On a day when everyone felt as if they were driving on ice, Elliott Sadler struggled more than anyone.
His No. 19 Dodge had handling problems the entire day, spinning once and tapping the wall another time before he finally crashed out on lap 262.
"We struggled from the minute we unloaded here on Friday," Sadler said.
"Once the race started, it quickly became apparent we were going to be in for a long day. We tried air pressure, track bar and shock adjustments throughout the race, but I just couldn't get the rear grip I needed."
On lap 221, Sadler spun in turn 2 but managed to stay away from the wall. Eleven laps later, he actually got into the concrete but kept going. Finally, he spun and hit the wall hard to finish off his ill-handling machine. He finished last and dropped to 20th in the season standings.
"It felt like we were about to wreck almost every lap," Sadler said. "All we can do is go back to the shop and fix this car, go over our notes, talk to our teammates and try to figure out how we can be better at the mile-and-a-half tracks."