What Is the ‘Dash 4 Cash’ Series in NASCAR That Pays Drivers $100,000 Each Race?

Published 04/11/2021, 2:25 PM EDT
Feb 27, 2021; Miami, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver AJ Allmendinger (16) leads the field during the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The Dash 4 Cash is a series of races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The arrangement was begun in 2009 as an action to expand the interest of the crowd in the races.

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The format of the series in 2009 included four races where all Xfinity arrangement drivers that were not racing in the Sprint Cup Series full-time could contend to win a $25,000 reward on top of their race rewards on the off chance that they won.

In the event that a driver that likewise contends in the Cup arrangement wins, the cash went to the following Dash 4 Cash race until a qualified driver won. Nashville Superspeedway, Memphis Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, and Kentucky Speedway were the four tracks initially assigned to the arrangement.

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Significant changes to the Dash 4 Cash NASCAR series

In 2011, the Dash 4 Cash series went through a significant change. The change was that the prize money was expanded to $100,000. There was another significant change in the organization of the arrangement. Just the best four drivers in point qualified drivers in the last race could be qualified for the following race.

Dash 4 Cash races were held at Iowa Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the event that any driver won all the four races, Nationwide would give that driver an extra $600,000. This added up to the rewards to $1,000,000.

The arrangement went through a series of changes in 2016. NASCAR added heat races as an action for qualifying. There were two heat races, the top two series points qualified drivers from every one of the two heats would seek the reward.

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NASCAR reported new standards before the 2017 season. The new guidelines expressed that the best two Xfinity drivers in the initial two phases would be Dash 4 Cash drivers for the four-driver last stage. The other two openings were filled by the individuals who secured the seats in the main standings.

The 2021 Dash 4 Cash

There were three different winners in the 2020 Dash 4 Cash event. Ross Chastain won the cash prize at Talladega and Pocono, Noah Gragson at Atlanta, and AJ Allmendinger at Homestead.

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There will be 4 races in the Cash 4 Dash event in the 2021 season. These bonus prize races will be at Martinsville, Talladega on April 24th, Darlington on May 8th, and Dover on May 15th.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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