Rejoice, Matt DiBenedetto fans.
Wood Brothers Racing on Thursday announced the NASCAR fan-favorite will return to the No. 21 Ford Mustang for the 2021 NASCAR season. Recent rumors indicated the 29-year-old could be replaced by Austin Cindric, but DiBenedetto’s tweet following Sunday’s heartbreaking result at Talladega Superspeedway sparked optimism of a potential return.
Wood Brothers, NASCAR’s oldest team, used a “poem” to break the news.
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“It’s such an honor to be able to continue to drive for Wood Brothers Racing and have another year to grow with this organization,” DiBenedetto said in a press release. “I am excited to learn from our 2020 notebook and I’m confident that with a full season under our belt and working together as a team, we will produce even better results.
“I also want to thank Ford Performance and Team Penske for their efforts in making this happen. These types of decisions take a lot of time, as we all know there are a lot of factors in play. All three groups want to make the best decisions for everyone involved and I’m appreciative to have the opportunity to continue to compete for such a legendary race team.”
DiBenedetto still hasn’t won a Cup race but has 19 top-10 finishes over his six-year career.