"I'm proud of everyone at BK Racing," said DiBenedetto following the Good Sam 500. "For both David and I to bring home top-25 finishes shows the effort that Ron (Devine, team owner) put into the team over the offseason. We're working hard to bring home better results each week and this finish will give our team a confidence boost heading into Auto Club Speedway."
"We had a solid weekend with the Dr Pepper Toyota," Ragan said. "We had great long run speed and made the car better during the race. Overall, we need to continue to improve our speed and handling, but today was a sign of progress."
DiBenedetto took the green flag for the 312-lap race in the 23rd position after advancing to the second round of knockout qualifying on Friday evening. Teammate David Ragan started the Good Sam 500 in 29th position.
In the early stages of the race, DiBenedetto reported to crew chief Gene Nead that the Schluter Systems Toyota was very tight and he was working on adjusting his track bar.
Battling similar handling issues, Ragan and crew chief Patrick Donahue worked on dialing in the Dr Pepper Toyota throughout the race.
As the race went into overtime following a caution with six laps to go , DiBenedetto and Ragan battled hard to maintain their position to bring home top-25 finishes for the team.
Next week the BK Racing team travels to Auto Club Speedway for the third and final week of NASCAR Goes West. The Auto Club 400 will be on Sunday, March 20 with coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. (EST) on FOX.
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