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Dash 4 Cash 101: What you need to know

The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash has an updated format for 2017 with the implementation of stages in each race of the series' 33-event circuit. Stage 1 and Stage 2 will determine which four drivers are eligible in the main race for the Dash 4 Cash prize, and a $100,000 check for each event.

Plus, $600,000 would be awarded to a driver who wins all four Dash 4 Cash bonuses, making the total possible winnings $1 million this year.

MORE: Fast facts: How the stages work

Get a summary of the four Dash 4 Cash races below and see who took home the Dash 4 Cash prize in each race.


Phoenix Raceway (March 18) | Race recap
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Bristol Motor Speedway (April 22)
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Richmond International Raceway (April 29) | Race recap | Photos
Dover International Speedway (June 3) | Race recap | Photos

Rookie Byron scores last Dash 4 Cash bonus of 2017
William Byron helped JR Motorsports grab its third of four Dash 4 Cash prizes in 2017. The XFINITY Series rookie finished sixth in the OneMain Financial 200 to better teammate Elliott Sadler (seventh), Darrell Wallace Jr. (eighth) and Brennan Poole (12th) for the $100,000 prize. Read more | Byron says Dash 4 Cash win will boost team | Photos

Allgaier scores second Dash 4 Cash win
For the second time this year, Justin Allgaier picked up the Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000 as the top finishing XFINITY Series regular among the four eligible drivers in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Allgaier had his eyes on something bigger -- the race win -- as he led 157 laps en route to a runner-up finish. The second Dash 4 Cash victory converts both of those into the equivalent of an XFINITY Series race win for playoff purposes. Read more | Allgaier pleased to win Dash 4 Cash, 'dejected' not to win race | Photos

Hemric picks up Dash 4 Cash check
Daniel Hemric recorded his first top-five finish of the season and, in the process, became $100,000 richer after finishing fifth at Bristol Motor Speedway. After an up-and-down, rain-delayed afternoon for Hemric, it was the Richard Childress Racing driver who emerged as the second Dash 4 Cash winner of the season. His competitors, Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer and Brendan Gaughan, finished 14th, 32nd and 35th, respectively. Allgaier had a shot at the $600,000 bonus by winning all four Dash 4 Cash races but came up short. Read more | Hemric has sights on victory, but Dash 4 Cash bonus is nice prizePhotos

Allgaier wins at Phoenix
Justin Allgaier held off Erik Jones on the final restart at Phoenix Raceway to capture the first Dash 4 Cash race of the 2017 season. For Allgaier of JR Motorsports, it was his first win in the XFINITY Series since 2012. Allgaier is eligible for the $600,000 bonus in the Dash 4 Cash, but he needs to win the next three Dash 4 Cash races, beginning with the April 22 race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Read More | Photos

Dash 4 Cash race format, schedules
Event TV Total race length Stage breakdown
Phoenix FOX 200 60-60-80
Bristol FS1 300 85-85-130
Richmond FS1 250 75-75-100
Dover FS1 200 60-60-80


Coors Light Pole Qualifying will determine the starting positions for the race. 

The field will then begin the race with Stage 1, followed by Stage 2 and the Final Stage.

Phoenix Raceway is new to the four-race Dash 4 Cash schedule this year, replacing Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a designated event.

Based on the participation guidelines announced last year, drivers with more than five years of full-time experience are restricted from the four races in the Dash 4 Cash program.


The top-two finishing NASCAR XFINITY Series points-earning drivers in each of the two stages will make up the four-driver Dash 4 Cash field for the Final Stage. Once Stage 1 is complete, the two drivers who lock into the main field won't have their position counted following Stage 2 to ensure a four-driver field.

The highest finisher in the final stage among the four eligible drivers wins the Dash 4 Cash and a $100,000 prize.


If a driver earns two Dash 4 Cash wins (not race wins) over the four Dash 4 Cash races, that is equivalent to a regular-season race win for XFINITY Series postseason eligibility.

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