A rookie who competitively runs up front during the race, passes many cars, and/or leads laps (but ultimately drops out) can also garner consideration over another rookie who finished higher, but did so merely by surviving attrition.
Other contributing attributes can include personal attitude, sportsmanship, professionalism, and interaction with driver coaches, fans, and media.
Tom Gleisner quizzes Ed Kavalee, Urzila Carlson, Merrick Watts, Fifi Box and Santo Cilauro to see who can remember the most about the week's events.
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The voting takes place the night of the race (or the morning after), and does not necessarily go to the highest-finishing rookie.
Noteworthy accomplishments during qualifying, regardless of the respective race result, have frequently been a factor in voting.
No official award was given from 1911–1951, even though at least one rookie starter has been present in every running of the Indianapolis 500.
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