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by GFR     on     Friday, 13-Jul-2018

Matt DiBenedetto Brings Top-10 Finish at Daytona


On Saturday night July 7th 2018 at Daytona, Matt DiBenedetto and Go Fas Racing placed themselves in prime position and brought home a seventh-place finish.


“The Fords always runs really good at the speedways, so that’s why we always seem to find ourselves up front at the end,” said DiBenedetto. “Fords and Roush-Yates Engines are the best, so we’re glad to have them.”


“That was about all we had there. We restarted on the bottom at the end and the bottom is a little tough to get going. We just kind of stalled out where we were. Those cars up front had some pretty good speed and we kind of ended up about where we should have. I would have liked to win, but one day.”


Starting the day back in 31st place, Matt DiBenedetto and his team elected to hang out in the back of the pack for the early stages of the race to keep their car intact and be able to last until the finish.


On lap 55 DiBenedetto got caught up in huge rec and suffered some damage, but the team was able to get back out on track and the team skillfully worked their way forward, avoiding the chaos that played out through the remainder of the race, cracking the top-10 with 17 laps to go.

Matt DiBenedetto was able to slide through the final crash of the night getting to the top-five with a shot at the win.


Matt DiBenedetto: “I said it on the radio, everybody watching at home has to think we are absolute maniacs, which we are”. It’s 200 mph of not caring about absolutely anything. It’s just nuts, man. It’s fun. I’m glad that we survived it. It’s interesting looking around at all of these cars and the condition they’re in. It was a crazy one.”


Along DiBenedetto’s best finish of the season, Saturday night’s race marked his fourth career top-10 finish and the best finish ever in the Go Fas Racing No. 32 car. For Go Fas Racing, the best finish in team-history.