Go Fas Racing, Circle Sport Racing partner for 2018 Cup Effort

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By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor

When Go Fas Racing (GFR) and driver Matt DiBenedetto return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field next month at Daytona International Speedway, they’ll do so with a guaranteed spot.

The team announced Wednesday that they’ve reached a partnership agreement with Circle Sport Racing (CSR) owner Joe Falk that will see the team obtain the charter Falk previously used in a partnership with The Motorsports Group (TMG) when they fielded the No. 33 Chevrolet.

Falk ended the partnership between CSR and TMG following the 2017 season, and had control of the charter from the effort.

GFR found themselves in need of a new charter for their No. 32 Ford after reaching a partnership with Wood Brothers Racing that saw owner Archie St. Hilaire’s original charter go to the veteran team’s No. 21 Ford.

“This deal pretty much fills our plate for the 2018 season,” St. Hilaire said. “We decided that the best long-term strategy for GFR’s original charter was to strike a deal our good friends at Wood Brothers Racing which left us seeking a charter for our own No. 32 car.
“I think this partnership with Joe Falk is mutually beneficial for both Joe and ourselves going into the future. Joe has been in the business for a long time and will add a wealth of knowledge to our programs in 2018 and beyond.”
The pairing signals a switch to from Chevrolet to Ford for Falk, who still intends to see the No. 33 entry on-track when finances allow it
 “We have been talking about doing this for over a year and it was a big decision to switch to Ford, but we believe it will pay off,” Falk said. “This is a performance business and we have not had the team to get good finishes.
“We are also working on running the No. 33 car in select events with young drivers such as Joey Gase to help get them prepared for a full Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season going forward.”
GFR and DiBenedetto will enter their second year together in 2018. The pairing earned top 10s in both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 en-route to a 32nd-place finish in the Cup Series standings in their first season.
St. Hilaire is also bringing back his sister Go Green Racing team. The organization will field Gase in the 2018 XFINITY Series season.

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