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#32 NASCAR Team News and Links

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Go FAS Racing
Matt DiBenedetto

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Can-Am (13 races)(2018)
Kappa
Cosmo Motors
Keen Parts
corvetteparts.net (part of the Keen Parts sponsorship)
Visone RV
IncredibleBank (3 races)

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
ZAK Products

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Go Fas Racing - Twitter
Go Fas Racing - Facebook
Matt DiBenedetto - Twitter
Matt DiBenedetto - Facebook
Cam-Am - Twitter
Cam-Am - Facebook
Keen Parts - Twitter
Keen Parts - Facebook
CorvetteParts.net - Facebook

STATISTICS
Matt DiBenedetto - ESPN
Matt DiBenedetto - Racing Reference

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Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact


Races [13] that Can-Am/Kappa is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017
Atlanta - 3/5
Las Vegas - 3/12
Phoenix - 3/19
Auto Club - 3/26
Texas - 4/9
Dover - 6/4
Sonoma - 6/25
Michigan - 8/13
Kansas - 10/22
TBA

Races [?] that Keen Parts / Corvetteparts.net is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017:
Martinsville - 4/2
Michigan - 6/18
Kentucky - 7/8
Indianapolis - 7/23
Darlington - 9/3, Allison throwback
Dover - 10/1, Allison throwback
Martinsville - 10/29, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Races that E.J. Wade / E.J. Wade Construction / Foundation has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
Daytona - 2/26
Richmond - 4/30
Talladega - 5/7
Bristol - 8/19
Richmond - 9/9

Races that Cosmo Motors has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
Bristol - 4/19
Charlotte - 5/28

Races that IncredibleBank.com has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
Kansas - 5/13
Pocono - 6/11
Daytona - 7/1
Watkins Glen - 8/6
Chicago - 9/17, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Races that Anest Iwata has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
Kentucky - 7/8, w/Corvetteparts.net
Indianapolis - 7/23, w/Corvetteparts.net

Races that Weirs Motor Sales Inc has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
New Hampshire - 7/16

Races that Dick Stevens Jerky has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
Pocono - 7/30

Races that Ford EcoBoost has been the primary sponsor in 2017:
New Hampshire - 9/24

Contract Status: Driver: 2018; Primary Sponsors: Can-Am: 2018; others: ?


#32 Team / Driver News

Special scheme for DiBenedetto at Martinsville Martinsville Speedway marks the 33rd stop of the season for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. One of the circuits most unique racetracks, Martinsville is the site of some of the best racing on the circuit. Matt DiBenedetto and the #32 CorvetteParts.net team will be tackling the half-mile racetrack hoping to get some redemption on an earlier season run. This week's CorvetteParts.net Ford will have a different look to it. This week, Tom and T.J. Keen from CorvetteParts.net decided to run a pink and white scheme representing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team has also created a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) allowing fans to donate through the Go Fas Racing team's social media pages.(Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](10-29-2017)

The CorvetteParts.net team aims to complete a solid-run at the "Monster Mile" The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the "Monster Mile" this weekend, the site of the third race of the NASCAR Playoffs. Matt DiBenedetto and the Go Fas Racing team will be bringing back their fan-favorite throwback scheme from earlier this year, courtesy of Tom and T.J. Keen from CorvetteParts.net. The gold and white scheme that will run this weekend is a nod to a famous Bobby Allison scheme that is among one of the most recognizable schemes in NASCAR history.(Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](9-30-2017)

Ford EcoBoost on the #32 at New Hampshire: The second race of the NASCAR playoffs will take place this Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto and the Go Fas Racing team will be representing Ford EcoBoost with a blue and white scheme that will look familiar to Ford Racing fans. This will be the first race of the 2017 season that Ford EcoBoost will be listed as the primary sponsor of the #32 Ford.[More](9-21-2017)

Go Fas Racing, Incredible Bank, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team up The first race of the NASCAR playoffs arrives Sunday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto will be sporting a special scheme as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have joined forces with Incredible Bank to give the #32 team a new look. This weekend's race, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series "Tales of the Turtles 400", marks the first race of the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs. Matt DiBenedetto will be racing with a turtles scheme of his own, representing the "Samurai" character. With this, the team will be working with Nickelodeon to put together fun segments that will air on Nickelodeon and Nick Sports after the race weekend. Matt DiBenedetto will also make several appearances this weekend with Nickelodeon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle characters that will be announced later this week on the Go Fas Racing social media pages.(Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](9-15-2017)

Matt DiBenedetto to return to Go Fas Racing for the 2018 season: Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Matt DiBenedetto and Gene Nead have agreed to a contract extension keeping them both with the #32 team throughout the 2018 season. The pair has brought significant improvements to the Go Fas team this season, improving approximately seven spots on average in both qualifying and race finishes. With the ability to improve even further and build their program throughout the offseason, the team expects to keep climbing up the standings.[More](8-12-2017)

