Myatt Snider Gets One Last Shot This Year With KBM

Myatt Snider

For one last time this season, Myatt Snider will sit behind the wheel of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra. He will secure his helmet, strap in his seat, slide on his gloves and start his engine – all for one last time. And this time, there’s a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Owner’s championship on the line.

Throughout the NCWTS 2017 season, The No. 51 Tundra has been shared by four different Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) drivers – owner-driver Kyle Busch, Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland and Myatt Snider. All four drivers have played their part in advancing the No. 51 Tundra into the final four in the Owner’s championship playoffs, and now it comes down to one race and one driver to seal the deal, Snider.

Friday’s race will be Snider’s eighth start for KBM in the NCWTS this season. The 22-year-old made his season debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Snider started that race 13th and ultimately crossed the finish line 10th to earn his first of three top-10 finishes so far this season. Snider’s second NCWTS race of the season came at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth where he was in place to grab a top 10 until a late-race spin relegated him to a 16th-place finish.  At Kentucky Speedway in Sparta he started the race from the sixth position, led four laps and ultimately crossed the finish line 16th. In his fourth race of the season, he took the green flag 10th and persevered from a mid-race spin to capture his second top 10 of the season at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Snider qualified ninth for the race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, but his day ended early after he was clipped from behind on the first lap and his Tundra ran into the inside wall first and came to rest on the outside wall. The damage was too severe for Snider to continue and he was scored with a 28th-place finish. Last month, Snider rolled off the grid ninth at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and earned his career-best finish of third at the superspeedway. In his most recent start at Texas, Snider started the race 12th and eventually crossed the finish line 12th.

For the season finale, Snider will once again don the patriotic colors of Liberty Tax Service on the hood of his No. 51 Tundra. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., last year Liberty Tax Service prepared over two million individual income tax returns in more than 4,000 offices and online. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor to many charitable causes.

Kyle Bush Motorsports has a record five NCWTS Owner’s championships. The No. 51 Toyota Racing team has one goal in mind as they prepare to race one last time this season – a sixth championship. With Victory Lane in mind, there’s only 134 laps standing between the team and one more trophy to end the season.

Myatt Snider, Driver of the No. 51 NCWTS Liberty Tax Service Tundra:

You are closing out the season this weekend, what have you learned from your season and what will you take with you going into Homestead?

“I’ve really learned a lot about racing trucks and racing on mile-and-a-half tracks. It’s something that is so different from where I came from racing late models and short tracks. You have to think a lot more about where you position your truck in respect to how the other trucks are surrounding you. I am lucky to have had great trucks the whole year at KBM and have been competitive at every race so far. This weekend I’m going to take everything I’ve learned so far this season with me to Homestead and hopefully take the checkered flag and win Kyle (Busch) another Owner’s championship.”

Mike Hillman Jr., Crew Chief of the No. 51 NCWTS Liberty Tax Service Tundra:

What are your expectations for the last race of the season?

“I have high expectations for Friday’s night race. We have one last chance to get another win for the No. 51 team and help Myatt (Snider) capture his first win.  Homestead is a fun race, but it can also be challenging because the stakes are so high there. We just need to run up front, stay out of trouble and hopefully win KBM its sixth Owner’s championship.”

Myatt Snider’s No. 51 Liberty Tax Service Tundra:

KBM-043: The No. 51 Liberty Tax Service team will race KBM-043 for Friday’s race under the lights. This Tundra was raced earlier this season by owner-driver Kyle Busch at Atlanta Motor Speedway and KBM teammate Todd Gilliland at Dover International Speedway.

KBM-043 Performance Profile:

Starts
Wins
Average Start
Average Finish
Laps Led
2
0
8.5
23.0
25

Notes of Interest:

Myatt Snider 2017:

  • Snider has posted 26 laps led, one top-five and three top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 13.6 across seven NCWTS starts this season

  • Brought home a win at Bristol Motor Speedway (5/21/17) in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour after starting from the pole. Overall has one win, one top-five and four top-10 finishes in seven series starts

  • Made one start in the ARCA Racing Series at Chicagoland Speedway earning a ninth-place finish

  • Started 21st in the NASCAR Wheelan All-American Series Late Model Stock race at Martinsville Speedway under the lights and rallied from being two laps down to finish on the lead lap in the 14th position

Myatt Snider 2017 Stats:

 

Series
Races
Win
Top 5
Top 10
Pole
Laps
Led
AvSt
AvFn
NCWTS
7
0
1
3
0
801
25
10.3
13.6
ARCA
1
0
0
1
0
102
0
10.0
9.0
CARS Super LM
7
1
1
4
2
636
145
5.1
9.3
NASCAR LM Stock
1
0
0
0
0
200
0
21.0
14.0
Totals
16
1
2
8
2
1,739
170
11.6
11.4

 

Myatt Snider 2016:

  • Made first career NASCAR Camping World Series start at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway in November

  • Earned first ARCA Racing Series win in his debut at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, collected one win, 68 laps led, three top-five and five top-10 finishes across nine ARCA starts

