Various drivers talk about how they ran during the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Matt Crafton comments on his chance at a win dashed again, while others comment on strong top-five finishes.
Smith, Sadler, Blaney and Suarez advance to Dash 4 Cash at Bristol SPEEDWAY, Ind. -- Regan Smith 's eighth place finish in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 XFINITY Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway wasn't the victory he'd hoped for, but Smith and his JR Motorsports team was still able to celebrate having gotten one step closer to winning a million dollars in the series' Dash 4 Cash incentive program. While race winner Kyle Busch was hoisting trophies nearby in victory lane, Smith accepted a check for $100,000 as the second round winner of the Dash4Cash program. He also collected $100,000 on May 30, after winning the first round at Dover, Delaware. Any driver who wins the first three Dash 4 Cash awards then wins the final round race outright -- Sept. 5 at Darlington -- would total $1 million for the effort. Smith bettered championship leader Chris Buescher , Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan to claim Saturday's portion of the winnings. 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. "We had three battles we were fighting today,'' Smith said standing alongside his No. 7 AmericasPower.org Chevy covered in pretend dollar bills. "First and foremost we wanted to win the race and we weren't capable of doing that today. We knew that so then we wanted to win the money and gain points on the 60-car and we did both of those things today and that's what we've got to keep doing every week. "I know as a company we're working hard to get going further forward. "I thought we could have been anywhere from 6th to 10th . We'll take that and we're going to bust our ass the rest of the year." Smith, last year's championship runner-up sits fourth in the rankings entering next week's XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway. He trails Buescher by 51 points. 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. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
August's Pocono race will mark his 2015 NCWTS debut, joined by Harvick RELATED: Harvick set to race at Pocono Mountains 150 Kyle Busch will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Aug. 1 for the Pocono Mountains 150 . RELATED: Truck Series entry list for Pocono Busch missed the first three months of NASCAR racing due to severe leg and foot injuries he suffered in the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener. In his comeback, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver has had an impressive few months of racing on both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY sides and is looking to, once again, top the Camping World Truck Series leaderboard. With a total of 42 wins, 79 top fives, 99 top-10 results and 16 poles, Busch is hoping to add to his impressive Camping World Truck Series statistics this August. Busch's last Camping World Truck Series win was in October during the 2014 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas, where he led for 80 laps. The Aug. 1 race will only be Busch's second time racing at the Tricky Triangle in the Truck Series. The first time was in 2011 when he started and finished second behind Kevin Harvick . Coincidentally, Harvick will also make his 2015 Camping World Truck Series debut at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track next month, driving the No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
James Buescher and Ross Chastain make slight contact on pit road, causing tempers to ignite on pit road during the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jennifer Jo Cobb loses a tire and makes hard contact with the wall bringing out a late caution during the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ron Hornaday Jr. makes contact with Brennan Newberry but avoids major contact in the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Timothy Peters takes the checkers and wins the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brennan Newberry's tough night continues as he spins for a third time collecting Matt Kruszewski during the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Team owner says sponsorship will be the key to go to two cars Furniture Row Racing is having its best season to date with driver Martin Truex Jr . earning 14 top-10 finishes in the first 17 races of the season, which has the Denver, Colorado-based organization looking toward the future. Owner Barney Visser told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Saturday that he would like to have a second team in less than two years. "We'd like to have (a second team) by '17," Visser said. "I doubt that it will happen by '16, but we think maybe '17 it's going to roll around the way we need it to. "We're going to have to attract the sponsors. When we finally get the sponsors, we'll be able to do it." In its 10th season, Furniture Row is a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifier for the second time in three years, having made its first Chase in 2013 with Kurt Busch . Truex earned the team's second win last month at Pocono Raceway to go with Regan Smith 's Southern 500 victory at Darlington Raceway in 2011. Visser rewarded his team members based in the Rocky Mountains with rings to celebrate its Pocono win. The owner noted the long hours and tight turnarounds that come with being located outside of the Charlotte, North Carolina, hub of racing. "This team, this last week, was probably a 100-hour week for them," Visser said. "The road crew, it's just brutal on them. Everyone in the shop, when we've had to turn cars around all year, sometimes we turned cars around in just a couple days. They put them back out. "The guys have done everything we've asked them to do, and I feel like they earned it." Earlier this season, Visser also said his team needed more manufacturer support than Chevrolet was currently providing, and the team had spoken with the sport's other manufacturers, Ford and Toyota. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule