Matt DiBenedetto’s solution to his questionable employment status was to emerged ready to take care of business, a position underscored by his boxing-attired passageway at Bristol Motor Speedway a month ago.
Tuesday, DiBenedetto addressed the chime for another round in his well-voyage NASCAR vocation.
DiBenedetto’s arrangement with the celebrated Wood Brothers Racing association for 2020 became all-good rapidly, as the two sides portrayed in a Tuesday news gathering. DiBenedetto will supplant Paul Menard, who steps from a full-time dashing vocation spreading over 13 seasons to concentrate on investing more energy with his family.
It spoke to another “squeeze me” minute for the 28-year-old understudy, who has solidified his notoriety for being a scrapper as he enters his next part as the pilot of the notable No. 21 Ford.
“Shoot, it’s been a fantasy of mine to have the option to drive for one of the practically incredible groups in NASCAR will be inconceivable,” said DiBenedetto, who is progressing after one season at Leavine Family Racing. “It’s been dreamlike. It’s been astounding to have the open door this year driving for LFR to grandstand what we can do and to raise me and offer me the chance to come here and drive for the Wood Brothers, so it will be a staggering chance.”
DiBenedetto soared to the highest priority on the rundown of accessible free operators in the Monster Energy Series carport a month back, when he was advised that Leavine Family Racing would not bring him back for a subsequent season. DiBenedetto found a supporter in the distant Menard, who vouched for the driver of the No. 95 Toyota as he thought about his retirement.
In a similar time period, the recently intermediary DiBenedetto wowed the Bristol dependable with a lively drive to runner up looking for his first major alliance triumph. That outcome just hardened Menard’s underwriting.
“He was the principal decision, the main decision and that is only the manner in which it turned out,” group president Eddie Wood said. “I think it was simply intended to be.”
The one-year contract implies that DiBenedetto will have strain to perform again with an end goal to support some long haul strength on the Monster Energy Series list. His ongoing uptick — four top-10 completes in the last seven races — makes a difference.
The Wood Brothers will be his fourth group since 2015, however the No. 21 gathering likewise speaks to his best chance to demonstrate he has a place.
“It’s what makes it so fulfilling and causes me to welcome it so much,” DiBenedetto said. “What’s more, it’s what’s shown me everything, as an individual as well as a driver to battle and paw and be as well as can be expected be, and it instructs you to value it and a great deal about existence. I wouldn’t exchange the way and adventure for the world. Everything’s driven into extraordinary chances. This is the best chance of my life, and I figure we would altogether be able to construct something extraordinary to desire numerous years. That is unquestionably the objective.”