Brad Keselowski has been struggling.
The defending Sprint Cup champion started out the 2013 season with solid finishes and was looking like he was in championship form this season as well.
Then the No. 2 team ran into trouble after the Texas race for using unapproved parts. The team also ran into trouble after the Dover race, and Keselowski was penalized once again.
Now he sits ninth in points and is still winless this season.
He finished 21st last week at Sonoma, and unless he can turn around his recent struggles, we could see a Chase without the champion even in it to try to defend his title.
Keselowski might be able to turn his season around when he figures out the reasons for his recent struggles.