  • Competed in three CARS Late Model Stock Tour races earning three top-five, three top-10 finishes and three laps led

Series
Races
Win
Top 5
Top 10
Pole
Laps
Led
AvSt
AvFn
NCWTS
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
19.0
17.0
                ARCA
9
1
3
5
0
832
68
6.2
13.8
CARS Super LM
3
0
3
3
0
400
3
4.7
3.3
Totals
13
1
6
8
0
1,232
71
9.9
11.3

Myatt Snider 2015:

  • Made CARS Late Model Stock Tour debut earning one pole, 87 laps led, five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes across 10 races, resulting in an average finish of 5.6 and a third-place finish in the final points standings

  • Captured the victory at the UNOH Battle at the Beach at Myrtle Beach (S.C.)

Myatt Snider 2014:

  • Competed regularly in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Tundra:

  • The No. 51 team has earned two wins (Kansas and Charlotte), six top-five, nine top-10 finishes, 310 laps led and an average finish of 12.1 across 22 races in 2017

  • The No. 51 team earned a spot in the Championship 4 of the 2017 NCWTS Owner’s Playoffs on Friday night by finishing fourth in the point standings in the Round of 6

  • The No. 51 Tundra team has compiled 22 of KBM’s 65 NCWTS victories, the most of any truck number in the team’s stable

KBM NCWTS Program:

  • Holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (65), most wins in a single season (14 in 2014) and most Owner’s championships (five)

  • Erik Jones earned the organization its first-ever NCWTS Driver’s championship in 2015

  • Has collected 65 wins, 37 poles, 158 top-five and 255 top-10 finishes across 418 starts since originating in 2010

  • Ten different drivers have won a race for KBM, led by owner-driver Kyle Busch with 33. Erik Jones, Williams Byron and Christopher Bell have each collected seven victories, Darrell Wallace Jr., has five wins, Denny Hamlin has produced two victories while Noah Gragson, Daniel Suarez, Kasey Kahne and Brian Scott each collected one triumph

  • Has collected victories at all 21 tracks on the 2017 schedule

KBM NCWTS @ Homestead-Miami Speedway:

  • KBM drivers have collected four wins, 247 laps led, seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.9 across 17 starts at the 1.5-mile track

  • Owner-driver Kyle Busch has collected two wins at the track (2010 & 2013), Darrell Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag in 2014 and William Byron went to Victory Lane in 2016

Hillman’s History:

Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., will be calling the shots for KBM’s No. 51 Toyota Racing team. Hillman Jr., helped Toyota capture its first-ever NASCAR national series championship when he guided Todd Bodine to the Truck Series title in 2006. The duo won 14 races as a pairing from 2006 to 2011 and topped the driver’s standings in NASCAR’s third division again in 2010. Overall in his 10-plus seasons atop the pit box, the New York native’s NCWTS drivers have collected 20 wins and 18 poles.

Hillman Jr., has two wins, six top-five and six top-10 finishes in 10 starts as a crew chief in the NCWTS at Homestead. His wins came in 2005 and 2008, both with Todd Bodine.

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota Tundra 2017 NCWTS Box Score:

Date

Site

Driver

Start

Finish

Laps

Laps Led

Status

Owner Pts./Pos.

2/24

Daytona

Snider

13

10

100/100

0

Running

30/13

3/4

Atlanta

Busch

2

26

127/130

25

Running

59/9

   4/1

Martinsville

Burton

      7

13

250/250

0

Running

87/10

5/12

Kansas

Busch

10

1

167/167

91

Running

147/3

5/19

Charlotte

Busch

4

1

134/134

90

Running

207/3

6/2

Dover

Burton

10

13

198/200

0

Running

235/3

6/9

Texas

Snider

13

16

160/167

0

Accident

265/5

6/17

Gateway

Gilliland

4

21

112/160

0

Transmission

278/6

6/23

Iowa

Burton

15

11

199/200

0

Running

304/5

7/6

Kentucky

Snider

6

16

149/150

4

Running

332/5

7/19

Eldora

Burton

23

15

150/150

0

Running

354/8

7/29

Pocono

Busch

2

25

36/60

32

Accident

385/8

8/12

Michigan

Busch

10

3

100/100

47

Running

439/5

8/16

 Bristol

Burton

13

18

99/100

0

Running

458/6

9/3

Canadian Tire

Gilliland

13

11

64/64

0

Running

487/7

9/15

Chicago

Snider

10

10

150/150

0

Running

2,022/3

9/23

New Hampshire

Gilliland

5

3

175/175

0

Running

2,062/2

9/30

Las Vegas

Snider

9

28

0/146

0

Accident

2,061/7

10/14

Talladega

Snider

9

3

95/95

0

Running

2,109/5

10/28

Martinsville

Burton

10

4

200/200

0

Running

3,061/4

11/3

Texas

Snider

12

12

147/147

21

Running

3,099/4

11/10

Phoenix

Gilliland

5

7

150/150

0

Running

4,000/4

 TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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