While Matt DiBenedetto didn’t want to race in the Xfinity Seires initially, it seems that he will not have a lot of choices to make.
Back in July, Matt DiBenedetto announced his departure from Wood Brothers Racing for the 2022 season. Two months have passed and DiBenedetto is yet to find a Cup Series ride.
In a conversation with fellow driver Corey LaJoie in the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio this week, DiBenedetto spoke about his future, admitting that it doesn’t look good.
“You know me very well, Corey. I’m pretty straightforward and honest about it all,” DiBenedetto opened. “There’s two answers here, but one is not very good. People are like, ‘What have you got working?’ And I’m like, ‘Nothing.’ I am working on everything.
“It’s just crazy because the performance of our team is obvious and the things we’ve done to make some great improvements and be fast and performing very consistently, but still, as far as pertaining to next year, man, it’s odd. Any door that kind of seems to crack open closes. And I’m trying to figure out what God’s plan is and what that means because at this moment, I’ve got zero. Absolutely nothing. It’s a very weird landscape. But I’m also thankful that I’m at peace with it going through this process, trying to figure it out, just working as hard as I can because I know it’s going to work out as it is supposed to, but it doesn’t make it easy as you know.”
He has been in the Cup Series since 2015. He joined Wood Brothers for the 2020 season. His achievements included 11 top-10 finishes, three of them coming in the last three races of the season.
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This season, eight top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes. However, in his career as a Cup Series driver, he is yet to register his first Cup race win.
Wood Brothers Racing decided to give up on DiBenedetto in their bid to get Cup victories and opted for Harrison Burton. Burton might be coming from the Xfinity to the Cup Series, but DiBenedetto might have to go the other way to revive his career.