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Matt DiBenedetto

Team: GoFAS Racing-32
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/27/1991

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Matt DiBenedetto has made three previous starts at Daytona International Speedway and his best result came in his first attempt; he was 26th in the 2015 Coke Zero 400.
That is also the only time DiBenedetto finished on the lead lap on this course. He has not been much better at Talladega SuperSpeedway with only one result better than 25th and that too came in his first start on that track. DiBenedetto is trending down and should be avoided on plate tracks. Feb 19 - 12:37 PM

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Go Fas Racing announced that Gene Nead will assume crew chief duties for the No. 32 Ford Fusion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2017 season.

Nead, a veteran crew chief, brings to GFR more than 20 years of crew chief experience in NASCAR's top-three series' and has accumulated 9 wins, 66 top-five finishes, and 11 poles. Last year, he served as crew chief of the No. 83 at BK Racing, where he worked with Matt DiBenedetto, and together they earned their best ever finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Source: MRN
Jan 20 - 5:28 PM

Matt DiBenedetto has made four starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in his career, has one top-10, and recorded his best average finish there.

With an average of 19.25 in four starts, DiBenedetto might seem to be of limited use. Take another look, however, and one will see that he has finished better than he started in every race and completed all of the laps on this bullring last year. Go Fas Racing wants to concentrate on one driver next year and they could be a solid value on a few occasions if they remain patient with the third-year racer.
Jan 5 - 12:04 PM

Go Fas Racing (GFR) is pleased to announce that Matt DiBenedetto will pilot the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford for all 36 scheduled events in NASCAR's Premier Series during the 2017 season.

DiBenedetto comes to GFR after completing two full seasons in NASCAR's Premier Series where he tallied 68 starts and a season-best finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway in Spring of 2016. Go Fas Racing is looking forward to the opportunity to focus on having one driver in the seat for all 36 scheduled races since its inception into the series in 2014.-GFR
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:37:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto will not race for BK Racing in 2017, according to a statement by the team on their Facebook page.

"Our 33rd and 34th place finishes this year did not produce the results we were hoping to achieve," Devine said. "I am, however, very proud of Matt DiBenedetto and his many accomplishments over the past two years. I am confident that Matt will go on to be a very successful NASCAR driver, and I believe it is the right time to release him so that he can pursue other opportunities." No replacement has been named. DiBenedetto’s departure comes on the heels of an announcement that David Ragan will not return to their other car.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 02:02:00 PM

In terms of Matt DiBenedetto’s Homestead career, there is only one number that must be remembered: 37.

DiBenedetto qualified 37th and finished 37th last year in his only start. He was four laps off the pace and a non-factor for a top-30. This week, he will need to qualify on time in a third BK Racing entry.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto has been cleared to race this week at Phoenix International Raceway.

DiBenedetto has recorded a few strong runs on drivers’ tracks, so he should be watched in practice and qualification. Last week he was forced to sit out the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway because of NASCAR’s concussion protocol. "I am completely fine but I appreciate everyone looking out for my safety," he said via Twitter.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:21:00 PM

BK Racing's Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the No. 83 Toyota, will not compete in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway after entering concussion protocol, according to the team. Jeffrey Earnhardt will pilot the car in his absence.

DiBenedetto was not cleared by physicians to race, the team announced in a statement, following a wreck in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race. DiBenedetto smacked the wall in a solo incident after completing 129 of 200 laps in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. He was treated and released from the infield care center and finished 36th.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Matt DiBenedetto has finished on the lead lap only once in 17 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

The encouraging fact is that his lead lap finish came in his most recent attempt in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. He finished 24th after starting 27th. One week previous he finishe3d 25th after starting 24th at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but was five laps off the pace. If he qualifies in the mid-20s at Texas Motor Speedway, he could be a solid sleeper.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Besides driving his regular No. 83 Toyota Camry Sunday's Sprint Cup Series AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt DiBenedetto will pilot the No. 14 Superior Essex Toyota Camry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Fort Worth on Saturday.

Coming off of an 11th place NXS finish in Kansas, DiBenedetto is fueled by momentum heading to the Lone Star state. This weekend will mark his 4th NXS start at TMS, where in his three previous runs, he completed a total of 359 laps at the 1.5-mile oval. Debuting sponsorship in Kansas, the No. 14 Toyota will again sport the red and black paint scheme of Superior Essex for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. DiBenedetto and the No. 14 team head to Texas with an optimistic mindset in hopes of securing another solid finish.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto will be one of the drivers required to qualify on time this week as he gets moved into the third BK Racing entry in a 41-car field at Martinsville Speedway.

DiBenedetto was also required to qualify on time in the latest short track race at Richmond International Raceway as the team put Dylan Lupton behind the wheel of the No. 83. DiBenedetto qualified on time for that race, but was involved in two separate accidents and failed to complete the laps. He was credited with 37th. The good news is that he had a season-best sixth at Bristol Motor Speedway this spring.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Matt DiBenedetto has finished in the top 30 in his last four races of 2016.

Winning one’s fantasy league is often about finding consistent drivers who fit a salary cap niche. DiBenedetto has average finish of 27.5 in those events. Equally important, he has finished better than he started in three of those races to earn positive place-differential points; the one race in which he failed to improve over his qualification effort was a one position loss.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:24:00 AM

The AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway this June ran counter course for Matt DiBenedetto. In both 2015 races, he started and finished in the 30s in a 43-car field. This spring, he finished last in 40th.

DiBenedetto sustained crash damage and retired on lap 116, however, so that race should be eliminated from the handicapping formula. Expect the No. 83 to finish in the mid-30s and plan accordingly.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:51:00 AM

For the first time in 13 career starts on short, flat tracks, Matt DiBenedetto failed to finish at Richmond International Raceway two weeks ago. He was credited with 37th after starting 25th.

That was a blow to many rosters because DiBenedetto has been one of the best dark horses on several occasions this year. That is slightly offset by a 20th at Phoenix International Raceway this spring, but most of his results have ended on either side of 30th. Expect another 30th-place finish in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and plan accordingly.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto was 0.009 seconds slower than Aric Almirola in the first round of qualification at Richmond International Raceway and became the first driver to fail to advance to the top 24 and second round of time trial. He will start the Federated Auto Parts 400 in 25th.

For DiBenedetto this is a positive qualification effort, however. He was one of the best values this spring on the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway and could be a very pleasant surprise on Saturday night. If he fits a niche on your roster, he should be started with moderate confidence.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 06:22:00 PM