Go Fas releases Darlington throwback scheme: Matt DiBenedetto's #32 throwback scheme will honor Bobby Allison's 1988 Daytona 500 winning car.[More](7-28-2017)

Dick Stevens Jerky joins Go Fas Racing: Fresh off of their best-ever finish, an eighth-place run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Dick Stevens Jerky will be joining Matt DiBenedetto and the Go Fas Racing team as a partner, beginning this weekend for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400.[More](7-24-2017)

Weirs Motor Sales Leads Local Companies supporting Go Fas Racing at NHMS: Go Fas Racing will be sporting a local flavor this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a home-race for Go Fas Racing's team owner, Archie St. Hilaire and team manager Mason St. Hilaire. Weirs Motor Sales, Bentley's Saloon, Carl R. Perkins Paving, Bangor Truck Equipment, Mike's Clam Shack, and The Rod Father will all be represented on driver Matt DiBenedetto's Ford Fusion as he takes the green flag in New Hampshire this Sunday. Each sponsor has worked with the Go Fas Racing family in the past, and has returned for the 2017 season. (Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](7-11-2017)

Anest Iwata joins Matt DiBenedetto and Go Fas Racing for the 2017 season: Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Anest Iwata will be teaming up with Matt DiBenedetto, CorvetteParts.net, and the #32 team for multiple races starting at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Anest Iwata specializes in manual and automatic spray guns guns used across fine art, high end automotive refinish, and industrial markets. Besides being among the top manufacturers of spray guns in the world, Anest Iwata is a leading manufacturer of engineered solutions for air compressors, vacuum pumps, spray and finishing systems.[More](7-4-2017)

The IncredibleBank Team and Matt DiBenedetto Return To Daytona Another Top-10? : Earlier this year, the Go Fas Racing team and Matt DiBenedetto kicked off their 2017 season with a top-10 in their first race working together. This Saturday night, they'll look to find some of that same magic in hopes of another great finish on the high-banks of Daytona International Speedway. Daytona will be the first track the circuit returns to for a second time thus far on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. IncredibleBank will be the primary sponsor of Matt DiBenedetto, as the team features IncredibleBank's "Strengthy Accounts". Over the next few weeks, IncredibleBank and GoFasRacing will be promoting a hot pass giveaway for fans to win the chance to join the IncredibleBank team and Matt DiBenedetto at Watkins Glen next month. All they have to do is open a "Strengthy" account - checking, savings, money market, or CD and they are automatically entered to be a VIP guest of the team. Each account will earn great rates and still have quick and convenient access to money with their easy-to-use online and mobile banking.(Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](6-30-2017)

Can-Am/Kappa return to sponsor DiBenedetto at Dover The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the thirteenth race of the regular season. Can-Am and Kappa, will be sponsoring the #32 Ford and driver Matt DiBenedetto as they take the green flag for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. The team will also be taking part in Dover's, "Autism Awareness Day at the Races" and will be running a special Autism Awareness decal on the Can-Am/Kappa Ford all weekend.(Go Fas Racing)[Read More Here](6-4-2017)

Go FAS Racing hauler involved in accident entering Dover The hauler of the #32 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go FAS Racing team was involved in an accident entering the Dover International Speedway infield Thursday night. According to a team spokesperson, the hauler was waiting in line before being parked in the Cup Series garage when the body of a garbage truck shifted on Dover's steep banking and collided with the stopped hauler, causing significant damage to the left side. The team's rented tractor also received damaged. No one was injured.(CATCHFENCE.com)[Read More Here](6-2-2017)

IncredibleBank Joins Go Fas Racing for 2017 Season Go Fas Racing announced that IncredibleBank will be joining Matt DiBenedetto and the #32 team as a primary sponsor for multiple races in the 2017 season. The IncredibleBank racecar will first run at Kansas Speedway this weekend and will have more dates to be announced. IncredibleBank, a division of River Valley Bank, opened in 2009 as one of the earlyinternet-only banks. They've been called one of the "least evil banks" and "still awesome" by CNN. Now IncredibleBank has added to their already successful high interest deposit customer base with a luxury motor coach financing product called OnRamp that caters to the high-end traveler.(Go Fas Racing)[click to continue](5-10-2017)

Go Fas Racing and Matt DiBenedetto to Run Reddit AllStar Scheme: Go Fas Racing is proud to announce that Reddit, will be represented on the #32 Ford at the Monster Energy Open, the race to gain entry into the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.(Go Fas Racing)[click to continue](5-9-2017)

EJ Wade Construction sponsoring DiBenedetto at Richmond: Matt DiBenedetto and the #32 EJ Wade Construction team moved up to 31st in owner and driver points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after a 19th place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway last week. This weekend, the series travels to Richmond International Raceway.[More](4-26-2017)

