NASCAR Rookie of the Year

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2010 NASCAR Rookie class from left to right Kevin Conway, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Austin Dillon, Justin Lofton, Terry Cook, Colin Braun, and Brian Scott. The ones absent are Jennifer Jo Cobb, Brett Butler, and James Buescher.

The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. Each of NASCAR's national and regional touring series selects a RotY winner each year.

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History of the Award: Grand National/Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup

The Rookie of the Year award for NASCAR's premier series was first presented to a driver named Blackie Pitt by Houston Lawing, NASCAR'S Public Relations director, in 1954. While it wasn't an official award, it would help set the standard for the top rookie prize.

From the 1958 through the 1973 seasons, NASCAR did not have an official points system to determine the Rookie of the Year. NASCAR's officials merely gathered together to select a winner. Naturally, this policy came under controversy, as officials didn't consider former champions from rival racing series. This system came to an end in 1973 after Lennie Pond was controversially chosen over Darrell Waltrip for the honor, even though Pond scored more points, although he ran 23 compared to Waltrip's 19 races. Since 1974, the Rookie of the Year points system described below has been used, even if it meant the winner was not the highest finisher in championship points.

The award is currently sponsored by Sunoco. Drivers competing for the award must display the Sunoco contingency decal.

Rookie Points System

Main Rookie Points

Rookie of the year candidates earn points for their best seventeen (Sprint Cup), sixteen (Nationwide), or fourteen (Camping World Truck) races of the season. All other points are based on a ten-to-one system.

  1. The highest finishing rookie earns ten points, the second highest finishing rookie earns nine points, etc.
  2. One point is granted to all rookies who enter an event prior to the entry deadline, regardless of finishing position or even if they don't qualify. All rookies with teams that enter past the regular entry deadline ("post entry") do not receive this point.

Rookie Bonus Points

Bonus points are also awarded to drivers in the following circumstances:

  1. A rookie candidate finishes in the top ten in a race. If that candidate wins, he/she earns ten bonus rookie points. If that candidate finishes second, he/she earns nine bonus rookie points, etc.
  2. "Segment Bonus Points." The season is divided into three segments, the first segment being after the first ten races of the season, the second segment being after the second ten races of the season, and the third segment being the rest of the schedule. The candidate with the most championship points in each segment earns ten bonus rookie points, the candidate with the second-most championship points earns nine, etc. The system is different slightly in the Craftsman Truck Series because only has 22 races, compared to the other two series, are run in their season.
  3. The rookie driver who finishes highest in the championship standings at season's end will receive an additional ten bonus rookie points.

Panel

There is a five-member panel composed of the preceding year's Series Champion, officials, etc. that meet during the final week of the season. They evaluate that year's candidates on the following criteria:

  1. Conduct with officials
  2. Conduct and awareness on the racetrack
  3. Personal appearance and conduct with the media

The panel may penalize rookies for any conduct that may be detrimental to NASCAR.

Anyone involved with a rookie candidate (such as a teammate or car owner) may not serve on that year's panel and will be replaced by another person in that category. In case of the Series Champion, it is the preceding year's Series Champion. In 2002, 2000 champion Bobby Labonte served a second consecutive term on the Cup rookie panel as NASCAR disqualified 2001 champion Jeff Gordon from the position because of his equity ownership in Jimmie Johnson's #48 car.

Eligibility

Drivers must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to run for or receive the Rookie of the Year award.

  1. Must have run no more than five (prior to 2001) or seven (2001–present) races in any previous season.
  1. Drivers who compete in more than five races in a higher NASCAR-sanctioned series are not eligible for the award in a lower series, if they have not declared for the higher series.
  2. If a driver does not start eight races before the end of Race 20 on the schedule, they will immediately become ineligible to earn rookie points for the rest of that season and starting in 2011, remained declared for that series. Drivers may change series declaration in order to avoid this.
  3. A driver may not receive rookie points if he/she starts a race for a team that he/she did not qualify with. However, he/she is still eligible for championship points in that race.

