The Go Fas Racing team has shattered a lot of team records this season, and they hope to break another this weekend. The team has improved their average finishing position from 34.3 to 26.9, while improving their average starting position from 37.5 to 28.8. No other team has seen improvements like that from one year to the next. In a world full of NASCAR Goliaths that have been around for ages dominating the sport, Go Fas Racing has found a way to continue to surprise and move forward, beating teams with budgets and history much larger than their own. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the team looks to finish out their strongest season ever with another team-best finish.
2017 – A Year to Remember:
It was only the week before Christmas when Go Fas Racing and Matt DiBenedetto announced that they were working together for the 2017 season. Just a few weeks later, Go Fas and DiBenedetto had surrounded themselves with a very different roster of road and shop crew, looking to improve for the new season. With just a few weeks to work and a new team-dynamic, the Go Fas Racing team worked feverishly to get the Fords ready for competition. Little did they realize, they would break the team’s record for best-ever finish in just their first race together – a 9th place result in the Daytona 500. Nine months later, the team has compiled two top-10 finishes, five top-20 finishes, and many track-best qualifying and race results. With Crew Chief Gene Nead, driver Matt DiBenedetto, and all of the team returning for 2018 with a full offseason of preparation – the entire operation aims to continue their improvement and move even further up the standings.
Last Week for the No.32 Team:
Phoenix Raceway was the site of the Can-Am 500 – a big race for the Can-Am / Kappa team with their primary sponsor being the entitlement sponsor of the weekend. DiBenedetto qualified the Can-Am / Kappa Ford in the 30th position on Friday afternoon. About halfway through the race, the power-steering began to fade causing the team to pull the car into the pit stall to fix the problem. The team worked diligently to fix the leak allowing DiBenedetto to race his way back up the field, finishing in the 27th position.
DiBenedetto on Homestead-Miami Speedway:
“I like Miami because you can run literally anywhere on the track even for qualifying. I’ve learned a lot in my few races there and Gene and I now know that we have to have the car really tight to last on a long run. If it’s neutral, it will be too loose over a long-run. It’s such a fun place to race because the groove moves around a lot and you can utilize just about every portion of the racetrack to find speed. The top groove really comes in as a run goes on and allows us to run right on the fence, which is really hard, but so much fun.”
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