Race 5: Auto Club 400
27th in Points: Coming in to the Auto Club 400 this weekend, Matt DiBenedetto and the No.32 Can-Am/Kappa Riding team sit 27th in points just four races into the season.
Home Track Advantage: “Not only is Auto Club Speedway one of my favorite racetracks, but it is also one of my favorite areas to go to,” said DiBenedetto. “Although I’m not one of the biggest fans of the traffic and chaos of the Los Angeles area, I grew up not too far from the raceway and always take the week before the race to visit family. This week I got to see a lot of those same family members and will have many of them at the raceway cheering myself and the Can-Am/Kappa Go Fas Racing team on.”
#NASCARHasGoneWest: . NASCAR’s three-race trip to the west coast comes to a conclusion this weekend in California. “We’ve really enjoyed the nice weather out here on the west coast, but I think our small team is ready to get back home and get back to work at the shop,” said DiBenedetto. “Most, if not all, of the bigger teams have shop employees working around the clock back there, and it’s hard losing guys who stay out on the west coast. It’ll be nice to get back in a rhythm after this weekend and get into the real meat of the season.”
DiBenedetto on California: “I really enjoy the tracks that you can run the top right up against the fence. Auto Club Speedway is one of the few speedways that we can move around a lot depending on how our car is feeling, and that really allows the drivers to race hard. Running the top at California is very tough, but I feel like I’ve gotten a good grasp on it in a few years of running there and I expect our No.32 Can-Am/Kappa Ford to be working the top to find some speed.”
Crew Chief Gene Nead will be bringing chassis GFR-889 to serve as the primary car. This chassis has raced one race for the team before, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Auto Club Speedway:
Average Start: 37.5
Average Finish: 34.5
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