Add Myatt Snider to the list of drivers fighting for a spot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. On Friday. Snider announced he will run the full 2020 schedule with Richard Childress Racing and RSS Racing. He had already contested the first eight races.
On social media, Snider posted, “The cat is out of the bag y’all… I’ll be an @NASCAR_Xfinity regular this year! So stoked to be in the 21/93 full time. […] Can’t wait to be there every weekend”.
The son of NBC reporter Marty Snider, he currently sits fifteenth in his first season of Xfinity racing with two top tens and a best finish of fifth at Bristol Motor Speedway. Snider also won the pole in his series début at the opener at Daytona International Speedway. His 2020 campaign has been split between RCR’s #21 and RSS’ #93; five of his eight starts so far have come with RCR.
As he had run every race up to this point, he remains eligible for the playoffs should he qualify. Prior to the announcement, he intended to run up to twenty of the thirty-three races.
It will be Snider’s third full-time season in a NASCAR series and the third consecutive at a different level. After finishing ninth in the 2018 Truck Series standings, he went across the pond and finished sixth in the 2019 Whelen Euro Series Elite 2 Division championship. Although he did not win a race in either series, he scored a runner-up finish in the Truck race at Talladega Superspeedway and Rookie of the Year honours. His European excursion saw him record two podium finishes. Snider also ran three Truck races in 2019 as a substitute for the suspended Johnny Sauter, during which he had two top tens.
Snider is sharing the #21 with Anthony Alfredo and Kaz Grala, while the #93 has been split between him, C.J. McLaughlin, Joey Gase, and Jeff Green. Alfredo will run the #21 in the weekend’s doubleheader at Homestead-Miami Speedway, meaning Snider will be in the #93.