The drop of the checkered flag over Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon set the first of four NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash fields. The top four finishing series regulars will battle it out at Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend for a $100,000 bonus.
Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and Michael Annett comprise the first four competitors. Jeb Burton, even though he is considered an Xfinity Series driver, is not eligible for the Dash 4 Cash since he’s not scheduled to race next weekend at Bristol.
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“It’s gonna be pretty cool getting to race for $100,000,” Briscoe said after the race. “It’s not every day you get to do that, so I’m looking forward to it. I really feel like we should have been in Victory Lane if that caution didn’t come out. We just have to get better throughout the weekend, I’ve got to get better and I feel like once we put it all together we’re gonna be really hard to beat.
“We just have to get all the pieces together, so I’m looking forward to Bristol and hopefully win $100,000.”
Last season, Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece qualified for the first Dash 4 Cash race. Preece emerged victorious at Bristol Motor Speedway but was not eligible to move on in the competition as he was not entered for the Richmond race the following weekend. Elliott Sadler took home the bonus at Richmond and Talladega before Justin Allgaier snagged it at Dover.
Next weekend’s race at Bristol marks the first of four Dash 4 Cash races. The highest finishing driver of the four that are eligible will walk away with the $100,000 bonus and also qualify for another shot at Richmond Raceway April 12. Additionally, the three highest finishing drivers will join the field of eligible drivers for Richmond.
The same process will repeat itself for the Xfinity Series’ visits to Talladega Superspeedway April 27 and Dover International Speedway May 4. During that timeframe, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will not be able to race in the series.