Front Row Motorsports parts ways with driver Trifft due to health

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Front Row Motorsports has announced it has mutually parted ways with driver Matt Tifft. This will allow the young driver to continue to focus on his health.

He had a medical emergency in October at the race track. This caused him to miss the fall Martinsville race.

“I’ve made the decision to focus on my health and there is no rush or timetable to get back behind the wheel. Because of that, I can’t commit to racing full-time in 2020. I can’t say when I’ll be ready to race again, but I believe I will come back. I love this sport, the people, and I would like to be a part of it next year in some capacity.

“I want to thank Bob Jenkins, Jerry Freeze and the entire Front Row Motorsports organization for allowing me to live my dream of racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. They are great people and it’s been awesome to race there. I look forward to what’s next in racing when the time is right.”

As a rookie, Tifft made 32 Cup Series appearances with the team. He completed 8,502 of the 8,842 possible laps. He also led one lap.

He had an average start of 28.2. He also had an average finish of 26.

Tifft did have one Top 10 finish on the season. He finished ninth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“Matt has always shown us a lot of determination and courage,” Jenkins said. “He’s a fighter and I believe, like him, that he’ll return to driving. For now, we support Matt and his need to focus on his health and his family. Racing will be there when it’s time. We want to thank Matt and his family for being a part of Front Row Motorsports and helping us continue to grow.”

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