Matt DiBenedetto joins BK Racing as the driver of the No. 83 Burger King Toyota, beginning at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.
DiBenedetto started his NASCAR career as a development driver for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2009-2010. Competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and Xfinity Series, DiBenedetto made a name for himself in the racing community. After much success, his opportunity got cut short due to a tough economy and lack of sponsorship.
Starting in 2011, DiBenedetto has done extensive Sprint Cup testing for various teams and last year competed in the Xfinity Series for The Motorsports Group, recording some of the best finishes in the team’s nine-year history. He will share the No. 83 ride with last week’s driver, Johnny Sauter, for several races throughout the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
"I am so excited to get an opportunity to drive in the Sprint Cup Series for BK Racing," said DiBenedetto. "I truly cannot put into words how thankful I am for Ron Devine, Anthony Marlowe, and the whole organization giving me a chance to be a part of their team. I look forward to proving my ability behind the wheel and I hope to grow with the team for years to come."
"BK Racing's third full-time entry is a great platform to allow young talents like Matt DiBenedetto to gain experience," said team owner Ron Devine, "I'm happy to know that we'll be working with someone who has a strong appreciation for the ride, is self-made, and has the confidence of his peers."
Joining Dibenedetto this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway is Jeb Burton in the No. 26 Maxim Fantasy Sports App Toyota and JJ Yeley in the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota. Burton looks to make his debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Sunday's Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500.