Another Top-10? : Earlier this year, the Go Fas Racing team and Matt DiBenedetto kicked off their 2017 season with a top-10 in their first race working together. This Saturday night, they’ll look to find some of that same magic in hopes of another great finish on the high-banks of Daytona International Speedway. Daytona will be the first track the circuit returns to for a second time thus far on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
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Plate Racing Strength: Although Matt DiBenedetto doesn’t consider himself a huge fan of the plate-racing tracks, he has gotten his two-best finishes this year at Talladega and Daytona, 18th and 9th respectively.
DiBenedetto said, “These are weekends that you really go into with an open mind. They’re always strange weekends to go into. Practice and qualifying are very tame, but once we get into the pack though, everything changes. The pack drafting in the race might look calm, but in the middle of it all, it’s anything but that. We’ve been very fortunate this year to avoid a lot of the accidents at these plate-tracks and we’re hoping that we can continue that this weekend.”
DiBenedetto on Daytona International Speedway “The July and February Daytona dates are actually surprisingly different. In February, we don’t really focus on handling much, it’s more just about finding raw speed. In the summer heat, the cars move around a bit more and we have to incorporate handling into the setup to keep the car from moving around too much in the draft. Our goal is going to be to get a decent starting spot and miss the big wrecks. If we can be there at the end, like we have at the last couple races at Talladega and Daytona, we have a good shot at a top-15, or even a top-10 like earlier this year.”
Chassis Info: Crew Chief Gene Nead will be bringing chassis GFR-961 to serve as the primary car. The last time this car ran was at Talladega in early-May where it finished 18th.
Matt DiBenedetto Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Daytona:
Average Start: 24.8
Average Finish: 21.7
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About Go Fas Racing:
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.