E.J. Wade Foundation to Sponsor Go Fas Racing in Daytona 500: Go Fas Racing announced that the E.J. Wade Foundation will be debuting as the primary sponsor of the #32 Ford in the Daytona 500. The E.J. Wade Foundation, founded by Jeff and Janet Wade, is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on rheumatoid arthritis patient assistance, aid for the people of Niger, Africa, as well as disaster preparedness relief across the United States. Each pillar of philanthropy represents a deep personal meaning for the Wade family. The E.J. Wade Foundation will continue to encompass all three tenants of the elder foundations, adding a fourth focus: community partnerships. "Obviously it's great to have E.J. Wade come with me to Go Fas Racing," DiBenedetto said. "But it really means so much to me to have a foundation so close to Mr. and Mrs. Wade's heart on our racecar. The foundation does so many great things for people in need and it's a great honor to have them with our No.32 team. We hope to be able to raise awareness and money for all of these great causes while continuing to grow their business." "My family and I are excited to be sponsoring Matt DiBenedetto through Go Fas Racing this year," said Jeff Wade, President of E.J. Wade Construction. "The Lord has blessed us throughout the years and we are glad to be able to pass that blessing on. It has been a privilege to get to know Matt and wish him well during this upcoming NASCAR season." "I'm really glad to have Jeff and Janet with the E.J. Wade Foundation on board for the Daytona 500 this year," said Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go Fas Racing. "From helping kids in Africa, to disaster relief here in the United States, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, which is prevalent here in the northeast where I'm from, we look forward to being a platform for both Jeff and Janet to get the message out about all the great things that their foundation does." As in years past, Go Fas Racing's #32 Ford will be undertaking an overnight makeover from the E.J. Wade Foundation's colors of purple and white, to Can-Am's familiar yellow and black during Thursday night's Can-Am duels. Once the Can-Am duels have been completed, DiBenedetto's Ford will return back to representing the E.J. Wade Foundation for the rest of the Daytona 500 weekend (Go Fas Racing), see image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page (2-9-2017)

Ryan Ellis joins GoFas...as PR rep: Ryan Ellis made 24 starts across NASCAR's three national series last year, another young driver trying to stay alive in the sport by jumping into whatever ride he could. But Ellis, tired of waiting for his big break and facing another exhausting season of trying to chase sponsorship, realized it might be best to take a year off from driving, then reset and try again in 2018. His job for this season, though, is perhaps unprecedented for a driver who raced in the NASCAR Cup Series as recently as November. Ellis is now the public relations representative for Matt DiBenedetto, who joins GoFas Racing's #32 car this season. "It's just so hard to claw and scratch and still be able to pay the bills halfway through a season," Ellis said this week in between shuttling DiBenedetto to various stops on the NASCAR Media Tour. "I've been able to do it the last couple years, but it just takes such a burden on you." That's no exaggeration; Ellis has taken side jobs like working at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and even mopping floors at a BMW dealership to make ends meet. So the opportunity to try his hand at PR - which comes with a steady salary - was too good to pass up, especially while working with a good friend. "(Finding a ride) is only getting harder," Ellis said. "With the self-funded drivers or the drivers who know the right people, you're just not going to get one of these opportunities without money. I need to pay the bills, so I've just got to accept it and do all I can."(JeffGluck.com)(1-28-2017)

Gene Nead to serve as crew chief at Go Fas: Gene Nead will assume crew chief duties for the #32 Ford Fusion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2017 season. "I'm excited to be joining the Go Fas Racing team," Nead said. "I've enjoyed working with Matt the last couple of seasons and I'm really looking forward to working with the rest of the guys on our No. 32 Ford team." Nead, a veteran crew chief, brings to GFR more than 20 years of crew chief experience in NASCAR's top-three series' and has accumulated 9 wins, 66 top-five finishes, and 11 poles. Last year, he served as crew chief of the #83 at BK Racing, where he worked with Matt DiBenedetto, and together they earned their best ever finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Go Fas Racing)(1-20-2017)

Charters change hands; Petty down to one team? UPDATE: Interviewed on SiriusXM NASCAR radio Thursday afternoon, Go Fas owner Archie St. Hilare said the #32 team has leased the charter from Richard Petty Motorsports' #44 team for the 2017 season. Furthermore, Go Fas has leased the #32 team charter for next season to Wood Brothers Racing's #21 team.
The moves will guarantee #21-Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers make every race next season.
Per ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass, "By leasing #32 charter to Wood Brothers, Go FAS likely makes sure charter isn't bottom 3 for 3 consecutive yrs (can be revoked if so)".
In addition, St. Hilare says Go Fas has obtained 6 cars from Richard Petty Motorsports for next year.
While nothing has been officially announced, the moves appear to show that Richard Petty Motorsports will contract back to a single car team next season with #43-Aric Almirola.(12-15-2016)
UPDATE: Statement from Brian Moffitt, CEO Richard Petty Motorsports: "At the conclusion of the 2016 season, we evaluated how to best improve our on-track product. We feel that it's in the best interest of our partners and for Richard Petty Motorsports to focus our resources on the No. 43 Ford Fusion and Aric (Almirola) in 2017. A concentrated effort on one team will position us for improvement while giving us adequate time to reestablish our two-car team in 2018. For the interim, we will lease one of our two charters."(Richard Petty Motorsports)(12-16-2016)

