NASCAR & Auto Racing

Montoya, Ragan close in rookie race

Juan Pablo Montoya got his first Nextel Cup victory in June and he's leading the standings for rookie of the year. Does he have the award locked up? Montoya has 219 points in the rookie of the year standings, but David Ragan has 206. If you compare their seasons, it's not all that lopsided.

Wins 1 0
Top fives 3 2
Top 10s 4 2
Laps led 7 1
Points position 20 21
Average finish 23.2 23.3
Did not finish 3 2
Lead-lap finishes 11 14