Final Dash 4 Cash at Indianapolis

It’s a Dash 4 Cash weekend for the Xfinity Racing Series for the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In the final Dash 4 Cash – Erik Jones won the D4C in Bristol, Ty Dillon won the D4C in Richmond, and Erik Jones won the D4C again in Dover – again the drivers will run two heat races and a main race with the top two drivers from each heat earn eligibility for the Dash 4 Cash. After running order was determined during qualifying the odd numbered positions will race in heat one and the even numbered positions will run in heat two. Running order for the main race is determined by the finishing order in the heat races. The highest finishing Xfinity Racing regular driver will win the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize.

Kyle Busch takes the pole position for the Lilly Diabetes 250 for his sixth Xfinity pole of the 2016 season. Kyle will lead the 20 car field down for the green flag in the first heat.

The drivers will make 20 laps around the 2.5 mile track in each of the heats with 60 laps in the main event.

The starting lineup for heat number one:
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Daniel Suarez
Joey Logano
Ryan Reed
Brandon Jones
Blake Koch
Jeb Burton
Jeremy Clements
Elliott Sadler
Matt DiBenedetto
Ryan Preece
JJ Yeley
Jeff Green
Garrett Smithley
Timmy Hill
Morgan Shepherd
Harrison Rhodes
Stanton Barrett
Mike Harmon

Choosing the inside lane, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and takes the lead of the race.

On lap four Matt DiBenedetto has already taken his car to the garage. Kyle Busch’s lead is over a second.

On lap five Timmy Hill joins DiBenedetto in the garage, Morgan Shepard is also off of the track.

On lap eight, Kyle Busch has already begun lapping cars; there are 16 cars on the lead lap.

Lap nine Mike Harmon takes his car to the garage.

Lap 12 Kyle Busch has a two second lead on the field with Ryan Preece the only car on that track one lap down.

After leading every lap in the heat, Kyle Busch wins the heat by over two seconds. Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler will be the two drivers running for the Dash 4 Cash.

The results for heat one:
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Daniel Suarez
Elliott Sadler
Jeb Burton
Brandon Jones
Ryan Reed
Blake Koch
Jeremy Clements
JJ Yeley
Jeff Green
Garrett Smithley
Ryan Preece
Harrison Rhodes
Stanton Barrett
Mike Harmon
Morgan Shepherd
Timmy Hill
Matt DiBenedetto

 

The starting lineup for heat two:
Erik Jones
Kevin Harvick
Justin Allgaier
Paul Menard
Brennan Poole
Ryan Sieg
Darrell Wallace Jr
Ty Dillon
Brendan Gaughan
Dakoda Armstrong
Ray Black Jr
Ross Chastain
BJ McLeod
David Starr
Brandon Gdovic
Ryan Ellis
Joey Gase
Derrike Cope
Todd Peck
Mario Gosselin

Taking the inside lane, Erik Jones brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and pulls out in front as the drivers get three wide behind him.

Only two laps into the race and Erik Jones has already pulled out to a lead of over a second.

ON lap five Erik Jones has increased his lead to nearly two seconds.

On lap seven that lead has gone to two and a half seconds.

On lap 10 all 20 cars are still on the lead lap and Erik Jones lead has increased to over three seconds.

Driving away from the field, Erik Jones has a lead of over four seconds with 17 cars on the lead lap.

With five laps to go, Erik Jones has pulled out to a lead of five seconds. And with only three laps to go that lead has gone to six seconds.

Driving it like he stole it, Erik Jones takes the checkered flag with a lead of over eight seconds after leading every lap in the heat.

The results for heat two:
Erik Jones
Kevin Harvick
Justin Allgaier
Paul Menard
Brennan Poole
Ty Dillon
Darrell Wallace Jr
Brendan Gaughan
Ryan Sieg
Dakoda Armstrong
Ross Chastain
Ray Black Jr
Brandon Gdovic
BJ McLeod
David Starr
Mario Gosselin
Ryan Ellis
Derrike Cope
Joey Gase
Todd Peck

Before the main event begins the drivers can make the same changes and adjustments they do during a normal pit stop. The only exception is that the heat two drivers can bring out the cooling equipment on pit road.

