Matt DiBenedetto will drive Reddit car later in season if he makes All-Star Race
Matt DiBenedetto hasn’t qualified for the May 21 Sprint All-Star Race yet. But if he does, his No. 83 Toyota will be sponsored by Reddit in a race “shortly after Charlotte” the BK Racing driver announced on the website Tuesday.
The BK Racing driver can make the All-Star Race via one of three ways. Other than winning this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway, he can win one of the three rounds of the Sprint Open on May 20 or he can be the winner of the Fan Vote, which ends at 7 p.m. the night of the Sprint Open.
DiBenedetto turned heads last month when he finished sixth at Bristol Motor Speedway for a career-best result. The following week, DiBenedetto took part in a “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on the site and accepted the nickname of “DiBurrito” from the users of the site’s NASCAR page.
As a result, DiBenedetto also announced should he make it into the exhibition race, he’ll put the nickname on his car for the rest of the season.
DiBenedetto is currently 31st in the Sprint Cup driver standings. His best finish at Dover in two starts is 32nd. Outside of placing sixth at Bristol, his best result this year is 20th at Phoenix International Raceway.