Matt DiBenedetto and the GO FAS Racing Crew are hoping to end their weekend incident or mechanical issue free this Sunday.
After an unfortunate brakes issue from Pocono, DiBenedetto is no rush of resuming work in the car a little later this morning.
Race 15 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Michigan International Speedway before taking the off-break next week.
Matt DiBenedetto’s Michigan Cup Record
He made Six Michigan appearances since DiBenedetto began his Cup Series Career back in 2015.
The first of his four Michigan auditions comes from his previous team, BK Racing.
On his debut back in June, DiBenedetto started from last before finishing in 39th.
Two months later, He made a small gain from 32nd to 30th.
In 2016, DiBenedetto’s form has gone down as he finished 34th & 32nd in the June & August races respectively.
His August 2016 run marked the last time we saw DiBenedetto in the No.83 Toyota Camry for BK Racing.
But since he joined GO FAS Racing last year, DiBenedetto’s Michigan form has improved.
12 months ago, he broke inside the Top 30 for the first time where DiBenedetto came home in 28th.
Fast forward to August 2017, DiBenedetto then previously smashed his previous best to this time in P26.
- Six Starts
- 1112 of 1140 Laps Completed, 97.5%
- Highest Starting Spot: 27th, August 2017
- Best Finish: 26th, August 2017
- Average Start: 32.5 & Finish: 31.5
- DNF: One, Crash (June 2016).
- Average Driver Rating: 37.4
His 2018 Season So Far.
- 14 Starts
- 4217 of 4462 Laps Completed, 94.5%
- Six Laps Led
- Highest Starting Spot: 18th, March 2018 in Fontana
- Best Finish: 16th, April 2018 in Texas and Richmond
- Average Start: 29.6 & Finish: 26.1
- He currently sits 30th in the Drivers’ Standings with 155 Points.
- DNF: Three.
- 27th, Daytona 500
- 31st, Atlanta
- 22nd, Las Vegas
- 25th, Phoenix
- 31st, Fontana
- 32nd, Martinsville
- 16th, Texas
- 21st, Bristol
- 16th, Richmond
- 19th, Talladega
- 29th, Dover
- 22nd, Kansas
- 37th, Charlotte & Pocono
It’s a disappointing two weeks for Matt DiBenedetto & GO FAS Racing by dealing with mechanical related issues.
Now having identified what went wrong from Charlotte & Pocono, he & the No.32 crew will push the car hard by evaluating the condition through practice & qualifying.
Hopefully, these opportunities that DiBenedetto will take over today & tomorrow will identify his strategy from start to finish this Sunday.
All Matt DiBenedetto wants to do is to steer his No.32 Ford Fusion home to the best outcome possible by the checkered flag on Sunday night.
His Crew Chief Randy Cox & Spotter David Pepper will do everything they can to help DiBenedetto re-ignite that spark.
Hard work & staying within the lead lap will enable them to challenge the midfield pack.
They’ve done that before a few times where the No.32 car got home towards the mid-late Top 20 mark.
Matt DiBenedetto can enter the mid-season break next week with the result that will satisfy not just for himself.
But also for GO FAS Racing and his fans.
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