There have been a few cases before the 2011 rule change where aspiring Sprint Cup drivers have sacrificed their future eligibility to be Rookie of the Year candidates by driving part-time schedules including more than seven Cup races. For example, in 2009, Brad Keselowski ended up running 15 races, including a win at Talladega. Two other famous drivers who did the same thing are Carl Edwards (13 Cup races in 2004), and Marcos Ambrose (11 races in 2008.)

On the other hand, 2007 Rookie of the Year winner Juan Pablo Montoya was eligible even though he had previously been the 1999 Rookie of the Year in the CART series (which at the time was the top level of open wheel racing.)

The 2009 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year was Johnny Sauter, who ironically was a veteran of both the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series. He had never run more than three truck races in any previous season, and made no 2009 starts at all in either of the two higher-level series, hence he was eligible for the truck series' rookie award. The 2006 Nationwide Series RoTY runner-up John Andretti was a veteran of the Cup Series but had made only one prior Nationwide Series start, making him eligible for the award.

In 1992, Ricky Craven, the Busch Series Rookie of the Year, actually had run seven races when the limit was five in 1991. However, Craven was only credited with two Busch-only starts, as the other five starts were in combination races with the Busch North Series (now the K&N Pro Series East), which he was a full-time regular at the time. The races were registered in the Busch North Series, so he could enter the race in that series and not compromise his eligibility in the "South" series.

Beginning in 2011, drivers that are ineligible for points in one series cannot earn Rookie points in that series. For example, Trevor Bayne ran 18 races in 2011. However, due to him declaring to run for the Nationwide championship, Bayne was also ineligible to declare for ROTY in 2011. Under revised NASCAR rules on rookie eligibility, Bayne, once he declares as a Sprint Cup driver, will be eligible for the rookie title. Danica Patrick ran 10 races in 2012 in Sprint Cup, though she declared she would race for the Nationwide championship, allowing her in 2013 to declare in Sprint Cup, and race as a rookie.

NASCAR Sprint Cup

2013 candidates

History of Sprint Cup RotY Awards

Below is a list of all winners, and known runner-ups. (Note: some of the drivers listed here are not confirmed as ROY contenders, and competed in more than the maximum number of races to be eligible for ROTY honors.)

