance Bell to cup, they held him back a year already.
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  31. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Eh I don’t see that being as detrimental. For me the biggest thing is the aggressiveness of the big series, those guys will absolutely push you around on Sundays. While Xfinity and Trucks has some drivers doing dumb ****, the fight for positioning is nuts at the cup level
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  32. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    I think its gonna be Custer.
  33. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Tyler Reddick
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  34. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    He's a driver, but the 8's speed is erratic from race to race so I don't think he'll make a season of it. Like Charlie S said, Custer will have the car.
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  35. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    I'm banking on them improving with Reddick's experience/talent. Honestly, want all of them do well, just want to see a really good ROY battle.
  36. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Custer more than likely with Reddick and Bell behind.
  37. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I think the speed is there just not the set up the driver can handle.
  38. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I think Custer did the most with little at Homestead. He also was clearly out driving those guys on the short run. Every single run.

    I think Custer is the guy

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