Brandon Card ranks fourth in the AOY race right now. That's the best any rookie has ranked to this point in the season since Derek Remitz was third after four events in 2007. Steve Kennedy was fourth after four events in 2006. Last year, Ott DeFoe was 9th at this point and on his way to a fourth place finish in AOY by the end of the season. Is Card the real deal? He certainly looks like it right now, but there's still half a season to go.