Did not declare for ROY and ran more than seven races, but did not run for series points (2011-) and is still eligible for the award.
Did not declare for ROY, but ran more than five (or seven as of 2001) races (while eligible for series points, 2011-) and are completely ineligible for the award.
*Declared for ROY, but did not make minimum five (or seven as of 2001) races, still eligible
ØDied during rookie season, received award posthumously
æDid not receive an official award
±Died during rookie season and was unable to complete the schedule
YearWinnerRunner(s) Up
2012Stephen LeichtJosh Wise, Timmy Hill*, Trevor Bayne¶, Danica Patrick
2011Andy LallyBrian Keselowski*, T. J. Bell*, Trevor Bayne
2010Kevin ConwayTerry Cook*, Landon Cassill
2009Joey LoganoScott Speed, Max Papis, Dexter Bean*, Brad Keselowski
2008Regan SmithSam Hornish, Jr., Patrick Carpentier, Michael McDowell, Dario Franchitti, Jacques Villeneuve*, Aric Almirola†, Marcos Ambrose
2007Juan Pablo MontoyaDavid Ragan, Paul Menard, David Reutimann, A. J. Allmendinger, Brandon Whitt*
2006Denny HamlinClint Bowyer, Martin Truex, Jr., Reed Sorenson, J. J. Yeley, David Stremme, Chad Chaffin, Brent Sherman*, David Gilliland
2005Kyle BuschTravis Kvapil, Boris Said†, Mike Garvey, Stanton Barrett, Eric McClure*, Carl Long
2004Kasey KahneBrendan Gaughan, Brian Vickers, Scott Wimmer, Scott Riggs, Johnny Sauter, Kirk Shelmerdine†, Carl Edwards
2003Jamie McMurrayGreg Biffle, Tony Raines, Casey Mears, Jack Sprague, Larry Foyt, Hideo Fukuyama*, Christian Fittipaldi
2002Ryan NewmanJimmie Johnson, Shawna Robinson*, Carl Long*, Hermie Sadler
2001Kevin HarvickKurt Busch, Casey Atwood, Jason Leffler, Ron Hornaday, Andy Houston, Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
2000Matt KensethDale Earnhardt, Jr., Dave Blaney, Scott Pruett, Stacy Compton, Mike Bliss, Ed Berrier, Jeff Fuller*
1999Tony StewartElliott Sadler, Buckshot Jones, Stanton Barrett*, Dan Pardus*, Mike Harmon*
1998Kenny Irwin, Jr.Kevin Lepage, Jerry Nadeau, Steve Park, Dennis Setzer
1997Mike SkinnerDavid Green, Robby Gordon, Jeff Green, Lance Hooper
1996Johnny Benson, Jr.Gary Bradberry, Randy MacDonald*, Stacy Compton*, Steve Seligman*
1995Ricky CravenRobert Pressley, Randy LaJoie, Elton Sawyer, Steve Kinser*, Davy Jones*, Mike Chase*
1994Jeff BurtonSteve Grissom, Joe Nemechek, Loy Allen, Jr., John Andretti, Jeremy Mayfield, Mike Wallace, Ward Burton, Rich Bickle, Rodney Orr±, Billy Standridge
1993Jeff GordonBobby Labonte, Kenny Wallace, P. J. Jones, Todd Bodine
