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Matt DiBenedetto Joins Growing BK Racing

Add Matt DiBenedetto to the growing list of BK Racing drivers.

Following the press conference to announce the acquisition of Jeb Burton by the team, DiBenedetto announced the news through Twitter. He will drive the No. 83 Toyota on a part-time basis, sharing the car with Camping World Truck Series veteran Johnny Sauter. BK Racing could also potentially field a fourth car for him in the right circumstances.

The announcement also indicated that Johnny Sauter will compete in occasional races for the team. BK Racing had previously only announced Sauter for the 2015 Daytona 500.

DiBenedetto, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., has no experience in the Sprint Cup Series. He most recently competed in 29 XFINITY Series races in 2014, with a best finish of 11th at Road America. In 2009, he scored two top 10s driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. DiBenedetto acknowledged Joe Gibbs Racing in a tweet following the announcement.

DiBenedetto could race as soon as Atlanta. BK Racing has yet to indicate how many races he will start, or if he will be eligible for Rookie of the Year honors. No sponsorship information has been announced at this time.


About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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