UPDATE 3 – 9/9/2018: Matt DiBenedetto has no new job lined up for next season despite deciding to split with Go Fas Racing after two years together.
“Maybe,” DiBenedetto laughed Saturday about being crazy to do such a thing. “Definitely a good possibility. Bold move, for sure. It was definitely a decision that I had to talk to my wife about extensively to make sure all parties were on board first because it’s definitely not the easiest of decisions to make.
“It’s risky. But I think one that is completely necessary, especially watching other people that have done similar things.”
DiBenedetto referenced Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece, and Ross Chastain as his examples to follow. All three drivers went from mediocre equipment to proving their worth when given the opportunity in a better seat. Bowman landed a full-time ride with Hendrick Motorsports, Preece has won Xfinity Series races for Joe Gibbs, and recently it was Ross Chastain impressing in a Chip Ganassi car.
“I want people to know how serious I am about being fully committed to winning and continuing my journey to winning races, and hopefully, championships in the Cup Series at the end of the day,” DiBenedetto said. “Whatever that entails, I’m willing to do.”
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A statement from Go Fas Racing regarding yesterday’s announcement: pic.twitter.com/iw3odAPOB3
— Go Fas Racing (@GoFasRacing32) September 8, 2018
I will have a media availability in the media center tomorrow at 9:45am pic.twitter.com/cZ4DsKQ7pI
— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) September 7, 2018
UPDATE: Saturday’s media availability has been canceled.