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Nationwide Series drivers grab some charity money for Feed America

By Lee Montgomery

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – Nationwide Insurance raised some money and had a little fun with a handful of NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday.

Nationwide raised $609 for the company’s community partner, Feed America, while also promoting the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash program.

Nationwide rented one of those money-grab machines and had drivers get in the machine and try to grab as many fake bills as possible in 30 seconds. Nationwide then matched the fake money with real money for Feed America.

Of course, drivers are a competitive bunch, so they each tried to up each other using various techniques. Scott Riggs proved to be the most effective, lifting his shirt to scoop money as it flew up. He grabbed $152 in fake money, easily out-distancing Colin Braun’s $103.

Other driver’s totals: Kelly Bires, $77; Carl Edwards, $61; Trevor Bayne $59; Justin Allgaier, $52; Ricky Stenhouse Jr. $51.

Some media members also participated to increase the total to Feed America, through the 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Nashville, Tenn.