MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Matt DiBenedetto will not return to the Rackley W.A.R. racing team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series next season.
Di Benedetto, who won his only NASCAR national series race with the team last year, issued a statement on social media on Wednesday (Aug. 30) afternoon.
“After careful consideration, I have decided not to return to Rackley W.A.R. for the 2024 race season,” DiBenedetto said. “I am very thankful to have been a part of the team’s tremendous growth over these two years. We’ve shared many accomplishments together such as the team’s first win, making the playoffs, six top 10s in a row and much more. I’m thankful for the opportunity Rackley W.A.R., Curtis, Willie, Chevrolet, and all of our partners have given me these past two years and for believing in me.”
The 32-year-old driver added that he has nothing lined up for next season.
“I’m looking forward to what the future holds, as of right now I don’t have any 2024 plans but I am exploring all options in all series,” he noted. “Thank you to my dedicated and awesome fan base, as well as NASCAR and the whole industry for being able to make a career out of what I love.”
DiBenedetto, who spent six years racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, has raced the past two years in the Rackley W.A.R. No. 25 Chevrolet.
Later in the day, Rackley W.A.R issued its own statement.
“Today, Rackley W.A.R. and driver Matt DiBenedetto have reached a mutual decision to part ways for the 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race season,” the statement read. “We have met many great milestones together on what will be a two-season journey.
“While Rackley W.A.R. wishes Matt the very best in his future endeavors, this team remains committed to the 2023 NASCAR Playoffs season, and an exciting future ahead. Thank you to our fans and partners for your continued undying support.”