Matt DiBenedetto is one misbehaved giraffe.
The NASCAR driver inexplicably decided to don a full animal onesie Sunday afternoon in the iRacing Pro Series before getting booted from the event for intentionally ramming into Ryan Preece. He also recorded a bizarre video while still wearing the costume.
Cringe comedy, it seems, is still in vogue.
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“I got really hot and I sweat a lot,” DiBenedetto said to the camera before letting out an awkward chuckle.
DiBenedetto had some fun with his DQ after completing 112 laps.
William Byron won the race at virtual Richmond. Timmy Hill finished second and Parker Kligerman came in third.
The iRacing Series has had strong early returns for NASCAR during the coronavirus pandemic, but has taken black eyes in recent weeks, most notably from Kyle Larson’s use of the N-word while on a live stream last weekend. Larson was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing as a result of the incident. He also lost his main sponsors.
The next official iRacing event is scheduled for April 26, at virtual Talladega.