Towery's first lap had gone well, covering the 50-mile lap in just over 52 minutes. Forward progress came to a halt during Lap 2 when #818, along with several others, was caught midway up a sandy hill after another truck got stuck at the top. The traffic jam cost major time. Where Lap 1 took less than an hour, Lap 2 took over two and a half. With the truck safely back in the pits, the crew checked things over.