Sadler knows life on the bubble all too well

Originally Published: August 24, 2005
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

A driver can be in the Chase for the Nextel Cup on one lap, and on the outside looking in the next.

Such is the fate of those on the bubble with just two races remaining before the top 10 drivers are locked in for the second edition of NASCAR's postseason. And for a driver like Elliott Sadler, it's a nerve-wracking situation.

Late in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol, Sadler seemed set to move back inside the top 10. But damage to a fender altered the handling on his Ford and he fell back ...

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