After having a couple of weekends off, the Xfinity Series returns to kick off a doubleheader weekend with the Cup Series for some short track racing on the half mile track at Martinsville, better known as The Paperclip with the Cook Out 250.

With six races in the books, there has been five different winners with Austin Cindric as the only driver to win more than once with two race wins.

The Dash-4-Cash races return this year with the race at Martinsville as the first of four races where drivers can earn extra case for beating out some fellow competitors. Justin Allgaier, AJ Allmendinger, Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson will all compete for an extra $100,000.  Only full time Xfinity Series drivers can qualify for the Dash-4-Cash prize.

The remaining Dash-4-Cash races are being held at Talladega, Darlington, and Dove.  The top four Series regulars finishers will qualify for the Dash-4-Cash at the next race.

Dash-4-Cash driver Harrison Burton sits on the pole and will bring the field to green.  Cousin Jeb Burton is hoping to be the fourth member of the Burton clan to win a race at Martinsville; joining cousin Harrison, dad Ward, and uncle Jeff.  Burton starts the race in 13th place.

The starting lineup for the Cook Out 250:
Harrison Burton
Justin Allgaier
AJ Allmendinger
Daniel Hemric
Justin Haley
Austin Cindric
Riley Herbst
Noah Gragson
Myatt Snider
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements
Ryan Sieg
Jeb Burton
Landon Cassill
Josh Williams
Ty Gibbs
Tommy Joe Martins
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Brandon Brown
Timmy Hill
Jesse Little
Alex Labbe
Colby Howard
Brandon Jones
Brandon Gdovic
Bayley Currey
Brett Moffitt
Joe Graf Jr
Josh Berry
Jade Buford
Kyle Weatherman
Blaine Perkins
JJ Yeley
David Starr
Ryan Vargas
Matt Mills
George Gorham Jr
Stefan Parsons
Gray Gaulding
Matt Jaskol

Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon join Adam Alexander in the FOX Sports broadcast booth for the race.

Oddly enough, after NASCAR tested running a race under wet weather conditions earlier in the week, it was a rainstorm that has delayed the race.

Stages one and two of the race are 60 laps each with stage three lasting 130 laps for a total of 250 laps around the half mile track.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 25.

With real fans in the stands, Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane and edges out Justin Allgaier for the lead.

Lap two, the top five are Harrison Burton, AJ Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Austin Cindric.

Lap four, Harrison Burton leads the field with AJ Allmendinger just a tenth of a second back.

Lap six Jade Buford brings out the first caution flag of the race when he spins out from 28th place.

Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap eleven from the inside lane and gets out in front to hold on to the lead with AJ Allmendinger and Justin Allgaier battling for second.

Lap 12, the top five are Harrison Burton, Justin Allgaier, Austin Cindric, Noa Gragson, and Ryan Sieg.

AJ Allmendinger makes an unscheduled trip down pit road for a flat tire.

Matt Mills is six laps down.

Lap 14, Harrison Burton has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Justin Allgaier.  AJ Allmendinger returns to the track two laps down.

Lapa 23, Justin Allgaier has closed the gap on leader Harrison Burton to under half a second.

The yellow flag comes out at the end of lap 25 for the competition caution.

During the caution, AJ Allmendinger made another trip down pit road for what he thought was a flat tire.  The tires were fine, but he is reporting that something has broken on the front end of the car.

Lap 33, Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag restart from the inside lane with Austin Cindric alongside.  Burton gets out in front to hold on to the lead.

Lap 35, Harrison Burton has a lead of over a second on Austin Cindric; Noah Gragson, Justin Allgaier, and Myatt Snider round out the top five.  There are 37 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 38, Noah Gragson takes second from Austin Cindric with Harrison Burton over a second out in front.

The caution flag comes out on lap 45 when Stefan Parsons spins out.

AJ Allmendinger makes another trip down pit road.

Harrison Burton brings the field down for the green flag restart with 13 laps remaining in stage one and holds on to the lead.

Jeb Burton had to restart the race from the back of the field after being charged with “holding back” on restarts.


The caution flag comes out on lap 49 when Michael Annett spins out.  AJ Allmendinger is the “lucky dog” and gets one of his laps back.

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service including leader Harrison Burton.

With just five laps remaining in the race, Noah Gragson brings the field down for the green flag restart from the inside lane and takes the lead.

The caution flag comes out with just two laps remaining in stage one when Myatt Snider gets turned around after contact on the track, Tommy Joe Martins and Riley Herbst were also involved in the incident.

Ending under the caution flag, Noah Gragson wins stage one.


The top 10 drivers at the end of stage one:
Noah Gragson
Austin Cindric
Justin Haley
Ty Gibbs
Brandon Brown
Myatt Snider
Jeremy Clenents
JJ Yeley
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Bayley Currey


The isue with AJ Allmendinger’s car is a sway bar issue.

Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two from the inside lane and edges out Justin Allgaier for the lead.

Lap 68, the top five are Brett Moffitt, Brandon Jones, Justin Allgaier, Josh Berry, and Ryan Sieg.

Lap 71, Brandon Jones gets around Brett Moffitt for the lead with Josh Berry taking second.