1992Jimmy HensleyAndy Belmont, Dave Mader III*, Bob Schacht
1991Bobby HamiltonTed Musgrave, Stanley Smith, Wally Dallenbach, Jr., Sammy Swindell*
1990Rob MorosoØJack Pennington, Jerry O'Neil, Jeff Purvis*
1989Dick TrickleHut Stricklin, Larry Pearson, Jimmy Spencer, Rick Mast, Ben Hess, Chad Little, Butch Miller, Mickey Gibbs
1988Ken BouchardErnie Irvan, Brad Noffsinger, Jimmy Horton
1987Davey AllisonDale Jarrett, Steve Christman, Rodney Combs, Derrike Cope, Jerry Cranmer*, Mark Stahl†, Brett Bodine
1986Alan KulwickiMichael Waltrip, Davey Allison*, Jerry Cranmer*, Rick Baldwin*, Jonathan Lee Edwards*, Wayne Kramer*, Chet Fillip†, Pancho CarterJim Sauter
1985Ken SchraderEddie Bierschwale, Don Hume
1984Rusty WallaceGreg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Clark Dwyer, Terry Schoonover±, Tommy Ellis†, Doug Heveron†, Dean Combs
1983Sterling MarlinRonnie Hopkins, Ken Ragan, Bobby Hillin, Jr., Trevor Boys†, Mike Potter
1982Geoff BodineMark Martin, Brad Teague, Rick Wilson
1981Ron BouchardMorgan Shepherd, Tim Richmond, Mike Alexander, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Joe Ruttman, Stan Barrett, Connie Saylor, Gary Balough, Johnny Rutherford
1980Jody RidleyLake Speed, Kyle Petty, Slick Johnson
1979Dale EarnhardtJoe Millikan, Terry Labonte, Harry Gant
1978Ronnie ThomasRoger Hamby, Blackie Wangerin, Baxter Price, Al Holbert
1977Ricky RuddSam Sommers, Janet Guthrie, Tighe Scott, Tommy Gale, Gary Myers
1976Skip ManningTerry Bivens, Neil Bonnett, Jimmy Means, Bill Elliott, John A. Utsman
1975Bruce HillCarl Adams, Bruce Jacobi, Grant Adcox, Chuck Bown, Joe Mihalic, Travis Tiller, Ferrel Harris, Dick May
1974Earl RossRichie Panch, Jackie Rogers, Ramo Stott
1973Lennie PondDarrell Waltrip, Johnny Barnes
1972Larry SmithDavid Sisco, Doc Faustina
1971Walter BallardMaynard Troyer, Richard Brown, D. K. Ulrich
1970Bill DennisJoe Frasson, Jim Vandiver, Talmadge Prince±
1969Dick BrooksBuddy Young, Hoss Ellington
1968Pete HamiltonDave Marcis, Dr. Don Tarr
1967Donnie AllisonCharlie Glotzbach, Paul Dean Holt
1966James HyltonBill Seifert, Frank Warren
1965Sam McQuaggHenley Gray, Clyde Lynn [N 1]
1964Doug CooperJ.T. Putney, Buddy Arrington
1963Billy WadeBobby Isaac, Larry Manning, J. D. McDuffie
1962Thomas CoxCale Yarborough, Ed Livingston
1961Woody WilsonWendell Scott, Lee Reitzel
1960David PearsonGerald Duke, Paul Lewis
1959Richard PettyFritz Wilson, Buddy Baker, Bob Burdick
1958Shorty Rollins
1957Ken Rush
1954Blackie Pitt æ

