NASCAR driver Paul Menard will retire from full-time racing after the 2019 season.

Wood Brothers Racing made the announcement Tuesday, adding that Matt DiBenedetto will join the team and drive the No. 21 Ford Mustang beginning in 2020.

Menard, 39, has spent 13 full-time seasons on the track, and his final appearance at Homestead Miami Speedway will be his 471st start.

He won the 2011 Brickyard 400.

"I've enjoyed every moment of my career racing in the NASCAR Cup Series and I'm so thankful for all the great memories and friendships I've made through this sport. But I'm looking forward to spending more time at home with my wife Jennifer and our two young children while moving forward with the next chapter of my life," Menard said in a statement.

DiBenedetto, 28, has earned six top 10 finishes in the past 11 races, including three in the top five.

--Field Level Media

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