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DiBenedetto Forced to Sit Out Texas Cup Race
Following a crash in the XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt DiBenedetto will be forced to sit out Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event.
Driving the No. 14 entry for TriStar Motorsports in the XFINITY race, DiBenedetto made heavy contact with the outside wall on Lap 134 of the 200 lap event. After being checked over, DiBenedetto was not cleared to drive by physicians and has entered NASCAR’s concussion protocol.
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.
— Matthew DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) November 6, 2016
BK Racing announced Jeffrey Earnhardt would substitute for DiBenedetto on Sunday. Earnhardt ran for the organization at Talladega Superspeedway a couple weeks ago. This weekend will mark Earnhardt’s 20th Sprint Cup Series start of the season.
DiBenedetto had qualified the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing in 33rd for the Sprint Cup Series race.
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