Creed to Compete for Final Dash 4 Cash Prize at Dover
DOVER, D.E. (April 28, 2023) – The fourth and final Dash 4 Cash race of the 2023 Xfinity Series season meets the Monster Mile this weekend. Driver of the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet Camaro, Sheldon Creed, secured his spot with a second-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend setting him up to compete for the $100,000 prize at Dover Motor Speedway.
The Xfinity Dash 4 Cash initiative launched in 2009 to reward Xfinity Series drivers for their midseason performance. RCR is no stranger to competing for the special incentive. In 2012, Austin Dillon and Elliot Sadler both took home one of the four $100,000 prizes. Two years later, Dillon won again, as did his brother Ty Dillon, who won the money once again in 2016. In total, RCR has had eight drivers win the Dash 4 Cash and is now looking to add a ninth driver to that total, with Creed.
Dash 4 Cash is more than a reward for drivers, it’s a donation effort for local non-profit organizations. While the tracks that are part of the program change each year, the rules have remained the same. The four highest-finishing series-regular drivers in the race, prior to the start of that season’s Dash 4 Cash, will qualify for the $100,000 payout. From then on, the four highest finishing Xfinity Series drivers will qualify for the next event, as long as they have declared points in the series.
This weekend’s track selection for the Dash 4 Cash poses a unique challenge for drivers. Dover Motor Speedway was originally constructed for not only auto racing, but horse racing. The area surrounding the garages is still occupied by the original horse track. The asphalt track was completed in 1969, however, the one-mile oval hasn’t been asphalt since the1994 season. In 1995, the track was replaced with concrete and has been patched with asphalt as needed ever since.
While the differing textures don’t have much effect on tire wear, it could make a difference on grip for drivers, which is a challenge Creed will come to face this weekend in his race to $100,000. Due to weather conditions, practice and qualifying for Saturday’s race have been canceled. Creed will start the race third while teammate Austin Hill will roll off sixth.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series race will air on FS1 Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EST, while the Cup Series race airs Sunday at 1:00pm EST also on FS1.