Dale Earnhardt Jr. among my top five Chase surprises of 2013
Keselowski didn't qualify for the playoffs this season, but given his mastery of the Chase tracks in 2012, expectations were high for the driver of the No. 2 Dodge. He hasn't delivered. Yes, he did reach Victory Lane at Charlotte in October, but the reigning Cup champ's average finish in the first eight playoff races has been 14.0 -- a far cry from his Chase average of 6.2 from a year ago.