After narrowly missing out on his first NASCAR Cup Series race win at Talladega last fall, Matt DiBenedetto does not have any hard feelings about it.

Matt DiBenedetto returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the first time since the last year’s Playoffs race there, where he was just about to win his first Cup Series race and 100th for legendary Wood Brothers Racing, but lost that much-desired victory at the final inches. Ahead of this race weekend, the no.21 car driver spoke about his mindset for the upcoming event.

“You always want redemption and all that, but really I’m just approaching it as any other superspeedway race,” DiBenedetto told ASN Motorsports. “Although last year stung a lot, every race is pretty much a reset at these superspeedways because they’re so wild, so crazy, so many things to have to work out your way.

“I look at it like a new day, starting completely fresh, doing all that weekend together trying to go out there and, more so, just get the 100th for the Wood Brothers no matter where that may fall. Although, we know that the Fords and our 21 car are very strong along the superspeedways. So, that gives us confidence going into Talladega, but a lot of things have to work out as well,” he added.

Matt DiBenedetto will start Sunday’s Cup Series race at Talladega from the 13th position.

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