DiBenedetto will make the move to the NASCAR Truck Series
For the past 12 years, Matt DiBenedetto has piloted machines in the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. He has zero starts in the NASCAR Truck Series but that’s set to change.
“I may be telling my age, I don’t know. I forget that I’ve been doing this stuff so long,” said DiBenedetto.
For 2022, DiBenedetto will drive for Rackley W.A.R. The team is based just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. They’re entering their second year fielding a full-time team. DiBenedetto will drive the No. 25 machine.
“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.”
He continued, “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.”
DiBenedetto added, “This opportunity is a blessing to me and I’m really excited to do my part in taking this team to the next level.”
The 30-year-old previously drove for the Wood Brothers Racing team. For 2022, Harrison Burton takes over the No. 21.
The driver ended his 2022 season in the NASCAR Cup Series with a bit of controversy. The driver became the first active driver to chant, “Let’s Go Brandon!” That was a day after NASCAR discouraged the phrase.
He went into the off-season as a free-agent. DiBenedetto stated that he was in search of a team that would allow him to speak freely.
Rackley W.A.R. comments
Curtis Sutton serves as one part of the ownership int he 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,” said Curtis Sutton.
“Sutten added, 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.”
Willie Allen is another part owner of the Tennessee team.
“We have a lot of great folks around this race shop and in a lot of other places,” said Rackley W.A.R. co-owner Willie Allen.
“This will be our second year having an alliance with GMS Racing and we’re really appreciative of all they do for us. We will continue our manufacturer alliance with GM and Chevrolet, and we’re super-thankful for the resources they make available to us.”
Allen added, “This series is for sure the most competitive out there right now, and we are really fortunate to have excellent partners. We anticipate a big year as we look forward to our first win.”
DiBenedetto will make his debut with the team at Daytona International Speedway on February 18th, 2022.