Lap 75, Brandon Jones has a quarter of a second lead on josh Berry; Brett Moffitt, Daniel Hemric, and Ryan Sieg round out the top five.

Lap 78, Josh Berry passes Brandon Jones for the lead.

Lap 82, Josh Berry has the lead with Brandon Jones in second; Daniel Hemric, Brett Moffitt, and Ryan Sieg round out the top five.

Lap 88, Josh Berry has the lead but is getting challenged by Brandon Jones.

Lap 89, Brandon Jones retakes the lead.

Lap 90, the rains come down and NASCAR red flags the race.

After a delay for rain of over three hours, NASCAR has called the race and will resume the event at noon on Sunday – April 11.



Some 36 hours after NASCAR called the race due to rain, the Xfinity Series drivers return to complete the Cook Out 250 that was started on Friday night.

The cars were originally set up for racing under the lights, but will return to the track to race in the daylight.

The running order at the time of the red flag:
Brandon Jones
Josh Berry
Daniel Hemric
Brett Moffitt
Jeb Burton
Ryan Sieg
Harrison Burton
Austin Cindric
Noah Gragson
Justin Allgaier
Michael Annett
Justin Haley
Ty Gibbs
Myatt Snider
Jeremy Clements
Tommy Joe Martins
Blain Perkins
Kyle Weatherman
George Gorham Jr
Josh Williams
Brandon Brown
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Gray Gaulding
Joe Graf Jr
Jade Buford
Riley Herbst
JJ Yeley
David Starr
Alex Labbe
Landon Cassill
Ryan Vargas
Brandon Gdovic
Stefan Parsons
Bayley Currey
Colby Howard
Jesse Little
Timmy Hill
Matt Jaskol
AJ Allmendinger
Matt Mills

As soon as the drivers take to the track on lap 91, the yellow flag is out and the laps are counting.

Early in the race, AJ Allmendinger had an issue with his car and made a number of pit stops for what he thought were flat tires. The issue turned out to be a bolt coming off of the sway bar.

Brandon Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 97.

Daniel Hemric takes the lead.

Ryan Vargas has an issue with his car and makes it to pit road; the track stays green.

Justin Allgaier made a pit stop prior to the green flag for adjustments and fresh tires.

With 18 laps remaining in stage two Daniel Hemric leads the race; Brandon Jones, Jeb Burton, Austin Cindric, and Josh Berry round out the top five.

Myatt Snider makes contact with Josh Williams and gets a flat tire bringing out the caution flag with 15 laps remaining in stage two. Josh Williams spins out after the contact.

AJ Allmendinger is the “lucky dog” and is back on the lead lap.

Drivers come down pit road for service. The teams were given only three sets of tires for the race. Make a pit stop for fresh tires during this caution have only one set of sticker tires remaining in their pits.

NASCAR has determined that Josh Williams intentionally caused the caution flag; as a result, he was penalized one lap.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart with just eight laps remaining in stage two.

Daneil Hemric gets out in front to hold on to the lead with Noah Gragson in second.

Lap 114, the top five are Daniel Hemric, Noah Gragson, Jeb Burton, Michael Annett, and Jeremy Clements. There are 34 cars on the lead lap. Ryan Vargas is out of the race and Blaine Perkins is off the track.

Daniel Hemric wins stage two for his third stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Daniel Hemric
Noah GragsonJeb Burton
Michael Annett
Jeremy Clements
Tommy Joe Martins
Stefan Parsons
JJ Yeley
George Gorham Jr
Josh Berry

The drivers who did not make a pit stop during the last caution flag come down pit road for service. After taking fuel only, JJ Yeley wins the race off of pit road.

Tommy Joe Martins brings the field down for the green flag sgtart of stage three on lap 132 from the inside lane but it is Josh Berry who jumps out in front for the lead.

The top five are Josh Berry, Justin Haley, Riley Herbst, Tommy Joe Martins, and Austin Cindric.

Lap 134, Josh Berry has pulled out to a half second lead on Justin Haley; Riley Herbst is in third with Austin Cindric and Tommy Joe Martins battling it out for fourth.

Now back on the lead lap, AJ Allmendinger has moved up to 30th place.

Lap 140, the caution flag come out for a spin out and hitting the wall by Colby Howard after some contact from Kyle Weatherman.

Josh Berry brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 146 with Justijn Haley alongside. Berry jumps out in front for the lead in his number eight car.

The top five are Josh Berry, Justin Haley, Austin Cindric, Brandon Jones, and Ty Gibbs.

Blaine Perkins is back on the track 19 laps down. Colby Howard is on pit road.

Lap 150, Josh Berry holds on to the lead of the race with 35 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 152, the top five are Josh Berry, Justin Haley, Austin Cindric, Ty Gibbs, and Harrison Burton.

Lap 153, Brandon Gdovic brings out the caution flag after spinning out after some contact from Jeremy Clements.

Dash-4-Cash drivers Harrison Burton, Justin Allgaier, and Noah Gragson are all in the top 10 with AJ Allmendinger in 22nd place. The driver who finishes the highest will earn $100,000.