The starting lineup for the 60 lap main event:
Kyle Busch
Erik Jones
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
Justin Allgaier
Daniel Suarez
Paul Menard
Elliott Sadler
Brennan Poole
Jeb Burton
Ty Dillon
Brandon Jones
Darrell Wallace Jr
Ryan Reed
Brendan Gaughan
Blake Koch
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Dakoda Armstrong
JJ Yeley
Ross Chastain
Jeff Green
Ray Black Jr
Garrett Smithley
Brandon Gdovic
Ryan Preece
BJ McLeod
Harrison Rhodes
David Starr
Stanton Barrett
Mario Gosselin
Mike Harmon
Ryan Ellis
Morgan Shepherd
Derrike Cope
Timmy Hill
Joey Gase
Matt DiBenedetto
Todd Peck

Thinking they had a battery issue, Darrell Wallace Jr comes down pit road to check the battery and after coming back on the track, he will have to start at the back of the field. BJ McLeod, Stanton Barrett, and Todd Peck will also have to move to the back of the field for making unapproved adjustments during the break.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of the 60 lap race. The drivers are expected to make the race on on pit stop unless cautions come into play.

By lap three, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a half second lead.

After having to start the race at the back of the field, Darrell Wallace Jr has moved up to the 22nd spot – 16 places.

On lap six Todd Peck is out of the race with engine issues.

Lap seven Kyle Busch has increased his lead to over a second.

On lap 10 Timmy Hill takes his car to the garage.

On lap eleven Kyle Busch has pulled out to a two second lead.

With a two second lead on lap 14, Kyle Busch has lapped a number of cars and there are 32 cars on the lead lap.

On lap 17 Kyle Busch still holds a lead of over two seconds with 29 cars on the lead lap. Todd Peck is out of the race with Matt DiBenedetto and Timmy Hill off the track.

Drivers begin making green flag pit stops on lap 24. Timmy Hill is out of the race with a vibration and Matt DiBenedetto is out with brake issues.

Kyle Busch pits on lap 27 turning the lead over to Brendan Gaughan.

On lap 28 Morgan Shephard is out of the race and Brandan Gaughan pits giving Kyle Busch the lead.

In heavy traffic, the lapped cars are slowing down the leaders allowing drivers to cut into Kyle Busch’s lead which is still over a second and a half.

Lap 30, the race has reached the halfway point – Kyle Busch continues his dominance with a lead of over two seconds, with 23 cars on the lead lap, and there are four cars out of the race.

On lap 34, Darrell Wallace Jr has moved up to the 15th position; the last car on the lead lap.

On lap 37 NASCAR has flagged Mike Harmon for not maintaining the required minimum speed; he is several laps down. Jeff Green takes his car to the garage.

On lap 40 Jeff Green is out of the race with gear issues and Kyle Busch has a lead of 2.5 seconds.

On lap 43 Erik Jones brings his car down pit road with a flat tire after brushing the wall. He was in second place at the time and the leading driver to win the D4C. Kyle Busch now has a lead of nearly eight seconds.

Erik Jones brings out the first caution flag of the race on lap 48 when he spins out – and doesn’t hit anything. Brandon Jones gets the “lucky dog”. The caution erases a Kyle Busch eight second lead on the field.

Once pit road opens some of the drivers come down pit road for fresh tires, Kyle Busch stays out on the track. Ryan Preece and Mario Gosselin were penalized for an uncontrolled tire on pit road. Derrike Cope also received a penalty from NASCAR.

On lap 53 Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and takes the lead of the race.

Ray Black Jr brings out the second caution flag after making contact with Ross Chastain and the hits Harrison Rhodes before he and Rhodes hit the wall.

It is taking some time to get the track cleaned up and the race will go into overtime.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the overtime green flag start on lap 61. The restart is good.

Kyle Busch takes the white flag.

Winning his seven of the eleven races he has won, Kyle Busch takes the checkered flag to win the race. It is his 83rd Xfinity career win.

Junior Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier wins the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize.

The unofficial results of the Lilly’s Diabetes 250 60 lap main event;
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Paul Menard
kyle Larson
Justin Allgaier
Elliott Sadler
Daniel Suarez
Joey Logano
Ty Dillon
Brandon Jones
Brennan Poole
Jeb Burton
Ryan Reed
Darrell Wallace Jr
Blake Koch
Brendan Galagher
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Sieg
JJ Yeley
Dakoda Armstrong
Ross Chastain
Erik Jones
Garrett Smithley
David Starr
Ryan Preece
BJ McLeod
Brandon Gdovic
Joey Gase
Mario Gosselin
Ryan Ellis
Stanton Barrett
Derrike Cope
Ray Black Jr
Harrison Rhodes
Mike Harmon
Jeff Green
Morgan Shepherd
Matt DiBenedetto
Timmy Hill
Todd Peck


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