Such is the case with NASCAR Silly Season — one day you’re down and the next you’re up.
That’s certainly the case for Matt DiBenedetto, currently the driver of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota. Just weeks after announcing 2019 would be his final season racing for LFR, DiBenedetto was tabbed for the famed No. 21 Ford for Wood Brothers Racing after Paul Menard’s retirement at the end of the season.
DiBenedetto shared his reaction to the news on social media:
I don’t even have the words to describe how thankful I am!! Paul is such a great guy and I’m lucky to call him a friend and I wish him the best! So excited to take over and drive for one of the most legendary teams in NASCAR next year! I have so many people to thank!!!! 🥳 https://t.co/qJy1kcpV10
— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) September 10, 2019
Other drivers reached out to DiBenedetto on social media to share their reactions:
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) September 10, 2019
I mean it's cool and all.. but what about Mario Kart @mattdracing 😜🤘🏾
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) September 10, 2019
It all works out! https://t.co/wpH2ESXDzq
— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) September 10, 2019
Congrats buddy. Super happy for you!! https://t.co/Jku1qcudXU
— Matt Tifft (@matt_tifft) September 10, 2019
Lets go Matty D! 💪🏼 https://t.co/TLti02z82O
— Tanner Berryhill (@tannerberryhill) September 10, 2019