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NASCAR sets 2018 XFINITY Dash 4 Cash schedule; Talladega debuts

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NASCAR announced Friday the four tracks that will compose the Dash 4 Cash incentive program in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series, a springtime quartet that includes a first-time appearance by Talladega Superspeedway.

The four Dash 4 Cash races will be run consecutively on the overall series schedule, starting at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 14. From there, the bonus program rolls on to Richmond Raceway (April 20) and Talladega (April 28) before concluding at Dover International Speedway on May 5.

“We’re excited for the return of the very popular NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash program, which will take place at four unique race tracks in 2018,” said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations. “Each track demands different techniques and strategies, which will ultimately benefit the fans. It will again put a premium on the immense talent in the series, as the spotlight continues to shine on our rising stars during this four consecutive race stretch.”

Rules and formats for the four-race Dash 4 Cash program will be announced at a later date. The program offered up $100,000 paydays for eligible XFINITY Series regulars during Dash 4 Cash weekends last season.

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Talladega’s first appearance will mark only the third restrictor-plate race since the Dash 4 Cash initiative began in 2009. Daytona International Speedway hosted Dash 4 Cash events in 2011 and 2013.

Bristol and Dover are both on the Dash 4 Cash schedule for the fourth straight year. Richmond will also become a four-time Dash 4 Cash host in 2018; its previous events for the program have not been held consecutively (2011, ’16, ’17).