After contesting three full seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Myatt Snider is taking a step back to a part-time effort in 2023, piloting the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Snider, who competed for Jordan Anderson Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last season, will start his season with the championship-winning organization at Daytona International Speedway on February 18.
The 28-year-old will return to the No. 19 at Portland International Speedway, the site of Snider's season-high second-place finish last year.
To complete his six-race schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing, Snider will compete in four of the final five NASCAR Xfinity Series events, at Charlotte's ROVAL, Las Vegas, Martinsville, and the season-finale at Phoenix.
“With six races on our 2023 schedule, I’m looking forward to climbing into the cockpit with Joe Gibbs Racing this year,” said Snider. “Having worked for JGR as a high schooler and a young racer, it’s an awesome full-circle moment to return as a driver to the team that has taught me so much about racing itself. To be reunited with Jason Ratcliff driving the No. 19 Toyota Supra, we have an awesome history working together. With many memories and wins from 2013 and 2014 when I worked on the No. 20 Toyota Camry under Jason’s leadership, the team has always been more of a family relationship to me. I’m glad to be returning to the JGR family.”
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Snider is set to join Connor Mosack, Joe Graf, Jr., and Ryan Truex as the pilots of the entry in 2023. Additional driver announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
“We’re looking forward to have Myatt on our No. 19 team for six races,” said Steve DeSouza, Executive Vice President of NXS and Development. “Building out the driver lineup for this car is an opportunity for JGR to help drivers continue to develop in their racing career and we’re looking forward to seeing how Myatt continues to grow.”
TreeTop Inc. will serve as the primary partner of Snider's six-race effort in the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra.
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Myatt, especially with the move to one of the best teams in NASCAR at Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Tree Top Vice President of Marketing Brad Olsen. “We look forward to building off some great finishes with the Tree Top car last year, including a 2nd at our home race, Portland. Our growers and employees are excited to be a part of what we hope is Myatt getting back to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series."
"I'm excited to get to work with Myatt again,” Ratcliff said. “He's hardworking and it will be great to have him back in the shop as a driver. I'm looking forward to getting to the track with the No. 19 guys this year and seeing what we can do."
The upcoming season will mark Snider's fourth season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but his first not contesting the full schedule. In 2021, Snider claimed a victory in the series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while driving for Richard Childress Racing.
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