Rookie No Longer!
The infamous yellow stripe donned the No. 84 car for the entirety of the '07 season. The NASCAR-sanctioned stripe is basically just a signal for other drivers to race with a little extra caution near a rookie...or some may say the yellow stripe is a way for the veterans to "target" the rookies. Either way, no one would disagree that AJ definitely paid his rookie dues this season.
AJ ended the season 5th in the '07 Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings, but gained a lot of ground in the last quarter of the season by earning two Rookie of the Race titles (Charlotte, October 13 & Atlanta, October 28). We know AJ is anxious to put his up-and-down rookie season behind him and show the NASCAR world that he is ready to race with the 'veterans' in '08!