(LEXINGTON, OH) The first round of the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash saw the cars and stars of the Xfinity Series hit the scenic road course of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The top eight drivers in the championship began their four race journey to the championship on the tight twists and turns of the 13 turn course, the lone road course on the schedule.
Sam Maxwell showed the way in qualifying, turning the fastest lap of the 20 drivers in attendance. The #68 was on rails early on in the race, which saw a first turn mishap that sent Brad Cross spinning off course.
Maxwell would lead the first 11 laps before relinquishing the lead to Ohio native Travis McQuistion, one of four Ohio drivers in the field. McQuistion would hold the lead in his #93 through the lone pit stop as the race went caution free.
With McQuistion not in the Dash 4 Cash, the race win was valuable for many others. Maxwell challenged for the win, but came up short in the end. McQuistion took the victory, his first Xfinity Series win. Maxwell was second followed by Ty Hester, Lee Staples and Jonathan Holstein.
Sam Maxwell leads to the Championship battle by two points over Ty Hester. Jason Stewart is third just six points back from the lead, Jonathan Holstein sits fourth seven points back, Allan Young fifth eight points behind the lead, Tom Giannini -11 in sixth, Jim Foose -13 in seventh and Jared Mogard -15 in eighth.