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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Matt DiBenedetto
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
DiBenedetto wound up making the best out of his situation at Go Fas Racing last season. The 26-year-old Californian took the No. 32 Ford team to new heights and posted good finishes in this small single-car team. DiBenedetto nabbed two Top-10 finishes (Daytona & Indianapolis) and he grabbed five Top-20 finishes. It all led to a 32nd-place finish in the final driver points, and a 27.1 average finish for the 36 events. It was the best campaign of his three-season Monster Energy Cup Series career. DiBenedetto returns to this team in 2018, and crew chief Gene Nead also returns to guide the effort. If he hopes to improve in his fourth Cup season, DiBenedetto will need to reduce the DNF's. He had six of those last year, and it was a bit of a drag on his consistency.
After two full seasons of Monster Energy Cup Series racing with BK Racing, DiBenedetto comes over to Go FAS Racing for the 2017 season. The young driver will team up with veteran crew chief Gene Nead and run the full season for this single-car operation. GFR has purchased some new cars from Richard Petty Motorsports and they plan on racing more competitively this season. DiBenedetto posted his first-career Top-10 finish (Bristol) in 2016 and showed some incremental improvement over his rookie campaign. Those are good signs as he heads over from BK Racing to Go FAS Racing. This team has used multi-driver lineups since their inception five years ago, so to commit to a single driver for an entire season marks a first at GFR. It really shows what they think of DiBenedetto's capabilities and talents.
The 23-year-old Californian launched his Sprint Cup Series career with BK Racing last season. DiBenedetto made 33 of the 36 events and registered only four top-25 finishes, with most coming early in the season. While it has not been officially announced that the team and this young driver are returning in 2016, it's assumed that they will race again in the upcoming season. Gene Nead took over the crew chief duties of the team midway into last season, and he would be expected to return in that capacity. Due to the limited budget and limited resources of this small team, not much if any improvement is expected in the near future.
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Heartbroken after Daytona 500
DiBenedetto had the race of his life on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, leading more laps in one race than he had in his entire career and looking to have a shot to win the Daytona 500. Unfortunately for DiBenedetto and a host of others, it all went wrong on a restart with 10 laps to go, with a massive, multi-car accident breaking out down the backstretch and marring the closing stages of The Great American Race, speedsport.com reports.
Gets new crew chief
Leavine Family Racing is proud to announce that Mike Wheeler is joining the organization as the crew chief for the No. 95 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for the 2019 season, Leavine Family Racing PR reports.
Seventh-Place in Coke Zero Sugar 400
DiBenedetto finished seventh in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night.
Team and Crew Chief Part Ways
After only two races in the 2018 Cup season, Go Fas Racing announced Tuesday it has mutually parted ways with crew chief Gene Nead. Nead had been partnered with DiBenedetto since 2016 when he drove for BK Racing before joining GFR in 2017, NBC Sports reports.
Daytona 500 Sponsor Named
Go Fas Racing has announced today that Entertainment Studios' new film, The Hurricane Heist, will be the primary sponsor of DiBenedetto's No.32 Ford Fusion for the Daytona 500, Go Fas Racing PR reports.