Matt Tifft
24-Year-Old Driver  
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Matt Tifft in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Out for rest of season
October 29, 2019
Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that Tifft will miss the rest of the season after suffering a medical episode Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, reports.
Tifft blacked out in the team's hauler last Saturday and experience an apparent seizure. The young driver is consulting with NASCAR and medical professionals about his health, and in hopes of returning to racing at some point. The organization announced that John Hunter Nemechek will drive the No. 36 Ford in the final three races of the Monster Energy Series season,
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Matt Tifft
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2020 Top Rookies
January 3, 2020
Mark Taylor spotlights this year's group of rookie drivers, including Cole Custer, who could make an immediate impact this season.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2020 Driver Rankings
January 3, 2020
Mark Taylor ranks the 2020 NASCAR drivers as Kyle Busch is cemented his racing legacy with a Cup Series championship last season.
DraftKings NASCAR: Bluegreen Vacations 500
November 9, 2019
Kyle Busch heads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup after leading more than 100 laps in each of the last three Phoenix races and winning the last two.
DraftKings NASCAR: Bank of America ROVAL 400
September 28, 2019
Kyle Larson led 47 of 109 laps on this course last season before finishing fifth and was a top-10 finisher in both road course races so far this season.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2019 Xfinity Rankings
February 2, 2019
Mark Taylor analyzes this season's Xfinity series as Christopher Bell is set to lead the Joe Gibbs Racing team.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
December brought us the exciting news that Front Row Motorsports was expanding back to three teams after a few seasons racing as a two-team stable. Team owner Bob Jenkins purchased the distressed assets of the former BK Racing and the No. 23 team. Most importantly he acquired that team's charter. The new team will be the FRM No. 36 Ford and they've hired youngster Tifft to pilot the car in its first season. As of this writing, sponsorship and crew chief have not been announced, but will likely be named later in January. The 22-year-old driver is coming off two straight seasons of racing in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing. Tifft earned 32 combined Top-10 finishes and seventh- and sixth-place finishes in the points those two seasons. He's been racing highly competitive regional and national touring series since the age of 17, so he's well prepared for this promotion. Still, there is lots to learn in Tifft's first season of Cup racing. It will likely be a bumpy affair.
Tifft swapped from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Childress Racing over the off-season. He nabbed 13 Top-10 finishes last season in the No. 19 Toyota and wound up a respectable seventh in the overall final driver standings of 2017. Now he'll take the wheel of the No. 2 Chevy Camaro of RCR. The 21-year-old driver only has 44 starts of experience in Xfinity Series racing, so Tifft still has lots to learn. However, the pairing with this race team and organization should keep his trajectory pointed north. Of the many Childress teams the No. 2 camp has recently shown to be the fastest and most consistent of the camp. That's a good sign for Tifft's continued development.
With Kyle Busch and a driver rotation firmly set in the JGR No. 18, and with Daniel Suarez and another rotation set for the No. 20, that leaves Tifft to likely occupy the team's No. 19 Toyota. It hasn't been announced for sure as of this writing, but it's kind of a process of elimination. Tifft has spent the last two seasons competing on a part-time basis in the Camping World Truck Series and the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs and Kyle Busch. Over that span hea's amassed two Top-5 and 14 Top-10 finishes in 33 starts. Tifft hasn't set the world on fire, but the 20-year-old driver is ready to take the next step in his development. Hea's going to get a fantastic opportunity racing for one of the strongest stables in this division of NASCAR. Tifft will be teamed with crew chief Matt Beckman and the two will look to make some waves in the young driver's first full season. The potential here is great for this driver and team, but the learning curve will also be steep.
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Hospitalized at Martinsville
October 26, 2019
Tifft was transported to a local hospital before Saturday's opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. Matt Crafton filled in for the Front Row Motorsports No. 36 team for practice and was expected to be in the seat for the rest of the day, reports.
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Starting from rear
May 26, 2019
Tifft will start at the rear of the field for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 after failing inspection twice, Jim Utter of reports.
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Daytona Sponsor Named
February 7, 2019
Speedco, a national network of service locations for the trucking industry and member of the Love's family of companies, will sponsor Tifft and the No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustang in the 61st Daytona 500, reports.
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Joins Front Row Motorsports
November 27, 2018
Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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Third at Phoenix
November 10, 2018
Tifft finished third in the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Saturday afternoon.
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