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Bill Elliott
NASCAR's top rookies flashed plenty of promise in 2014

One rookie won a championship. Another went toe-to-toe with some of NASCAR's biggest stars. And a third finished among the top 10 in points. The 2014 rookie award winners in NASCAR's national series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck weren't short on memorable moments this season. On the Cup side, Kyle Larson got heads turning early in the year by finishing second to Kyle Busch in Fontana, Calif. While his season had ups-and-downs typical of rookies, Larson, 22, came close to qualifying for the Chase and finished second three times. "We were really competitive all season long and came really, really close to winning a couple of them," said Larson, who drives the...