The NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash midseason incentive program has come to a close for 2023, with the circuit’s regulars collecting $100,000 paydays from series sponsor Xfinity at four designated races this spring.
This hub page for this year’s edition recaps all the key information about the program, an overview and notes on this season’s winners.
What is Dash 4 Cash?
Starting in 2009, the Dash 4 Cash has been a midseason program sponsored by Xfinity that rewards drivers financially for performing well during a select stretch of four races during each Xfinity Series season. This year those races took place at Richmond Raceway (April 1), Martinsville Speedway (April 15), Talladega Superspeedway (April 22) and Dover Motor Speedway (April 29).
How does Dash 4 Cash work?
Before the four-race stretch began, there was a qualifying race to determine the participants in the first official Dash 4 Cash race. The four highest-finishing series regulars in the Xfinity race at Circuit of The Americas — Sammy Smith, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric and Sam Mayer — qualified for the first Dash 4 Cash race at Richmond. The highest finisher of that quartet at Richmond collected the $100,000 prize and automatically qualify for the next Dash 4 Cash race. The next three highest-finishing Xfinity Series regulars in the race at Richmond also qualified to participate in the next Dash 4 Cash race at Martinsville. Those rules repeated for subsequent Dash 4 Cash races as well.
In order to qualify for the program, drivers must race full-time in the Xfinity Series and must be declared to collect points in the circuit.
2023 Dash 4 Cash recaps:
At Circuit of The Americas (March 25 qualifier)
Recap: Cup Series regulars AJ Allmendinger and William Byron battled for the victory at COTA with road-course ace Allmendinger coming out on top. But farther down the race results list were the Xfinity Series regulars who will compete for the first Dash 4 Cash prize at Richmond Raceway. After Ty Gibbs in third place came Sammy Smith, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric and Sam Mayer, the four qualifiers for the Dash 4 Cash at Richmond. John Hunter Nemechek appeared to be set for a Dash 4 Cash qualifying spot but spun out late and came home in 27th place. The race in Richmond is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 1 with coverage on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
At Richmond Raceway (April 1)
Recap: It was a tough day at the Virginia short track for most of the Dash 4 Cash contenders, with Justin Allgaier taking home the first $100,000 prize of the season. Allgaier finished 13th after pit strategy shuffled the No. 7 back in the field following ill-timed cautions for the team’s race-winning hopes. Sammy Smith, leading 40 laps on the afternoon, finished 19th, not too far behind co-contender Sam Mayer in 17th. Daniel Hemric finished 24th. Richmond race winner Chandler Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Josh Berry and Kaz Grala finished 1-2-3-4 and qualified for the next contest at Martinsville.
RICHMOND: See results
At Martinsville Speedway (April 15)
Recap: Quick laps, slick restarts and a touch of burning rubber was just what John Hunter Nemechek was looking for en route to his second Xfinity Series win of 2023 and the $100,000 prize. Josh Berry was the next highest Dash 4 Cash driver, with the No. 8 JR Motorsports driver finishing fourth. A late-race strategy of staying out during pit stops gave Allgaier a chance out front, and although he couldn’t cash in with another Dash 4 Cash win, he finished the race in sixth. Chandler Smith rounded out the Dash 4 Cash quartet, finishing 10th. Race winner Nemechek, in addition to Sammy Smith, Cole Custer and Berry, qualified for the next Dash 4 Cash race at Talladega.
MARTINSVILLE: See results
At Talladega Superspeedway (April 22)
Recap: A collection of cautions eventually led to double-overtime in the circuit, with Jeb Burton eventually finding Victory Lane for the second time in his Xfinity career. Among the four Dash 4 Cash contestants, however, Custer was the only one that saw the checkered flag – thus winning the $100,000 prize – after he finished fourth. The other three contenders, Josh Berry, John Hunter Nemechek and Sammy Smith, finished 30th, 32nd and 33rd, respectively. Following Burton for the final Dash 4 Cash contest (at Dover Motor Speedway) will be Sheldon Creed, Parker Kligerman and Custer, who all finished inside the top four.
TALLADEGA: See results
At Dover Motor Speedway (April 29)
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Recap: Ryan Truex took home his maiden Xfinity Series win in dominant fashion, leading 124 of 200 laps. Cole Custer pocketed a $100,000 prize for the second consecutive week as the Xfinity Series’ Dash 4 Cash program drew to a close for 2023. Custer topped the other three bonus-eligible drivers – Sheldon Creed (who led 41 laps and recovered from a spin to finish one lap down in 11th), Jeb Burton (last week’s Talladega winner and 18th place Saturday) and pole-starter Parker Kligerman (out early in a crash, 38th).
DOVER: See results