It’s some Friday night short track racing for the Xfinity Series with the ToytaCare 250 from Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
The race at Richmond is the second Dash-4-Cash race with Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, and Chase Briscoe racing for the $100,000 prize. In the first Dash-4-Cash race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Christopher Bell took the prize when he won the race.
After wet weather washed out qualifying for the Xfinity Series, the field was set by ca rowner points with rookie driver Riley Herbst making only his second Xfinity race start driving the number 18 car.
After retiring last season, Elliott Sadler returns to the track for tonight’s race.
Crew chief Chad Knaus joins Adam Alexander and Michael Waltrip in the FOX broadcast booth for the race.
Stages one and two of the race are 75 laps each with stage three lasting 100 laps for a total of 250 laps around the ¾ mile track.
Riley Herbst brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and edges out Tyler Reddck to lead the first lap.
Lap two the drivers are already getting three wide with Cole Custer taking the lead of the race.
Lap 20, Justin Allgaier challenges Cole Custer for the lead and on lap 21 he takes over the lead of the race.
Lap 37, Christopher Bell gets around Justin Allgaier for the lead and after the duo swapping it back and forth a couple of times, Bell is the new leader on lap 39.
The caution flag comes out on lap 64.
Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road but not all of the drivers made a pit stop.
Michael Annett brings the field down for the green flag restart with only five laps remaining n the stage. Justin Allgaier gets out in front for the lead.
Justin Allgaier wins stage one.
The top 10 at the end of stage one;
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Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 81 and jumps out in front for the lead.
Lap 106 leader Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Christopher Bell.
Crew chiefs are reporting that more bad weather is on the way and will impact the race.
The caution flag comes out with 24 laps remaining in stage two for Jeremy Clements’ smoking car.
Cole Custer wins the race off of pit road but not every driver made a pit stop including the leader Justin Allgaier.
Justin Allgaier brings the field down for the green flag restart with only 14 laps remaining in stage two. Cole Custer is on leader Justin Allgaier’s bumper and looking to take the lead.
Cole Custer gets around Justin Allgaier from the outside lane to take over the lead of the race.
The caution flag comes out with only eight laps when Christopher Bell gets into a wreck.
Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag restart with only four laps remaining in stage two. The drivers are getting three wide across the track.
Cole Custer wins stage two.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
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Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three with 90 laps remaining in the race and holds on to his lead.
With only 70 laps remaining n the race, Brandon Jones takes his car to the garage with an engine issue.
Tyler Reddick reports that he has no power steering. Last week Monster Energy Cup Series driver Chase Elliott also ran a short track race with the power steering not working.
Despite numerous reports of imminent bad weather, the track continues to stay green,
With only 58 laps remaining in the race Cole Custer has pulled out to a lead of over a second on second place driver Justin Allgaier.
Forty to go, Cole Custer has a lead of nearly a second and a half as the laps count down.
David Starr spins out with a flat tire with less than 40 laps remaining in the race.
Cole Custer wins the race off of pit road.
Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag restart with 32 laps remaining n the race.
The caution flag comes out for a crash involving Noah Gragson and Kaz Grala.
Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag restart with only 27 laps remaining in the race and Austin Cindric takes over the lead.
With 21 laps to go Austin Cindric and Cole Custer battle for the lead with Custer taking the lead with 20 laps to go.
Fifteen to go, Cole Custer has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Austin Cindric.
Five to go, Cole Custer has increased his lead to over two seconds on Austin Cindric.
Cole Custer takes the white flag.
Cole Custer wins the race for his second race win of the season and his first win in Richmond.
Once the checkered flag waved, the rains began to fall.
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