Round two of Dash for Cash unfolds tonight at Richmond Raceway

Spencer Gallagher, Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler speak in the Media Center at Richmond
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By Carol D’Agostino

Short track racing at Richmond Raceway provides its own level of drama, but when the flag waves to start tonight’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFinity Series race there will be 100,000 reasons for four drivers to make some noise.

Tonight’s race marks the second stop for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash program where Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler and Spencer Gallagher will compete for a $100,000 bonus. Allgaier took home the big check last year at Richmond, becoming the only driver to win at least one round in the Dash 4 Cash program the past two seasons (2017 Phoenix, Richmond; 2016 Indianapolis).

The program’s first 2018 winner, Ryan Preece, would have qualified for the second round, but was not scheduled to run this weekend due to his part-time schedule. Preece’s spot went to the next-highest finisher, Spencer Gallagher.

An additional part of the Dash 4 Cash this year is participation by Comcast who is donating a total of $40,000 to local organizations in race markets at each Dash 4 Cash stop on behalf of the Internet Essentials program. Internet Essentials is the country’s largest program for getting low-income households online. Last weekend’s donation in Bristol supported the Quest Foundation for Washington County Schools in Tennessee.

The NASCAR XFinity Series Dash 4 Cash program will continue at Talladega Superspeedway next Saturday and will conclude at Dover International Speedway on May 5.

Tune in to tonight’s ToyotaCare 250 to see if Justin Allgaier can defend his Dash 4 Cash Richmond win. The race begins at 7 p.m. ET and will broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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