Matt DiBenedetto is going to reach a personal milestone of the 200th start in the Cup Series with the race at Dover International Speedway.
This is his sixth season in the Cup Series. In reaching the number of starts, he becomes the 135th different driver to achieve the milestone. Speaking about the achievement, DiBenedetto said:
“It’s cool that this weekend is my 200th start. That’s crazy to think.
“It was a crazy time because the team wasn’t planning on running me at that race until last second, so we didn’t have a full crew or anything. But it was neat how willing everyone was to work hard and get me out there.”
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He made his debut back on March 15, 2015, driving the No. 83 car for BK Racing at Phoenix Raceway. The No. 21 driver for Wood Brothers Racing recollects his first appearance.
“I remember making my first Cup start at Phoenix and just being appreciative for being there and accomplishing the first part of my dream which was making it to the Cup Series. Now it’s fast forward to this season having a dream opportunity driving the 21 car and competing up front.”
DiBenedetto currently sits in the 15th place in the Cup Standings, 44 points above the cut-off line. He has seven top-10 and two top-five finishes this season.