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Matt DiBenedetto: Win No. 100 ‘main goal’

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Six races remain on the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, and while Matt DiBenedetto was eliminated from championship contention after the Round of 12, his number one goal is to capture the 100th victory for the Wood Brothers in Cup Series competition.

If DiBenedetto can win in the No. 21 car, he would become the 19th different driver to win for Wood Brothers Racing.

“I think getting win No. 100 is really the goal for finishing out the season, so that’s — we want it so bad, not only me but our whole team,” DiBenedetto said to The Racing Experts. “We want to get win No. 100 for the Woods so bad.  I want to do it personally driving the 21 car. 

“That’s something that’s way beyond a dream come true driving the 21, and every time I step foot in it, you never forget, like I look at the car, and I’m like, ‘Man, I’m driving the 21 car.’ That’s so amazing just as a fan of the sport from being a kid.”

The California-native is ranked 14th in the standings through 30 races. He has earned three Top-5 finishes, eight Top-10 finishes and has led 66 laps.

DiBenedetto will start 13th Sunday (Oct. 4th) in the Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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“[Win No. 100] would be the main goal for us this season and to also run consistently and rack up points because we have a lot to race for,” DiBenedetto said. “We’re technically racing for up to fifth place in points, so our season is very, very far from over, and a run like tonight was super important.”

The most recent winner for the organization was Ryan Blaney at Pocono Raceway in June of 2007.

Three-time Cup Series champion David Pearson has the most wins for the organization at 43.

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