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).
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.
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.
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