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.”