The 2019 rookie class will be a bit bigger than last season's group. However, the level of talent is still considerable when we examine their racing resumes. We have some very seasoned, young Xfinity Series drivers who will be making the transition this season, and they're not entirely unfamiliar with Monster Energy Cup Series cars. In addition to our full-time rookies we have some young drivers that will be making some part-time forays into the world of Monster Energy Cup Series racing from the lower divisions of the sport. The transition from the Xfinity Series or Gander Outdoors Truck Series to the top division of NASCAR is always a big adjustment for young drivers. However, as last season showed, drivers like William Byron and Darrell Wallace Jr. will have their highlights to go along with their struggles. We'll take a look at the ROTY candidates and some of the young, up-and-coming drivers who will make part-time starts in the Monster Energy Cup Series this season, and give you some in-depth analysis on which rookie drivers are the ones to watch closely this season.
Owner: Richard Childress Racing
|SERIES||RACES||WINS||POLES||TOP 5||TOP 10|
|K&N Pro East ||3||0||1||1||3|
|Gander Outdoors Truck ||50||0||0||15||30|
|Monster Energy Cup ||2||0||0||0||0|
The 28-year-old driver has spent the last three seasons sharpening his skills in