Not only did Ty Dillon win his first Nationwide Series race last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the rookie driver won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. It was the third round of the bonus program to reward full-time Nationwide Series drivers.
The final round is here at Iowa Speedway Saturday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland. Only four drivers per race are eligible for the Dash 4 Cash money.
Dillon was the third driver to win the Dash 4 Cash bonus, so the $1 million ultimate bonus is off the table. One driver had to win all four rounds to qualify for an extra $600,000.
Drivers won’t be the only ones cashing in this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Four lucky fans and their guests will make the trip to Newton to compete for the NASCAR Nationwide Series “Dash 4 Cash” grand prize of $100,000 on Saturday.
Tens of thousands of fans entered the sweepstakes hoping for the opportunity to win a trip to the speedway as a part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series $100,000 Sweepstakes. The four trip-winning fans come from across the country, representing Louisiana, California, Illinois and Texas. While in Iowa, in addition to a VIP experience at the race track, the participants will visit the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market and the Iowa Capitol building.
“The Dash 4 Cash provides us a great opportunity to show off Iowa Speedway but even more importantly we get to showcase central Iowa to fans from outside the state,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “We are proud members of this community and embrace the opportunity that Nationwide Insurance and NASCAR have afforded us with the Dash 4 Cash culminating here in Newton.”
The trip winners will be randomly assigned to one of the four “Dash 4 Cash” eligible drivers competing in the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland. Eligible drivers for this week’s “Dash 4 Cash” finale are Trevor Bayne, Brian Scott, Regan Smith and Dillon.
The fan and driver pairing event will take place at 1p.m. Saturday on the concourse at Iowa Speedway. The event is open to fans.
The fan who is paired with the highest finishing eligible driver in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland will be crowned the “Dash 4 Cash” grand prize winner and take home $100,000.
Iowa Speedway concludes its race season this weekend. The season started the Speedway with “Wide Opening Weekend” in May and it ends with another party-like atmosphere with the “Dash 4 Cash Bash” on the frontstretch.
Every fan attending the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland may join the NASCAR-style celebration immediately after the checkered flag waves, culminating the popular “Dash 4 Cash” driver and fan sweepstakes and Iowa Speedway’s 2014 race season.
“The Dash 4 Cash was created to reward the full-time drivers and their avid fans in the NASCAR Nationwide Series,” Small said. “It’s fitting that our loyal fans will get to party on the track to celebrate the end of our racing season and the conclusion of the wildly successful program.”
The “Dash 4 Cash Bash” will take place on the recently raced frontstretch of Iowa Speedway and feature NASCAR Nationwide Series driver appearances, music from DJ Michaelis and K&N gift certificates for the first 100 fans “over the wall.” Party goers will also have an opportunity to win prizes and giveaways, play tailgate games, grab a drink and show off their best “Robot” or “Shopping Cart” moves on the frontstretch “under the lights.”