Myatt Snider, driver of the No. 21 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, certainly slayed on the track for Richard Childress Racing this season. The NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie split time between two different race teams, scoring two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes under the RCR banner.
Snider’s season started off with a lot of momentum for the No. 21 team after he scored the pole for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway in his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series start. The pole marked RCR’s sixth consecutive season with a pole at the opening race at Daytona in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“How cool is that?,” said Snider. “I am so blessed with the opportunity to race with Richard Childress Racing. This is a testament to all the men and women at RCR and ECR for bringing such fast racecars to Daytona every year. I’m very thankful that TaxSlayer is on board for this. I just really can’t put it into words. This is my first career NASCAR Xfinity Series start and my first career pole.”
Later that year, Snider put on a show at his home track of Charlotte Motor Speedway after a late-race crash all but destroyed his No. 21 TaxSlayer Chevrolet. Despite the heavy damage, Snider and team still delivered a top-10 finish. The result fully displayed the fighting spirit of Snider and the entire No. 21 team.
The week after Charlotte, Snider showcased his short track prowess by scoring the team’s first top-five finish of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway. Snider went on to bookend his strong June performances by leading laps en route to a fourth-place finish at Pocono Raceway. Snider avoided mayhem throughout the race and was tracking down the leaders on a late green, white, checkered finish before running out of laps.
“It has been an honor to compete here at Richard Childress Racing. I feel like I have vastly improved myself as a driver over these eight starts this season. The resources that both RCR and Chevrolet provide to us drivers here is second to none. I’m sure it has been a challenge for my crew chief, Andy Street, to rotate all these drivers out of the No. 21 car this year, but I’m really appreciative of the team’s efforts and feel like we have grown a lot together this year. Looking back, there have been a lot of great races for us, but Pocono stands out. We had so much speed that weekend. We led laps and really had a shot to win that race. It has been a lot of fun to compete with this No. 21 team this year.” – Myatt Snider