Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Friday that Myatt Snider will race the No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Tundra for the team in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2017, kicking the season off at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Snider, son of long-time NASCAR pit road reporter Marty Snider, made one Truck Series start in 2016 for AM Racing at Phoenix International Raceway where he finished 17th, but it was the ARCA Racing Series where Snider turned heads. Snider won in his series debut at Toledo Speedway after leading 35 laps.
“I am so thankful to Kyle, Samantha and everyone at Toyota and TRD for this fantastic opportunity,” Snider said. “The chance to race in a Toyota with KBM equipment is something I’ve worked my whole career to have the opportunity to do. I cannot wait to learn from Kyle and my teammates. I want to soak up every bit of information I can. You can’t do better than KBM in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and to have Louisiana Hot Sauce on our truck only makes it better. I’ve been blessed with great equipment and people in my career. I’m so thankful to keep that going in 2017. I’m really excited about the races we are running. We will be racing at mile-and-a-half tracks or bigger. That will provide some great opportunities for me to learn and continually improve. I look forward to doing great things with the people at KBM.”
KBM has been shelling out their 2017 lineup for the No. 51 Toyota over the past week. During that time they’ve announced that Busch will race five races, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Todd Gilliland will run in four races and Harrison Burton will compete in six races. Snider’s eight race schedule completes KBM’s lineup for the No. 51.