Matt DiBenedetto appreciation thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Clutch, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    That's what I'm thinking. Maybe the 14 and 41 will be available after next year if performance remains flat. Can't really understand the justification for keeping Bowyer another year even though he squeaked into the playoff. Suarez is young and should be given another year imo.
  2. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    Suarez brings money and is better than the last ride buyer they had (Danica) so he's probably safe for a while.
  3. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    I don't view Saurez as a ride buyer. He's an Xfinity champion who competed against guys like Erik Jones. Yep he has big money behind him him but he has skills too.
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  4. OldTimer

    OldTimer Team Owner

    Keep in mind....if you had Menard's money you could throw Suarez's money away and never notice a difference. Granted, Suarez's benefactor is richer, but Menard has it in his pocket.

    Menard is stepping away from full time specifically to enhance the opportunities of the not forget that. Imagine what ARCA, Xfinity, Gander Trucks, and the Cup would be like without the Menard's support. Quite sure, even though John is as hard nose as there is, he still supported his son's endeavor...more from the outside than directly though. Please note, John never specifically sponsored Paul since he was sixteen and running street stocks in Wisconsin.
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  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Big day for Matt D. It would be sweet if they locked him in for a couple years, let the dude sleep at night. Lol
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  6. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Daddys Money is all over this sport from its inception. Its not unique.
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  7. dirtguru

    dirtguru Team Owner

    I read a twitter post that said the Woods twitter account was hacked and that it was fake News. I would love for Matty D to drive the 21 but I'm a little skeptical that this would evolve so fast and without rumors.
  8. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Not a rumor
  9. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    The Wood Bros and Dibenedetto have confirmed this already...
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  10. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    "It's the family business."
    --Kyle Petty humbly speaking about his driving career in NASCAR in an interview many years ago that I watched and listened to.
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  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    And sometimes Daddy himself, and Pop-pop too.
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  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Whose Twitter account did you read this on?
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    nailed lips together.
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  14. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    This is great! Hell ya Matty D in the Penske fold! Hes gonna turn even more heads now for sure!
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  15. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Jeff Gluck

    Apparently Paul Menard was the one who told the Wood Brothers to go after Matt DiBenedetto, and that’s the only driver they went after.
  17. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    great news,for matt d and ford and he is in a way better (family) with the wood brothers.
  18. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    but he still didn't.

    That one's tough. I think I'd give an edge to Blaney too. Don't know though

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  19. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    That's really cool

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  20. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    So happy for Matt D ! best NASCAR news I have heard in ages
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  21. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    It aint right but that cowboy hat, and awful head first slide just makes the Austin Dillion silver spoon yap work for me.
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  22. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Team Owner

    I cant wait for himt o not make the playoffs next year so we can stop hearing about him
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  23. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Naw, Blaney's first true Penske car was the 21. The only difference is in the reversed numbers.
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  24. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    menards brickyard win was a fluke, if you don't think so, you didn't watch that race. YES the 21 car is really a penske car. Its prepared in the penske race shop. Also interesting to me was we all know paul menard brings all the sponsorship money to the table. If there is a fully sponsored car and the 21 car wasn't really a penske car, wouldn't roger have wanted menard and his money to run one of his cars? Better yet wouldn't paul menard have wanted to run a real penske car as well? the answer is yes to both questions. That to me proves the 21 car is every bit of a penske car that the 2 others are.

    this is a big move for matt D, The 95 car will never be a furniture row car like the 78 was. Its interesting how something seemingly bad at the time turns out to be a blessing in disguise. if Matt had resigned with the 95 there wouldn't have been the opportunity with the 21 car. Christopher bell instead is going to the 95 which everyone knows is not really a car that will compete for wins. and its not meant to be a lasting place for bell either. So in the end Matt, gets the way way better end of the stick here. the 21 car can win races with a real driver,
  25. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    iam so glad he didnt jump in to the ragan 38 car and miss out on the 21 car
  26. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    OK :rolleyes:
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  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'm not the biggest DiBenedetto fanboy like everybody else, but he deserves a ride like the 21.
  28. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    95+% of drivers are "money drivers"...this is the most expensive sport in the world and it usually requires wealthy parents to get their kids started in racing.

    With that said, Matt D absolutely deserves a chance in better equipment and I'm thrilled.
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  29. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Its the Dot on the side of his head isnt it?
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  30. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Neither of you know what you're talking about.

    Say it with me ... it's The Dab!
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  31. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I was trying to forget, see what you've done
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  32. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    There is a lot of family money being spent in the minor league development series. Think of it as tuition at an expensive trade school. But it's very rare at the level of Nascar Cup Series racing. Among current drivers, there is only one - Paul Menard - that broke into the Cup Series by bringing family money. (I'm not counting a small handful of underfunded backmarkers that rent seats to unqualified kids like Timmy Hill and Jeb Burton.)

    I believe the narrative that racing is just for the rich, which is trendy in social media, is incorrect as well as demeaning to many ordinary guys that have had success as racers.
  33. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Paul Menard's reaction to all the chatter about "Daddy's Money" . . . .

    paul menard.jpg
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  34. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  35. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Gotta use that one like there's no tomorrow, 'cause there ain't.
  37. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    They beat no deal all to pieces.
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  38. OldTimer

    OldTimer Team Owner

    He should be thanking Paul...
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  39. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    He already has :confused:
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  40. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I hope you didn't shed any tears.

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