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Byron Scores Third Dash4Cash Win of 2017 for JR Motorsports

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash program has belonged to JR Motorsports this season, with the organization winning two of the first three races heading into Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover, the final race in the program for the 2017 season.

While Justin Allgaier had scored the two Dash4Cash wins for the team at Phoenix and Richmond, it was rookie William Byron that brought home the $100,000 bonus at the Monster Mile with his sixth-place finish.

“Credit this race team,” said Byron. “Hopefully we can keep building on this. We got off cycle the last stop. I wish we could have gotten a win, but $100,000 is really good. Good top-six for us. Hopefully we can get better next week. I think this is really something to build on.”

Byron, who had not finished in the top-10 since early April at Texas, started the day in Dover with an eighth-place qualifying run and finished the first stage in fourth place as the top Xfinity Series regular, punching his ticket to be eligible for the bonus at the end of the race.

Stage two would see Byron keep his No. 9 Chevrolet in the top-10 with a sixth-place finish at lap 120.

The final stage would be more of the same for the 19-year old as he was able to stay in front of his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler and a hard charging Darrell Wallace, Jr. by the time the checkered flag flew to score the best finish among the eligible Dash4Cash drivers and take home the money.

Byron’s sixth-place finish was his sixth top-10 finish of the season and he remains third in points, 57 markers behind Sadler and Allgaier heading to next weekend’s race at Pocono.

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David Morgan is the Associate Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s and became hooked at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993. He has traveled across the country since 2012 to cover some of the most prestigious events both IndyCar and NASCAR have to offer, with an aim to only expand on that in the near future.