After the first four races of the 2011 season, several drivers who made the Chase last year find themselves looking upward in the standings.
In fact, only five of the 2010 Chasers are in the top 12 in points.
Crashes, engine failures, pit road woes and plain old bad luck have contributed to the rocky starts to their seasons.
With the Sprint Cup series heading to Auto Club Speedway this week, these drivers will need good runs to get headed back in the right direction.
California will provide a good litmus test to determine which of these teams can get their programs on track and which could be in for long, disappointing seasons.
Who are these drivers, and which of them are likely to get the job accomplished on Sunday? Read on to find out.