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Team: BK Racing-83
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/27/1991

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Matt DiBenedetto will share driving duties in the No. 83 with Johnny Sauter and that responsibility starts this week. Making the show at Atlanta will be a huge task because the Young Gun has qualified for only 14 similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races in the XFINITY series.
Most of these starts ended early behind the wall, but DiBenedetto has been running at the end of five races. His best finish was a 16th in Curtis Key’s No. 40 at Kansas last October. Feb 27 - 9:47 AM

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BK Racing continues to add to its driver roster, announcing Thursday that Matt DiBenedetto has joined the team and will compete part-time in the Sprint Cup Series this season.

Dibenedetto will initially split driving duties in the No. 83 BKR Toyota Camry with veteran driver Johnny Sauter, who raced the car and finished 19th in last Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500. Dibenedetto is being immediately put into action, as he’ll attempt to qualify for Sunday’s QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. If he makes it, Dibenedetto will compete in his first career Sprint Cup race.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 26 - 7:58 PM

Matt DiBenedetto (No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro) will miss the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

The team is outside the top 30 in owner’s points and not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NNS race. Based on NASCAR's time trial procedure, upon completion of the first round of qualifying, the 40 eligible cars for starting positions 1-40 is determined. His car was listed as 44th on the chart.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto (No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro) does not qualify for the Nationwide Series Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway.

The team is outside the top 30 in owner’s points and not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NNS race. Based on NASCAR's time trial procedure, upon completion of the first round of qualifying, the 40 eligible cars for starting positions 1-40 is determined. His car was listed as 42nd on the chart.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto (46 Chevrolet) secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 30 in owner points for the Nationwide Series race.

The lap of 168.020 mph was 38th fastest in qualifying for the the Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. He will line up 40th at the green flag.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Matt Dibenedetto will miss the Nationwide Series Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The No. 37 team is outside the top 30 in owner’s points and not guaranteed a start in this weekend’s NNS race. The qualifying speed of 169.096 mph, 36th fastest, was not good enough to make the cut for the event.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Matt Dibenedetto misses the show for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He ran a 37th fastest qualifying lap in the No. 37. It was not quick enough to make the field for the race.
Sat, May 25, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 30 in owners points for the Nationwide Series race.

The No. 47 driver’s lap of 90.654 mph was 43rd fastest in qualifying for the the Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 08:03:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto leads the only practice session for the Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

His lap of 132.247 mph in the No. 20 was the quickest of the 46 cars running in this session. 66-Steve Wallace, 11-Brian Scott, 38-Jason Leffler and 27-Drew Herring were the rest of the top 5 on the speed chart. 87-Dennis Setzer was the slowest.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 02:48:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto leads the only practice session for the Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

His lap of 132.247 mph in the No. 20 was the quickest of the 46 cars running in this session. 66-Steve Wallace, 11-Brian Scott, 38-Jason Leffler and 27-Drew Herring were the rest of the top 5 on the speed chart. 87-Dennis Setzer was the slowest.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 02:48:00 PM

Matt DiBenedetto had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway Int’l Raceway.

His average of 131.036 mph in the No. 20 was best of the cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 23 Alex Kennedy was the only other driver on this list.
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 02:47:00 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Kevin Kidd has been named crew chief for its No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry.

Kidd joins JGR after spending the previous four years in engineering with Richard Petty Motorsports. Previously he worked on the No 19 car of Elliott Sadler as race engineer. He has also served as crew chief in the Nationwide series during the 2008 season with driver Chase Miller. While the driver schedule is still being finalized, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto are expected to share the duties behind the wheel next season.
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 05:29:00 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing's latest young talent, Matt DiBenedetto, will make his debut in in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this Saturday when he pilots the No. 20 Pizza Ranch Toyota at Memphis Motorsports Park.

DiBenedetto has made quite the impression on the racing community since signing with Joe Gibbs Racing's driver development program prior to the 2009 NASCAR season. It took just two races in NASCAR's Camping World Series East to find victory lane, winning at Tri-County Raceway on April 25.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 09:29:00 PM