FR8 208 Recap


Start: 10th | Finish: 6th | Driver Points: 7th | Owner Points: 7th

Race Recap: A rainy day at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday washed out practice and qualifying for the Craftsman Truck Series. Matt DiBenedetto lined up 10th for the FR8 208 in a field set by the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book.

Once the green flag flew, the No. 25 quickly moved through the field and into the top five. DiBenedetto stayed out under the first yellow with less than 10 laps remaining and ended stage one in fifth following a two-lap shootout to end the stage.

After a quick caution to begin stage two, the field remained green through the remainder of the stage, and despite dropping as low as 15th, DiBenedetto recovered to finish stage two in 11th.

Another trip down pit road a slight wedge adjustment to counter a slightly tight truck saw the No. 25 off of pit road quickly, allowing DiBenedetto to restart on the front row. Restarting on the inside line, he dropped back just outside the top 20 with little help from others on the track.

Despite a flurry of cautions and a few close calls in the latter part of stage three, DiBenedetto emerged from overtime with a season-best sixth-place finish. He gained one spot in the championship standings an now sits seventh, 28 points behind leader Christian Eckes.

Next Up: XPEL 225 at Circuit of the Americas Saturday, March 25 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 | MRN | SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90

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About Rackley W.A.R: Rackley W.A.R.’s first season in the NASCAR Craftsman® Truck Series came in 2021. The driver roster has included such standout names as Timothy Peters, Josh Berry, William Byron, Brett Moffitt, and Willie Allen. Since 2022, our primary driver for the NASCAR Truck Series has been racing veteran, Matt DiBenedetto. Collectively, Rackley W.A.R. has won multiple premier racing events with our fantastic host of drivers, including the team’s first NASCAR Craftsman® Truck Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in 2022 for the running of the Chevrolet 250. We are proud of our team’s growth, and look forward to our future expansion in motorsports.

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