Throw Matt DiBenedetto’s name in NASCAR’s Silly Season hat

“It is that time of the season,” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto wrote on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

He could have said, “It’s that time of the (silly) season.”

That was DiBenedetto’s way of announcing his departure from the No. 32 GoFas Racing team at the end of the year.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that after two exciting years with Go Fas Racing, (owners) Archie, Mason St. Hilaire and I have decided to move in different directions for 2019,” DiBenedetto wrote.

DiBenedetto did not indicate he had specific plans for next season.

“I believe that this gives me the best opportunity to further my career and showcase my talent and ability at the highest level,” DiBenedetto wrote. “Winning races has always been the goal, and now I’m taking a leap of faith and betting on myself to prove it.”

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.