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Myatt Snider Joining RCR in Part-Time Xfinity Ride

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Myatt Snider will join Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity program in select races, starting with the 2020 season opener, the team announced Thursday (Nov. 21).

Snider was the 2018 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie of the year and has four top fives and 13 top 10s in the series. He competed in just three series races in 2019 for ThorSport Racing.

He most recently competed in the Whelen Euro Series and finished fifth in the championship standings.

“I am thrilled to be driving for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Snider said in a team release. “It’s an honor to drive for a team with such a rich history in the sport, and I’m excited to start learning from everyone. After a great season of racing in Europe this past year, I’m excited to be back home and moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series.”

Snider will be sponsored by TaxSlayer.

“I’m also happy TaxSlayer has returned for another year to support my racing career,” Snider said. “I’m honored to be a part of bringing them back to the Xfinity Series. TaxSlayer has been a loyal partner of mine, and I can’t wait to see what we can build together moving forward. I know the season just ended, but 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent year. I’m just ready for Daytona to get here as soon as possible!”

“We’re proud to be joining forces with Myatt and TaxSlayer during the 2020 season,” Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of RCR, said. “Both Myatt and TaxSlayer are family-focused, with Myatt’s family being involved in racing and TaxSlayer being a family-owned tax and financial technology company. Those values fit perfectly with ours, and I think will help guide all of us to on and off-track success next season.”

The other races and car number are yet to be announced.

Snider is RCR’s first announced hire for the Xfinity Series in 2020. Defending series champion Tyler Reddick is moving to the team’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series program, while part-timers Kaz Grala and Joe Graf Jr. have not announced their 2020 plans.

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