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Talladega Race Advance

Driver: Matt DiBenedetto
Sponsor: CAN-AM

After a career-best finish at Richmond Raceway, DiBenedetto and the Can-Am / Wholey's team look to capitalize at Talladega Superspeedway.
 

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The last three races for the Go Fas Racing team have brought them the best finishes of the 2018 season. A 16th place at Texas Motor Speedway, 21st place at Bristol Motor Speedway, and another 16th place at Richmond Raceway last week have Matt DiBenedetto and the No.32 trending in the right direction going to an important race weekend for the team. Talladega Superspeedway, the longest oval on the NASCAR circuit at 2.66 miles long, will be the site of this weekend's Geico 500. 

Momentum Is Rolling at the Right Time for Go Fas and DiBenedetto:

In the opening race of the 2018 season, the Daytona 500, Matt DiBenedetto was right where he wanted to be coming to the last lap. Running in the fourth position, DiBenedetto knew he had a shot to compete for a win in the biggest race of the season. Unfortunately, two of the cars ahead of him crashed, leaving DiBenedetto with nowhere to go. The team brought home a 27th place finish after the crash, a finish that was in no way indicative of how they ran that day. Talladega Superspeedway, the other plate-racing track on the NASCAR schedule, gives him and the Go Fas Racing team another shot at that finish they hoped to get in Daytona.
 
Talladega and Daytona both produce similar types of racing for drivers. Pack-racing and drafting allows for the smaller teams and underdogs to compete for season-best finishes and even wins. Last year, DiBenedetto brought home finishes of 9th, 18th, 13th, and 31st. Three of those four finishes were some of the best results that Go Fas and DiBenedetto had together last season. With that in mind, the No.32 team knows just how important this weekend can be for their points race.
 

Last Week for the No.32 Team:

Last weekend marked 2018's first Saturday night race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. DiBenedetto admittedly never liked going to Richmond Raceway in the past, but was excited to see if his new Crew Chief Randy Cox could change his opinion on the 0.75-mile oval. The Superior Logistics team unloaded with great speed, and even better pace the longer they ran. They qualified 27th, the second-best starting position for DiBenedetto at Richmond. Once the green flag dropped, DiBenedetto held his position firmly, but as the green flag run continued, the No.32 Superior Logistics Ford moved forward quickly.
 
Running in the top-25 for much, if not all, of the day, DiBenedetto found that he could capitalize on these long-runs. Partnered with strategy from Crew Chief Randy Cox that brought the No.32 team back onto the lead lap, the team found themselves sitting 16th on a green-white-checkered restart. In a wild late-race restart, DiBenedetto fought in heavy traffic with much of the field two and three-wide, and brought the No.32 Superior Logistics Ford home in 16th place, tying their best finish of the season.

DiBenedetto on Talladega Superspeedway:

"Talladega is one of those tracks that you love and hate at the same time. I know it is a good opportunity for us as a small team to get a good finish, but we definitely have to be smart for the first couple of stages. I'm glad that [Crew Chief] Randy Cox agrees. By playing it conservative for the first part of the Daytona 500, we put ourselves in a position to win. We've had some really good finishes lately, and I'm hoping we can bring a top-5 or top-10 finish back for the folks at Can-Am and Wholey's."
 
Matt DiBenedetto Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega Superspeedway:
Starts: 6
Average Start: 34.5
Average Finish: 28.3
Best Finish: 18th twice (2015/2017)
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Go Fas Racing (GFR) currently fields Ford Fusion's in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Matt DiBenedetto. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, GFR has competed in the NASCAR's premier series since 2014; fielding cars for some of NASCAR's top drivers, including past champions. To find out more information about our team please visit www.GoFasRacing.com
 

 
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