Matt DiBenedetto and Gene Nead have agreed to an extension with Go Fas Racing.
Both the driver and veteran crew chief will remain with the No. 32 team throughout 2018.
DiBenedetto is in his third full season in the Monster Energy Cup Series and his first with the Archie St. Hilaire-owned team.
“I couldn’t be happier to sign this deal with Go Fas and the St.Hilaire family,” DiBenedetto said. “Being involved in this family operation has been so much fun and we get a lot of pride out of improving their program together. Everything that they said they were going to do to our program, they did. It’s great to work with people who say they want to improve and do just that.
“Working with Gene for another season, and especially over the offseason, will allow us to rebuild some of our cars, get ahead on the 2018 season, and really make the most out of our team. Gene is one of the most intelligent guys in the garage area and is respected industry-wide. He knows how to make our cars faster with just about any budget. We already have great partners on board, and hopefully we can continue to add even more to show just how good we really can be.”
The 26-year-old Grass Valley, California native is currently 31st in the standings and has posted two top-10 finishes — ninth in the Daytona 500 and eighth at Indianapolis last month.
“I’m really happy to have Matt and Gene back next season,” St. Hilaire said. “We have improved overall by seven spots from last year and we’re looking forward to picking up a couple more spots before the end of this season. Hopefully we’ll be working our way into the top-25 in 2018 with more help from existing and new sponsorship.
“All of the guys at Go Fas have worked their butts off this year at the shop and on the road and it’s really showing. We appreciate all the hard work they’ve put in this year.”
Go Fas Racing’s current primary sponsors — Can-Am / Kappa and Keen parts.com/CorvetteParts.net — will continue to support the No. 32 Ford next season.