Matt DiBenedetto Biography
Matt DiBenedetto is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 21 Ford Mustang for Wood Brothers Racing.
DiBenedetto first showed an interest in auto racing after receiving his little league trophy around age 8. His father, Tony, who raced an Opel Manta in SCCA and IMSA in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noticed he preferred watching automobile racing on television over baseball. Matt DiBenedetto’s father knew that another player on his son’s little league team was competing in mini kart racing so he bought him a used kart which a young DiBenedetto drove to his first victory.
Matt DiBenedetto later moved up to the UARA-Stars series, racing late models. In 2007, DiBenedetto’s family sold all their equipment due to financial stress, from then on starting in 2008 Dibenedetto drove for Fat Head Racing Driver Development Program in the UARA-Stars as a teammate to Darrell Wallace, Jr., Brennan Poole, and FHR team owner Jamie Yelton. There, he caught the attention of Joe Gibbs Racing, and later ran in the NASCAR Camping World East Series for them.
DiBenedetto made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2009 at the Memphis Motorsports Park and drove the No. 20 Pizza Ranch-sponsored Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Matt DiBenedetto raced part-time in the No. 20 car in 2010.
His first race of 2010 came at Nashville Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto had a solid car and ran well all night. Eventually scoring a 10th-place finish. His next race came at Road America. While running 11th he had an axle problem due to running over the curbs too hard, and that led to him falling many laps down. DiBenedetto ran six races for Joe Gibbs in 2010, with two top ten finishes.
DiBenedetto moved up to the Sprint Cup Series in 2015. He was originally intended to drive the No. 83 Dustless Blasting and No. 93 Toyotas for BK Racing on a part-time basis; he split the No. 83 during the year with Camping World Truck Series driver Johnny Sauter.
After Sauter drove the No. 83 in the Daytona 500, Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify in his first two attempts at Atlanta and Las Vegas before finally qualifying for his Sprint Cup debut at Phoenix. When Sauter eventually decided not to race at any other Cup race after the Daytona 500, DiBenedetto took over the No. 83 full-time and declared for ROTY contention.
Matt DiBenedetto was born in Nevada City, California but raised in Grass Valley, California to parents Sandy and Tony DiBenedetto. He has three siblings, Austin, Katie, Kelley. Austin is a member of the United States Air Force. In 2015, Matt DiBenedetto tied a knot his childhood friend Taylor Carswell. They currently reside in Hickory, North Carolina.
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- Full Name: Matthew Guido DiBenedetto
- Date of Birth: July 27, 1991
- Age: 28 years
- Birth Place: Grass Valley, California, United States
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Taylor Carswell
- Current team: Ford Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing manufacturer team
- Awards: 2007 UARA-Stars Rookie of the Year
- Parents: Tony DiBenedetto, Sandy DiBenedetto
- Car no., team: 21 (Wood Brothers Racing)
- 2019 position: 22nd
- Best finish: 22nd (2019)
- First race: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 (Phoenix)
- Last race: 2020 Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead)
- Net Worth: N/A
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