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Rookies ready to race in

Updated: February 11, 2003, 6:53 PM ET
By Jonathan Baum | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rookies Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson took the NASCAR world by storm last season. And while Newman ultimately won the Rookie of the Year award, it was Johnson who initially turned heads by winning the pole at Daytona in his first-ever Winston Cup race at the track.

Johnson would finish 15th while Newman was a strong seventh in the race. And both proved that rookies could not only make waves throughout the Winston Cup season, but could also make an immediate impact ...

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