* Brendan Gaughan was the RaybestosÂ® Rookie of the race in the New England 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Gaughan finished fifth, his third top-five of the 2002 season. He has now been highest finishing RaybestosÂ® Rookie in...
* Brendan Gaughan was the Raybestos® Rookie of the race in the New England 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Gaughan finished fifth, his third top-five of the 2002 season. He has now been highest finishing Raybestos® Rookie in eight of the 12 Craftsman Truck Series races this season and in six of the past seven races. Gaughan is also the only member of this year's class to score a top-five finish this season and was the only first-year driver to finish on the lead lap at New Hampshire.
* Four Raybestos® Rookies qualified for the New Hampshire event and three were running at the finish of the race: Gaughan, Bill Lester (14th), and Dana White (24th). Jason Small was sidelined by an accident just 37 laps into the event and was credited with a 32nd place finish.
* No Raybestos® Rookie led a lap at New Hampshire International Speedway, the third consecutive race where no first-year driver has led at least one lap.
* Gaughan is the only Raybestos® Rookie to lead in the Craftsman Truck Series this season. He has led three times in two races for 94.00 miles entering Saturday's Michigan 200 at Michigan International Speedway.
* Gaughan stretched his lead to 44 points (163-119) over Lester in the Raybestos® Rookie standings entering Saturday's race at Michigan.
* Gaughan was the highest qualifying Raybestos® Rookie at New Hampshire. He claimed the fourth starting position in time trials, his best start of the 2002 season. Gaughan has been top qualifying rookie in four of the 12 Craftsman Truck Series races this season.
* Gaughan's win in the O'Reilly 400K at Texas Motor Speedway marks the third consecutive season where a Raybestos® Rookie of the Year Contender has won at least one race.
<pre> RAYBESTOS® ROOKIE CONTENDER POINT STANDINGS
DRIVER POINTS Brendan Gaughan 163 Bill Lester 119 Jason Small 110 Trent Owens 61 Rodney Sawyers 56 Dana White 37 Randy Briggs 33 Loni Richardson 24 Aaron Daniel 19
HIGHEST FINISHING RAYBESTOS® ROOKIES BY RACE
EVENT HIGHEST FINISHING ROOKIE Florida Dodge Dealers 250 Jason Small, ninth Craftsman Anniversary 200 Trent Owens, 15th Advance Auto Parts 250 Brendan Gaughan, ninth Ram Tough 200 Brendan Gaughan, 11th Rocky Mountain 200 Trent Owens, 14th MBNA 200 Brendan Gaughan, 11th O'Reilly 400K Brendan Gaughan, first O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 Brendan Gaughan, 13th GNC Live Well 200 Brendan Gaughan, fourth O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 Randy Briggs, 23rd Kroger 225 Brendan Gaughan, 11th New England 200 Brendan Gaughan, fifth