Dash 4 Cash 2021 recap, results for Xfinity Series

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Dash 4 Cash 2021 recap, results for Xfinity Series

The Dash 4 Cash initiative for the NASCAR Xfinity Series awarded its second $100,000 prize of the 2021 campaign on Saturday, April 24 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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The program opened with a qualifying race March 20 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then the first money race followed at Martinsville Speedway.

How it works is the first of the four eligible Dash 4 Cash competitors to finish in a race in the program will win the $100,000 bonus. The winner and the next three highest finishing Xfinity Series drivers (who have declared for points in that series) will qualify for the next event.

The 2021 Dash 4 Cash schedule is: Martinsville (April 11), Talladega (April 24), Darlington Raceway (May 8) and Dover International Speedway (May 15).

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In addition to the payout to drivers, Xfinity plans to make investments in each Dash 4 Cash race market that reaffirms its companywide commitment of connecting families, veterans and seniors to the digital tools necessary for navigating these challenging times. In September of 2020, Comcast announced a multi-year effort to roll out more than 1,000 WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” in local community centers nationwide in partnership with cities and community-based organizations, some of which are in communities local to the Dash 4 Cash race tracks.

2021 Dash 4 Cash recaps

At Talladega: Noah Gragson was yet again the highest finisher of the four eligible Dash 4 Cash drivers, giving him a second $100,000 prize. He led eight laps, won Stage 2 and ultimately finished sixth in what turned into a rain-shortened race. The other three contenders running for the extra cash were Daniel Hemric (12th), Josh Berry (31st) and Brandon Jones (37th). Qualifiers for Darlington: Noah Gragson, Jeb Burton, Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger.

RECAP: Jeb Burton lands first career Xfinity win; bonus to Noah Gragson

At Martinsville: Noah Gragson was the highest finisher of the four eligible Dash 4 Cash drivers and took home the $100,000 prize. He led 12 laps and won Stage 1, finishing second behind JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry. Gragson outdistanced the other Dash 4 Cash competitors, besting seventh-finishing Harrison Burton, ninth-place teammate Justin Allgaier and Kaulig Racing’s AJ Allmendinger in 13th. Qualifiers for Talladega: Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones.

RECAP: Josh Berry breaks through at Martinsville; bonus to Noah Gragson

At Atlanta: The top four finishing Xfinity Series regulars at Atlanta Motor Speedway were eligible for the $100,000 prize at Martinsville. No prize was given out at Atlanta, but it did set the Dash 4 Cash participants for “The Paperclip.” Qualifiers for Martinsville: Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton, Noah Gragson, AJ Allmendinger

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