Matt DiBenedetto has made two starts at Michigan International Speedway and has not yet cracked the top 25, but he has improved in every outing. If he qualifies in the top 30 this weekend, his personal trend could continue.
Matt DiBenedetto scored a dramatic top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway this April, but his fortunes took a turn for the worse after that. His last three attempts this year ended in crash damage.
Matt DiBenedetto’s best finish on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks came at Kansas last May. In the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, he started 35th and finished 25th.
An emotional Matt DiBenedetto was almost in tears following his sixth-place finish in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He started the day 30th, but remained on the lead lap all afternoon in route to his upset.
Matt DiBenedetto has an average loss of 0.4 positions per race in the first five events this season, but that is not representative of how he has run. In his last four attempts, he has finished better than he started each time.
Matt DiBenedetto is coming off his career-best unrestricted track finish. He was 20th last week at Phoenix International Raceway in the Good Sam 500.
Matt DiBenedetto qualified 23rd for the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, which is the third-best starting position in his career and his second-best on an unrestricted speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify for last year’s Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 so this will be his first attempt at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Heading to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, BK Racing welcomes Sewanee University aboard the No. 83 Toyota.
Matt DiBenedetto qualified fast enough to make the Daytona 500 on time, but he was the highest finishing Open Driver and raced his way into the show. His finish allowed teammate Robert Richardson to fall back on his time and make the show as well.
Matt DiBenedetto will race in the Daytona 500. He posted the second fastest time among the Open drivers behind Ryan Blaney. His speed of 192.686 put him 26th on the chart and narrowly beat Michael McDowell.
Matt DiBenedetto has made only three starts on the restrictor-plate, superspeedways in his short career. He did not have enough experience last year to attempt the Daytona 500 and was forced to make his debut on this track type in May at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
After making his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut with BK Racing in 2015, Matt DiBenedetto will return to pilot the No. 83 Toyota Camry in 2016.
Matt DiBenedetto (#83 Cosmo Toyota Camry) finished 37th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.