In a sport where there's one winner and 42 losers after each race, it's all about finding positives. While it's obvious that everyone wants to be the person who does the burnout on the front stretch before pulling into Victory Lane, top-10s or strong runs add up over the course of a season.
But what about when that doesn't happen? What happens when teams—good, usually consistent, talented teams—aren't finishing the way they should? While that happens every year, the 2013 season has some surprisingly big names attached to this category.
It's not every year that champions are in the "need to improve" category.
Luckily for these drivers, their crew chiefs and the rest of their race teams, it's still early enough in the season that they could qualify for the Chase if they can get whipped into shape.