Date: Nov. 3, 2017
Event: JAG Metals 350 (Race 21 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Format: Three Stages; 35 laps/35 laps/77 laps
Start/Finish: 12th/12th (Running, completed 147 of 147 laps)
Winner: Johnny Sauter of GMS Racing (Chevrolet)
In his second start at Texas Motor Speedway, Myatt Snider led 21 laps and raced his No. 51 Liberty Tax Service Toyota Tundra to a 12th-place finish. Snider will be back in the No. 51 Tundra once again for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) for the season finale in two weeks at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
Stage One Recap:
- Snider took the green flag 12th to start the JAG Metals 350. When the first caution came out three laps later, the No. 51 Tundra had already entered the top 10. Snider continued to keep his top-10 position until the second caution of the night came out on lap 26.
- During the second caution, crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., called Snider to pit road for two right-side tires and fuel. With four laps left in the stage, Snider took the restart 12th. As the caution flew to end the stage, the rookie had raced his way up to the seventh position.
Stage Two Recap:
- Since the No. 51 team had already made a pit stop in the first stage, Snider restarted on the front row in the second position. Snider battled for the lead and on lap 43 he grabbed the top spot. The 22-year-old led 21 laps of the race before his KBM teammate Noah Gragson passed him for the lead on lap 64. When the stage concluded on lap 70, Snider was scored second.
Stage Three Recap:
- The No. 51 Toyota Racing team started Stage Three with a trip to pit road for four tires, a chassis adjustment and fuel. Snider restarted 14th but worked his way back into the top 10 with 65 laps to go.
- Snider started falling back in the field and on lap 124 he made a green-flag pit stop for two right-side tires. As the green-flag stops continued to cycle through, Snider was 12th with 12 laps remaining and maintained that position when the race ended.
Myatt Snider, driver of the No. 51 Liberty Tax Service Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
Talk about your race…
“We had a really strong Liberty Tax Service Tundra. The guys at KBM brought me a fast truck and we had some great strategy to get us to the front of the field in the second stage. We had a strong Tundra, just not as strong as we would have liked it in traffic. We have some momentum now going into Homestead, so I’m looking forward to finishing strong.”
JAG Metals 350 Recap:
- Johnny Sauter won the race followed by Austin Cindric. Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe and Justin Haley rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured five cautions for a total of 26 laps. There were 11 lead changes among 10 drivers. KBM’s Snider led 21 for laps, Noah Gragson led nine laps and Christopher Bell led for 12.
How Snider’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 4 Toyota, finished third
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 10th
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 51 Toyota Racing team stands fourth in the Truck Series Owner Championship Standings after the first race of the Round of 6. With one race remaining in the Round of 6, they are 15 points ahead of the No. 19 team for the fourth and final spot in the Owner’s championship race at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
The Truck Series returns to action next weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on Friday, Nov. 10. Live coverage of the race begins with the NCWTS Setup Show at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.