NASCAR Nationwide Series

2011 Rookie of the Year Timmy Hill.

2013 contenders

History of Nationwide Series RotY Awards

YearWinnerRunner(s) Up
2012Austin DillonCole Whitt, Jason Bowles, Brad Sweet, Johanna Long, Joey Gase, Casey Roderick, Benny Gordon, Jamie Dick†, Josh Richards†, Travis Pastrana†, Daryl Harr†, Tim Schendel†, Ryan Blaney
2011Timmy HillBlake Koch, Ryan Truex, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Charles Lewandoski, Tim Andrews
2010Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.Brian Scott, Colin Braun, James Buescher, Parker Kligerman, Tayler Malsam†, Danica Patrick
2009Justin AllgaierBrendan Gaughan, Michael Annett, Michael McDowell, Erik Darnell, Scott Lagasse, Jr., John Wes Townley, Trevor Bayne†, Shelby Howard†, Ken Butler III, Matt Carter†, Kevin Conway†, Jeremy Clements†, Terry Cook, Peyton Sellers, Marc Davis*
2008Landon CassillJoey Logano†, Bryan Clauson, Josh Wise†, Dario Franchitti, Cale Gale, Brian Keselowski, Chase Miller, Danny Efland†, Brandon Whitt†, Patrick Carpentier, Justin Hobgood
2007David RaganMarcos Ambrose, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Krisiloff, Kelly Bires†, Brad Coleman, Juan Pablo Montoya, Richard Johns†, Robert Richardson, Jr., Bobby East†, D. J. Kennington†, Brett Rowe†, Justin Diercks*, Sam Hornish, Jr., Timothy Peters*, Bobby Santos III*, Alex García*, Brian Conz*
2006Danny O'QuinnJohn Andretti, Todd Kluever, Burney Lamar, Mark McFarland, Stephen Leicht†, Auggie Vidovich II†, David Reutimann†, Steve Wallace†, Aric Almirola†, Shane Huffman†, David Gilliland, Tracy Hines, Joel Kauffman, A. J. Foyt IV*, Carl Long*, Jorge Goeters*, Kevin Conway*, Chris Wimmer*
2005Carl EdwardsReed Sorenson, Denny Hamlin, Jon Wood, Brent Sherman, Kertus Davis, Michel Jourdain, Jr., Tyler Walker, Kevin Hamlin†, Brandon Miller, Paul Wolfe, Ryan Hemphill, Jerry Robertson†, Boston Reid*, A. J. Fike*, Eric McClureBlake Feese*, Kim Crosby*, Donnie Neuenberger*
2004Kyle BuschPaul Menard, Clint Bowyer, J. J. Yeley, Travis Geisler, Stan Boyd, Aaron Fike†, Billy Parker
2003David StremmeCoy Gibbs, Joey Clanton, Chad Blount, Jason White, Chase Montgomery, Regan Smith, Martin Truex, Jr.Damon Lusk, Chris Bingham
2002Scott RiggsJohnny Sauter, Shane Hmiel, Kerry Earnhardt, Casey Mears, Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, Larry Gunselman†, Dan Pardus, Brian Weber†, Joe Buford
2001Greg BiffleScott Wimmer, Jamie McMurray, Larry Foyt, Kelly Denton, Tim Sauter, Marty Houston, Christian Elder, David Donohue, Bill Hoff
2000Kevin HarvickRon Hornaday, Jimmie Johnson, Jay Sauter, Michael Ritch, P. J. Jones, Jason Schuler†, Ricky Hendrick†, Anthony Lazzaro, Mike Stefanik, Mike Borkowski, Derrick Gilchrist, Jay Fogleman*, Dave Steele*
1999Tony RainesHank Parker, Jr., Adam Petty, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., Tony Roper, Kelly Denton* Phillip Morris*, Kerry Earnhardt*, Skip Smith*
1998Andy SanterreDave Blaney, Blaise Alexander, Kevin Grubb, Wayne Grubb, Casey Atwood, Mike Cope, Matt Hutter, Lance Hooper, Jason Jarrett, Kevin Schwantz
1997Steve ParkMatt Kenseth, Johnny Chapman, Mark Krogh, Jeff Krogh, Lyndon Amick, Chris Diamond, Jimmy Foster, Jeff McClure, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tim Bender, Doug Reid III, Stanton Barrett, David Hutto*, Tim Steele†, Ted Christopher
1996Glenn Allen, Jr.Mike Dillon, Shane Hall, Mark Green, Tony Stewart, Mike Harmon, Jerry Nadeau*, Johnny Chapman*, Tim Bender*, Pete Orr*, Andy Hillenburg*, Jimmy Kitchens*, Greg Clark*, Mike Laughlin, Jr.*, Elliott Sadler†, Ron Barfield, Jr.
1995Jeff FullerCurtis Markham, Buckshot Jones, L.W. Miller, David Bonnett
1994Johnny Benson, Jr.Dennis Setzer, Kevin Lepage, Stevie Reeves, Randy Porter, Dirk Stephens, Johnny Rumley, Mike Garvey, Robbie Reiser, Chad Chaffin, Michael Ritch*, Kirk Shelmerdine*, Mike Stefanik*
1993Hermie SadlerJoe Bessey, Tim Fedewa, Roy Payne, Nathan Buttke, Jason Keller, Michael Ritch*, Tom Hessert*, Alan Russell*, Ken Wallace*, Page Jones*
1992Ricky Craven^Shawna Robinson, Robert Huffman*, Randy MacDonald*, Greg Trammell*
1991Jeff GordonDavid Green, Tracy Leslie, Troy Beebe, Cecil Eunice, Richard Lasater, Jeff Green, Mike Wallace, Mike Oliver, Mike McLaughlin, Rich Burgess*, Shawna Robinson*
1990Joe NemechekBobby Moon, Ward Burton, Jack Sprague, Dana Patten, Davey Johnson, Dave Mader III, Ed Ferree, Frank Fleming, Clifford Allison*
1989Kenny WallaceBobby Hamilton, Jeff Burton, Dave Rezendes, Robert Pressley, Brandon Baker, Dave Simpson, Ed Ferree*, Jeff Spraker†, Tom Harrington*

