Myatt Snider joins ThorSport Racing for 2018 Truck tour

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By Aaron Bearden, Motorsports Editor

After running a partial schedule in 2017, Myatt Snider is set to make the leap up to full-time in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

ThorSport Racing announced Wednesday that Snider, 23, will pilot the team’s No. 13 Ford through the entire 2018 Truck Series tour – his first full-time season in a NASCAR-sanctioned series.

Snider will open the season at Daytona International Speedway with sponsorship support from Liberty Tax.

“To be a part of a team with a winning pedigree like Duke and Rhonda [Thorson] have built over the years is an absolute blessing,” Snider said in a team release. “After getting to know the organization over the past month, I’m even more excited to get to Daytona, and to join Thorsport in 2018.

“I’m really looking forward to working with my new teammates, as there is a lot of knowledge to tap into going into my rookie season. Switching to a new manufacturer, it seems things have come full-circle, with Ford being a part of some of the biggest highlights in my racing career, including my ARCA win at Toledo.”

The son of motorsports analyst Marty Snider, Myatt made his debut in the Truck Series with in 2016 with a 17th-place run at ISM Raceway. The North Carolinian returned in 2017 for a partial slate with Kyle Busch Motorsports, earning three top 10s and a career-best finish of third in eight races.

Snider also has a combined 30 starts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the CARS Late Model Stock Tour, with one victory in each series.

The addition of Snider completes ThorSport’s quartet of full-time drivers for the upcoming Truck Series season, joining two-time champion Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes and Grant Enfinger. The organization will complete their first season under the Ford banner in 2018 after making an offseason leap to the Blue Ovals from Toyota.

“He is an exceptional young man and talented driver,” ThorSport Racing General Manager David Popper said. “With him, I feel we’ve really rounded out our four-truck lineup and this, to me, is the strongest driver lineup we’ve ever had. We’re going to be very competitive this season, starting with Daytona.”

The 2018 Truck Series season will kick off with the Feb. 16 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.

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