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Matt DiBenedetto Driver Bio

Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Hometown: Grass Valley, Calif.
First Career Cup Series Start: March 15, 2015 (Phoenix)
Career Cup Wins: 0
Career Cup Poles: 0
Best Championship Finish: 29th – 2018

Matt DiBenedetto moved from Northern California to North Carolina at the age of 13 to pursue a career as a racecar driver. In 2007, he won the “Tour Rookie of the Year” award in the UARA Stars Series. Two years later, he became the youngest driver to win at Bristol Motor Speedway when he captured the UARA Stars Late Model Tour race.Getty Images

DiBenedetto finished 14th in the 2009 K&N Pro Series East while running in just seven of the 11 races. He made his Xfinity Series debut in 2009 at Memphis and finished 14th.

DiBenedetto competed for BK Racing in the Cup Series in 2015 and again in 2016, when he posted a career-best finish of sixth at Bristol.

In 2017, DiBenedetto made the move to Go Fas Racing where he recorded two top-10 finishes on his way to a 32nd-place finish in the standings.

DiBenedetto finished a career-best 29th in the standings in 2018 in his final season with Go Fas Racing. On Oct. 10, 2018, Leavine Family Racing announced that DiBenedetto will join the team for 2019 to drive the No. 95 Toyota.