Lady Luck was not on the side of driver Jamie Dick and the No. 55 Viva Auto Group Chevrolet Team during Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After starting from the 26th position, the car quickly became very loose on the throttle making it hard to maintain momentum at the fast, 1.5 mile oval. With a 56-lap green flag run to start the race, Dick fell behind getting caught multiple laps down. After several adjustments during pit stops the ill handling car was getting better as the race went on, but Dick ran out of time resulting in a 29th place finish.
"The car had really good grip in qualifying and in practice so we weren't expecting to be so free all day," said Jamie Dick. "From the drop of the green flag, the car was just wicked free from the middle off, making it really hard to carry speed off the corner and down the straights. We did make improvements as the day went on, but it just wasn't enough this weekend. Hopefully this is the last weekend with this misfortune during the race."
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