Josh Berry brings the field down for the green flag restart with 91 laps remaining in the race. Berry jumps out in front to hold on to the lead with Austin Cindric in second.

The top five are Josh Berry, Austin Cindric, Justin Haley, Harrison Burton, and Ty Gibbs.

With 86 laps to go, Riley Herbst has a flat tire and has to make an unscheduled pit stop. The track stays green.

Lap 163, Josh Berry leads the race with Austin Cindric in second; Justin Haley, Ty Gibbs, and Harrison Burton round out the top five. AJ Allmendinger has entered the top 20 in 19th place.

Eighty to go, Josh Berry has a near half second lead on Austin Cindric; Justin Haley, Ty Gibbs, and Brandon Jones round out the top five.

Tommy Joe Martins makes an unscheduled trip down pit road with a possible tire issue.

The caution flag comes out with 75 laps to go after contact between Blaine Perkins and Joe Graf Jr.

The crew is pushing Tommy Joe Martins car down pit road.

Josh Williams is the “lucky dog” and gets his lap back.

Drivers come down pit road for that final set of tires, adjustments, and fuel. Josh Berry wins the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Bayley Currey brings the field down for the green flag restart with Stefan Parsons alongside with 67 laps to go. Coming from four rows back, Josh Berry moves up to third on the restart with Bayley Currey in the lead.

Lap 183, the top five are Bayley Currey, Josh Berry, Ty Gibbs, Brandon Jones, and Stefan Parsons.

Lap 186, Josh Berry retakes the lead.

AJ Allmendinger has moved up to 16th place but has been unable to move forward.

Sixty to go, the top five are Josh Berry, Ty Gibbs, Brandon Jones, Noah Gragson, and Harrison Burton.

With 57 laps remaining in the race, Ty Gibbs passes Josh Berry for the lead.

Je Graf Jr is out of the race. Colby Howard continues to remain off the track.

With 32 cars on the lead lap, Ty Gibbs has a quarter of a second lead on Josh Berry with 52 laps remaining in the race.

Lapa 200, the top five are Ty Gibbs, Josh Berry, Brandon Jones, Noah Gragson, and Harrison Burton.

Landon Cassill is on pit road.

There are 28 cars on the lead lap. Colby Howard is out of the race.

The caution flag comes out on lap 204 when Alex Labbe spins out after being in a three wide battle for position.

AJ Allmendinger has moved up to 14th place.

Ty Gibbs brings the field down for the green flag restart with 40 laps to go and gets out in front for the lead with Josh Berry in second.

The top five are Ty Gibbs, Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones.

Lap 215, Ty Gibbs has a third of a second lead on Josh Berry; Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton, and Brand Jones round out the top five.

Jeffrey Earnhardt and Landon Cassill are off the track. Colby Howard, Joe Graf Jr, and Ryan Vargas are the only cars out of the race.

There are 26 cars on the lead lap.

Thirty to go, Ty Gibbs holds on to a narrow lead on Josh Berry but Berry is on his bumper and challenging for the lead.

Lap 221, Josh Berry passes Ty Gibbs for the lead. Noah Gragson and Ty Gibbs battle for second.

Noah Gragson gets around Ty Gibbs for second and sets his sights on team mate Josh Berry for the lead.

Twenty-five to go, the top five are Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs, Brandon Jones, and Harrison Burton.

Lap 229, Josh Berry has a near one second lead on Noah Gragson; Ty Gibbs, Daniel Hemric, and Brandon Jones round out the top five with 26 cars on he lead lap.

Lap 234, Josh Berry has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Noah Gragson; Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs, and Brandon Jones round out the top five.

Ten to go, Josh Berry has a near one second lead on Noah Gragson; Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs, and Brandon Jones round out the top five. AJ Allmendinger is in 13th place.

Eight to go, Josh Berry holds on to his near one second lead on Noah Gragson. Currently, Gragson is the highest placed driver of the the four Dash-4-Cash drivers and is in position to take home the $100,000 prize.

Gray Gaulding’s car is reportedly smoking.

Josh Berry takes the white flag.

Josh Berry wins the race for his first career Xfinty Series win…and the grandfather clock! Noah Gragson wins the Dash-4-Cash prize. The last driver to win at Martinsville Speedway in the Xfinity Series in the number eight car was car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The unofficial results of the Cook Out 250:
Josh Berry
Noah Gragson
Daniel Hemric
Ty Gibbs
Brandon Jones
Austin Cindric
Harrison Burton
Justin Haley
Justin Allgaier
Michael Annett
Jeb Burton
Brett Moffitt
AJ Allmendinger
Jeremy Clements
Myatt Snider
Josh Williams
Brandon Gdovic
George Gorham Jr
Jade Buford
Stefan Parsons
Gray Gaulding
David Starr
Ryan Sieg
JJ Yeley
Kyle Weatherman
Bayley Currey
Brandon Brown
Matt Jaskol
Riley Herbst
Timmy Hill
Alex Labbe
Jesse Little
Matt Mills
Tommy Joe Martins
Blaine Perkins
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Landon Cassill
Joey Graf Jr
Colby Howard
Ryan Vargas