DiBenedetto to drive for Go Fas: Go Fas Racing announced that Matt DiBenedetto will pilot the #32 Go Fas Racing Ford for all 36 scheduled events in NASCAR's Premier Series during the 2017 season. DiBenedetto comes to GFR after completing two full seasons in NASCAR's Premier Series where he tallied 68 starts and a season-best finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway in Spring of 2016. "I am very excited to join Go Fas Racing for the 2017 season! We have a great group of people that I am very excited to work with this season! I am thankful for the opportunity and I look forward to representing the team and sponsors to the best of my ability!" said DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing is looking forward to the opportunity to focus on having one driver in the seat for all 36 scheduled races since its inception into the series in 2014. Can-Am/Kappa, Keen Parts, Visone RV, Really Cheap Floors and many more familiar faces will yet again don the #32 Go Fas Racing Ford.(Go Fas Racing)(12-15-2016)

Jeffrey Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte will not return to Go Fas: There will be a new face in the #32 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2017. Jeffrey Earnhardt will not be back in the Ford ride next year, according to team owner Archie St. Hilaire. "Jeffrey won't be back," St. Hilaire told Frontstretch. "We really want to focus on one driver for the year. We're talking to several parties, but that's our goal. We've been doing this for four years with multiple drivers. Our goal is to find one driver. If we have to, we'll find two, but not four or five. It's time to move the program up." Primary sponsor Can-Am has announced they have extended their deal with Go Fas Racing for the next two seasons, with 13 races as a primary sponsor. "A couple of goals we have for next year is to run better, have an affiliation with another Ford team that we're talking to and hoping the whole team can step it up," St. Hilaire said. "We're talking to both of them (Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing), but we'll be affiliated with a team next year." The No. 32 team finished 38th in owner points, the lowest of teams with a charter. NASCAR has the option to revoke a team's charter if it is one of the bottom three teams with a charter for three straight seasons. Bobby Labonte will not return to the #32 car for the team after longtime Go Fas Racing sponsor C&J Energy Services owner Josh Comstock died in early March, which meant the company would no longer sponsor his efforts during the four plate races.(Frontstretch)(11-24-2016)

Go Fas Racing looking at options for 2017: "Let's face it, anybody in the bottom three is exploring all their options right now,'' car owner Archie St. Hilaire said. St. Hilaire's Go Fas Racing team ranks last in the standings among charter teams. He seeks a partnership. He is willing to lease his charter and partner with another chartered team if that will help his team grow. If a chartered team finishes in the bottom three among the 36 chartered teams in the owner standings three consecutive years, NASCAR has the right to remove that charter. Although the first year with this system isn't yet complete, teams aren't waiting to act. St. Hilaire said he hopes to have an idea in the next month what direction he'll go.(NBC Sports)(10-22-2016)

BRP renews Can-Am NASCAR #32 Go Fas Racing sponsorship: BRP's Can-Am brand will be present on the NASCAR circuit for the next two years through its collaboration with the GoFAS #32 NASCAR Sprint Cup series racing team, in association with the Kappa and Cyclops Gear brands. The sponsorship was renewed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The agreement provides BRP's Can-Am brand with the opportunity to sponsor 36 races, 13 as primary sponsor. "BRP's successful experience to date on the NASCAR circuit in 2016 has been an important asset in our North American growth plan for the Can-Am brand," said Anne Bélec, SVP Global Brand, Communications and PAC at BRP. "It has helped the brand gain greater visibility through NASCAR's millions of North American spectators annually, and get closer to our consumers and their riding communities." The sponsorship includes four title races - the Can-Am Duel at Daytona and the Can-Am 500 in Phoenix for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in the U.S., and the Can-Am 200 in Toronto and Les 50 tours Can-Am in Trois-Rivières on the NASCAR Pinty's circuit in Canada.(BRP PR), Jeffrey Earnhardt has driven the #32 Ford in 10 races in 2016, six of the races with Can-Am as the primary sponsor. No word if Earnhardt will return in 2017. Patrick Carpentier drove the car at Sonoma and Indy with Can-Am as the sponsor. Other drivers who have driven the #32, with different sponsors this season: Bobby Labonte(3) Boris Said(1), Eddie MacDonald(1), Joey Gase(3) and Jeb Burton(2).(8-17-2016)

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