Regan Smith's eighth place finish in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 XFINITY Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided his JR Motorsports team a reason to celebrate. Smith’s top-ten finish was good enough to earn him a check for $100,000 as the second round winner of the Dash4Cash program.
Smith bettered championship leader Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan to claim Saturday's portion of the winnings.
More importantly, since Regan also collected $100,000 on May 30, after winning the first round at Dover, Delaware, he is one step closer to winning a million dollars in the series' Dash 4 Cash incentive program.
If Smith wins the next Dash 4 Cash award and then wins the final round race outright on September 5th at Darlington, the NASCAR Driver would receive a total $1 million for the effort.
Smith, along with Indianapolis' runner-up Ryan Blaney, third place finisher Daniel Suarez and fifth place finisher Elliott Sadler now advance and are eligible for the third round of competition Aug. 21 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
In the meantime, Smith joked that he already had an idea how to spend at least a portion of his now $200,000 Dash 4 Cash effort.
"I'd like to buy a cool box, I'm really hot right now," he joked with a big smile.
Dash 4 Cash - Designed to highlight the unique competition between championship-eligible NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers, the highly recognizable program will potentially result in $1 million awarded to one talented driver.
Fans can enter to win their own chance to win $100,000 in the Dash 4 Cash event. Click here for the entry form. This sweepstakes ends on 08/22/15.