Matt DiBenedetto needs a top-30 finish at Bristol to show improvement. In four starts this season, he has a best result of 31st at Martinsville and two other results in the mid-30s.
Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify at Atlanta and Las Vegas, which means that he is still seeking his first start on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track.
Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify for his first two starts, made the Phoenix race on time and started Auto Club and Martinsville with provisionals. His best finish came in his latest start, however, when he climbed from 43rd to 31st in the STP 500 at Martinsville.
Matt DiBenedetto will attempt to make his first Cup start at Martinsville this week, but he does have some experience there. In three starts in the Bailey’s / MDCU 300, he swept the top 10.
Matt DiBenedetto scraped the wall lightly in the opening minutes of Saturday morning’s practice session. The damage was not severe enough to require a backup car.
Matt DiBenedetto qualified 35th and finished 35th in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start at Phoenix; he was five laps off the pace when the checkers waved. He attempted to qualify at Atlanta and Vegas, but missed the show.
Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify for the Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta and the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas. He is hoping the third time is the charm as he attempts the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix.
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.
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.
Matt DiBenedetto (No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro) will miss the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto (No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro) does not qualify for the Nationwide Series Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
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.
Matt Dibenedetto will miss the Nationwide Series Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Matt Dibenedetto misses the show for the Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.