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Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award

***Note: All points procedures and totals are subject to change prior to the start of the 2017 season.

The Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the top-finishing rookie in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings. Winner also receives a $50,000 bonus.

The Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award is based on points for the Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship earned at each event.

Race Finish Points
Position Pts Position Pts Position Pts
1 50 12 18 23 7
2 40 13 17 24 6
3 35 14 16 25 5
4 32 15 15 26 5
5 30 16 14 27 5
6 28 17 13 28 5
7 26 18 12 29 5
8 24 19 11 30 5
9 22 20 10 31 5
10 20 21 9 32 5
11 19 22 8 33 5
Pole Award: 1 point
Leading At Least One Lap: 1 point
Most Laps Led: 2 points

Rookie Of The Year (1979-2016)

2016 – Alexander Rossi (INDYCAR)
2015 – Gabby Chaves (INDYCAR)
2014 – Carlos Munoz (INDYCAR)
2013 – Tristan Vautier (INDYCAR)
2012 – Simon Pagenaud (INDYCAR)
2011 – James Hinchcliffe (INDYCAR)
2010 – Alex Lloyd (IRL)
2009 – Raphael Matos (IRL)
2008 – Hideki Mutoh (IRL)
2007 – Ryan Hunter-Reay (IRL), Robert Doornbos (CC)
2006 – Marco Andretti (IRL), Will Power (CC)
2005 – Danica Patrick (IRL), Timo Glock (CC)
2004 – Kosuke Matsuura (IRL), AJ Allmendinger (CC)
2003 – Dan Wheldon (IRL), Sebastien Bourdais (CART)
2002 – Laurent Redon (IRL), Mario Dominguez (CART)
2001 – Felipe Giaffone (IRL), Scott Dixon (CART)
2000 – Airton Dare (IRL), Kenny Brack (CART)
1999 – Scott Harrington (IRL), Juan Montoya (CART)
1998 – Robby Unser (IRL), Tony Kanaan (CART)
1997 – Jim Guthrie (IRL), Patrick Carpentier (CART)
1996 – Alex Zanardi (CART)
1995 – Gil de Ferran (CART)
1994 – Jacques Villeneuve (CART)
1993 – Nigel Mansell (CART)
1992 – Stefan Johansson (CART)
1991 – Jeff Andretti (CART)
1990 – Eddie Cheever Jr. (CART)
1989 – Bernard Jourdain (CART)
1988 – John Jones (CART)
1987 – Fabrizio Barbazza (CART)
1986 – Dominic Dobson (CART)
1985 – Arie Luyendyk (CART)
1984 – Roberto Guerrero (CART)
1983 – Teo Fabi (CART)
1982 – Bobby Rahal (CART)
1981 – Bob Lazier (CART)
1980 – Dennis Firestone (CART)
1979 – Bill Alsup (CART)