^ Craven started seven races in 1991 (the limit was five) but was charged with only two starts. The other five starts were in combination races with the Busch North Series, where he raced as a regular. Both 1991 Busch Series wins were in combination races as a North driver.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

2013 contenders

History of Camping World Truck Series RotY Awards

YearWinnerRunner(s) Up
2012Ty DillonCale Gale, Ross Chastain, John Wes Townley, Dakoda Armstrong, Bryan Silas, Max Gresham, Paulie Harraka, Caleb Holman, John King*, Jeb Burton*, Dusty Davis*, Tyler Young*, T. J. Duke*, Tim George, Jr.†, Ryan Blaney†, Jeff Agnew†, Brennan Newberry
2011Joey CoulterNelson Piquet, Jr., Cole Whitt, Parker Kligerman, Miguel Paludo, Johanna Long, Blake Feese†, Craig Goess, Josh Richards†, Jeffrey Earnhardt*, Justin Johnson*, Dusty Davis*, Chase Mattioli*, Chris Eggleston*
2010Austin DillonJustin Lofton, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Brett Butler, Narain Karthikeyan†, Brad Sweet†, Mike Garvey†, Clay Greenfield†, Chris Eggleston*, Chris Lafferty†, Dillon Oliver*, Landon Cassill*
2009Johnny SauterTayler Malsam, James Buescher, Ricky Carmichael, Mario Gosselin†, J. R. Fitzpatrick, Brian Ickler, Ryan Sieg†, Nick Tucker†, Brent Raymer, Chris Fontaine†, Chris Jones, Chase Austin*, Ryan Hackett*
2008Colin BraunDonny Lia, Brian Scott, Justin Marks, Marc Mitchell, Scott Speed, Andy Lally, Ryan Lawler†, Keven Wood†, J. C. Stout†, Phillip McGilton*, Norm Benning
2007Willie AllenTim Sauter, Joey Clanton, Jason White, Ryan Mathews†, Aaron Fike, Blake Bjorklund, Clay Rogers†, Josh Wise†, Scott Lynch†, Tyler Walker, Kelly Bires*, Peter Shepherd*, Kevin Hamlin*, Casey Kingsland*, Brian Sockwell*
2006Erik DarnellChad McCumbee, Marcos Ambrose, Aric Almirola, Bobby East, Kerry Earnhardt, Erin Crocker, Boston Reid, Joey Miller, Robert Richardson, Jr., Kraig Kinser, Scott Lagasse, Jr., Ryan Moore, Chase Miller†, Michel Jourdain, Jr.*, Sean Murphy*, J. R. Patton*, Tam Topham*
2005Todd KlueverTimothy Peters, Shigeaki Hattori, Clay Rogers*, Regan Smith, Jimmy Kite*, Nick Tucker*, Kerry Earnhardt*
2004David ReutimannTracy Hines, Robert Huffman, Brandon Whitt, Chase Montgomery, Shane Sieg, Kelly Sutton, Ken Weaver, David Ragan†, Deborah Renshaw†, Chris Wimmer, Shelby Howard, Brad Keselowski
2003Carl EdwardsJody Lavender, Randy Briggs, Tina Gordon, T. J. Bell, Doug Keller, Kenny Hendrick†, Teri MacDonald*
2002Brendan GaughanBill Lester, Jason Small, Dana White, Trent Owens*, Rodney Sawyers*, Loni Richardson*, Aaron Daniel*, Randy Briggs*, Angie Wilson*, Donnie Neuenberger*
2001Travis KvapilRicky Hendrick, Matt Crafton, Billy Bigley, Jon Wood, Bobby Dotter, Willy T. Ribbs, Brian Rose, Nathan Haseleu, Larry Gunselman, Chuck Hossfeld, Jonathon Price†, Ricky Sanders
2000Kurt BuschCarlos Contreras, Scott Riggs, Rick Ware, Wayne Edwards, Coy Gibbs, Mark Petty, Kenny Martin, Donny Morelock*, J. D. Gibbs*
1999Mike StefanikScott Hansen, David Starr, Marty Houston, Tim Steele, Ryan McGlynn, Phil Bonifield, Ernie Cope*, Mike Clark*, Nipper Alsup*, Randy Nelson*
1998Greg BiffleAndy Houston, Scot Walters, Wayne Anderson, Kevin Cywinski, Randy MacDonald†, Dominic Dobson, B. A. Wilson†, Randy Nelson*, Billy Pauch*, Joe Bush*, Tommy Archer*, Mike Cope*, Freddie Query*, Andy Michner*, W. David Stacy*, Jimmy Davis*, Monty Kline*
1997Kenny Irwin, Jr.Rick Crawford, Stacy Compton, Tony Raines, Boris Said, Tony Roper, Tammy Jo Kirk, Kevin Harvick, Rob Rizzo, Brian Cunningham†, Lonnie Rush, Jr., Kelly Denton, Mike Cope, Andy Genzman*, Toby Porter*, David Smith*
1996Bryan ReffnerDoug George, Lance Norick, Bobby Gill, Jay Sauter, Lonnie Cox, Charlie Cragan, Ron Barfield, Jr., Mark Gibson†, Rick Johnson, Randy Renfrow†, Dan Press, Butch Gilliland, Joe Gaita*, Kevin Harvick* Dave Smith*, Joe Madore*, Steve Mendenhall*, Rodney Combs, Jr.*, Terry McCarthy*, Jerry Robertson*, Doug Thorpe, Jr.*, Rick Markle*

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Dick Hutcherson won nine times and finished second in the championship standings in 1965, but was not considered to be eligible due to being a champion in the IMCA.
Citations
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