Matt DiBenedetto has finally found himself a ride for the 2022 season but it came at the cost of riding in a lower series.
DiBenedetto found himself in a very bad situation when Wood Brothers Racing decided to not extend his contract. He kept searching for a ride in the Cup Series but it never came. And he even said that he was ready to ride in the lower series.
Now he has finally found a ride in the Truck Series for Rackley W.A.R. in 2022. 2022 will be the team’s second season in operation in a full-time capacity in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Team co-owner Curtis Sutton spoke about having DiBenedetto on the team.
“We are honored to have Matt DiBenedetto join Rackley W.A.R. full-time for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season driving the number 25 Chevrolet. We feel that by teaming Matt up with experienced crew chief Chad Kendrick, we will be competing for multiple wins and be competitive at all race tracks. I truly believe that the NASCAR Truck Series is the most exciting, and I am looking forward to getting the season started.”
DiBenedetto spoke of the opportunity as a blessing and is happy to continue his racing career.
“I can honestly say that, at this time in my career, I am truly excited. I feel like I’m going back to my roots in a lot of ways. I love the feeling you immediately get when you talk to Curtis, Willie, Chad; all the guys around this organization. They are all hard-core racers and everyone is extremely dedicated. This opportunity is a blessing to me and I’m really excited to do my part in taking this team to the next level.”
It is a nice opportunity for DiBenedetto to get his career back on track after the Cup Series disappointment.