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Indy 500 Rookie of the Year

Voted on by a panel of auto racing media. Award does not necessarily go to highest-finishing first-year driver. Graham Hill won the race on his first try in 1966, but the rookie award went to Jackie Stewart, who led with 10 laps to go only to lose oil pressure and finish 6th.

Father and son winners: Mario and Michael Andretti (1965 and 1984); Bill and Billy Vukovich III (1968 and 1988).

Year  
1952 Art Cross
1953 Jimmy Daywalt
1954 Larry Crockett
1955 Al Herman
1956 Bob Veith
1957 Don Edmunds
1958 George Amick
1959 Bobby Grim
   
1960 Jim Hurtubise
1961 Parnelli Jones
& Bobby Marshman
1962 Jimmy McElreath
1963 Jim Clark
1964 Johnny White
1965 Mario Andretti
1966 Jackie Stewart
1967 Denis Hulme
1968 Bill Vukovich
1969 Mark Donohue
   
1970 Donnie Allison
1971 Denny Zimmerman
1972 Mike Hiss
1973 Graham McRae
1974 Pancho Carter
1975 Bill Puterbaugh
1976 Vern Schuppan
1977 Jerry Sneva
1978 Rick Mears
& Larry Rice
1979 Howdy Holmes
   
1980 Tim Richmond
1981 Josele Garza
1982 Jim Hickman
1983 Teo Fabi
1984 Michael Andretti
& Roberto Guerrero
1985 Arie Luyendyk
1986 Randy Lanier
1987 Fabrizio Barbazza
1988 Billy Vukovich III
1989 Bernard Jourdain
& Scott Pruett
   
1990 Eddie Cheever
1991 Jeff Andretti
1992 Lyn St. James
1993 Nigel Mansell
1994 Jacques Villeneuve
1995 Christian Fittipaldi
1996 Tony Stewart
1997 Jeff Ward
1998 Steve Knapp
1999 Robby McGehee
2000 Juan Montoya
2001 Helio Castroneves
2002 Alex Barron
& Tomas Scheckter
2003 Tora Takagi
2004 Kosuke Matsuura
2005 Danica Patrick
2006 Marco Andretti
2007 Milka Duno

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