NXS: What to watch for in today’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash program is back, offering drivers the chance to win a $100,000 bonus in four designated races. This Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway will determine the qualifiers for the first Dash 4 Cash race. To be eligible, drivers must be full-time in the Xfinity Series and declared for points. Only two drivers, Corey Heim and Taylor Gray, are not eligible due to their Truck Series commitments.

The top four eligible Xfinity drivers at Richmond will compete in the first Dash 4 Cash race at Martinsville Speedway on April 6 followed by Texas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and rounded out the four-race series at Dover Motor Speedway.

Richmond Raceway has a rich history in the Xfinity Series, with Kevin Harvick leading in wins, top fives, and top 10s. Kyle Busch holds records for most poles, laps led, and the qualifying record.

Among the drivers competing at Richmond, only Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer have won there before and seeking their first win of the season.

In the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, Jesse Love leads with 166 points, followed by Shane van Gisbergen with 108 points.

Bubba Pollard, known for his success in late model racing winning more than 100 events will make his Xfinity Series debut at Richmond for JR Motorsports, Taylor Gray will also make his Xfinity debut driving for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No 19 that’s seen Aric Almirola and Ty Gibbs in the car in prior events.

Morgen Baird will attempt to make his Xfinity Series debut with JD Motorsports, having previously raced in the ARCA Menards Series. Practice, qualifying, and the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond will be broadcast on FS1 beginning at 8:35 a.m. ET.