The Chase gives drivers a chance to show that they are the best in NASCAR and lets them try to put on fantastic performances for the last 10 races of the season.
It also crushes drivers as they try to compete but instead end up finishing the season with disappointment. Not every driver is going to be able to do what competitors like Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart have done during the Chase, and many drivers can succeed in the regular season, but struggle dramatically when the Chase starts.
A driver could have a lot of momentum heading into the Chase because of a turnaround on a new team, or even previous success they saw in previous post-seasons, only to be derailed once the postseason starts.
There have been seasons in the history of the Chase where a driver looked like a serious title contender but eventually fell apart and finished the year out with a whimper.
The Chase can turn a driver into a NASCAR star, but it’s also created the worst performances seen in the sport.
These 10 performances have been the most disappointing in the history of the Chase.