One day ago, we took a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in an effort to find the 10 biggest overachievers of the year to date.
Today, we do the opposite.
For every driver who has exceeded expectations, there is another who has failed to meet them. While stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart have started the year better than many expected, guys like Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon have failed to live up to their preseason hype.
Luck may have something to do with a driver's success, or lack thereof. But it matters very little. Results are results, no matter how you slice it. And there are 10 drivers who have yet to earn the results they were expected to get when the season started.
It is these drivers who will be the focus today, as we take a look at the 10 biggest underachievers of the season through six races.