Matt DiBenedetto enters concussion protocol, will miss Sprint Cup race
Matt DiBenedetto will not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race because he has entered NASCAR’s concussion protocol after a crash in Saturday’s Xfinity race, BK Racing announced.
DiBenedetto tweeted that Jeffrey Earnhardt would drive for him in Sunday’s Cup race.
BK Racing said that DiBenedetto was not cleared by doctors to race following his incident in Saturday’s Xfinity race.
DiBenedetto finished 36th Saturday after his crash brought out the caution on Lap 135 in the 200-lap race won by Kyle Larson.
DiBenedetto had started 66 consecutive Sprint Cup races. His best finish this year was sixth at Bristol in April.
I'm feeling totally fine...just having to follow the concussion protocol. Hate I can't drive tomorrow but I'm looking forward to Phoenix.— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) November 6, 2016