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Myatt Snider earns first Xfinity top 5 in Bristol

Photo by Nigel Kinrade Photography

By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer

It was a typical race Monday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. And Myatt Snider is grateful for it.

With wrecks, contact, cautions and pit strategy, the Cheddar’s 300 — the seventh race of the 2020 Xfinity Series season — offered opportunity for many of the series’ small teams and new drivers.

Though Snider wasn’t with a small team, instead Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet, the final laps saw the rookie burst into the top five and stay there for the checkered flag. A fifth-place finish was the 25-year-old’s first top five in his seventh career start.

“I am so stoked because that was a great run for us,” Snider said. “The race was interesting because I struggled with keeping up with the car. My crew chief Andy Street did an awesome job of keeping on top of things and we got ahead of the curve by the end of the race. And then we ended up with a top five.”

Running with multiple teams in 2020, Snider has still managed to start every race this year. Running two races with RSS Racing at Auto Club and Darlington, Monday at Bristol was his fifth start with the championship organization of RCR.

Earning pole to start the year at Daytona, Snider scored his first career top-10 result last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, a top five at one of the sport’s toughest tracks has Snider looking onward and upward.

“I’m so proud to get that top five for TaxSlayer and Richard Childress Racing,” he said. “It’s a great day. I’m really proud of our progress as team. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds for us.”

The series next heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6.

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