After competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for the last five seasons, Matt DiBenedetto will undergo a major culture shift, announcing on Thursday he’ll compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022.
The 30-year-old will compete in all 23 events for Rackley WAR, piloting the organization’s No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet Silverado.
“I may be telling my age, I don’t know. I forget that I’ve been doing this stuff so long,” said DiBenedetto, upon being announced as the full-time driver of Rackley W.A.R.’s No. 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado for the 2022 racing season.
Chad Kendrick will continue as crew chief of the No. 25 Chevrolet Camaro in 2022.
“We are honored to have Matt DiBenedetto join Rackley W.A.R. full-time for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season driving the number 25 Chevrolet,” said team owner Curtis Sutton.” We feel that by teaming Matt up with experienced crew chief Chad Kendrick, we will be competing for multiple wins and be competitive at all race tracks. I truly believe that the NASCAR Truck Series is the most exciting, and I am looking forward to getting the season started.”
DiBenedetto will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Daytona International Speedway in February, a surprising tidbit, considering his tenure in NASCAR”s top-two series.
“I can honestly say that, at this time in my career, I am truly excited. I feel like I’m going back to my roots in a lot of ways. I love the feeling you immediately get when you talk to Curtis, Willie, Chad; all the guys around this organization. They are all hard-core racers and everyone is extremely dedicated. This opportunity is a blessing to me and I’m really excited to do my part in taking this team to the next level.”
The team will continue their partnership with Chevrolet and GMS Racing for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
“We have a lot of great folks around this race shop and in a lot of other places, said team co-owner, Willie Allen. “This will be our second year having an alliance with GMS Racing and we’re really appreciative of all they do for us. We will continue our manufacturer alliance with GM and Chevrolet, and we’re super thankful for the resources they make available to us. This series is for sure the most competitive out there right now, and we are really fortunate to have excellent partners. We anticipate a big year as we look forward to our first win.”