Track; Martinsville Speedway– Oval (0.526-Mile)
Race: Dead On Tools 250; 250 Laps –60/60/130; 131.5 Miles
Date/Broadcast: Saturday; October 29, 2022 3:00 PM ET
Myatt Snider – No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet Camaro SS Preview- Martinsville Speedway
News and Notes:
– Practice; On Friday afternoon the 40-car NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) field would be split into separate groups for two 15-minute practice sessions, partaking in Group A Myatt Snider would record a fast lap of 20.568 at 92.065 mph during his 20-lap session placing the TaxSlayer Chevrolet the 6th fastest car in Group A, and 19th overall of the 40 cars entered for the Dead On Tools 250.
– Starting Position; Directly after both 15-minute practice sessions teams would move into qualifying to determine the starting order for Saturday afternoon’s Dead On Tools 250. In 2022, short-track qualifying consists of a single round of single car qualifying for two laps. Rolling off 19th to make his qualification laps Snider would put down a quick lap of 20.196 at 93.761 placing the No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet Camaro 14th overall. Snider and the Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) Bommarito Autosport team will start outside of row 7 for Saturday afternoon’s Dead On Tools 250.
– Martinsville Speedway Stats; Saturday afternoons NXS Dead On Tools 250 will mark Snider’s fifth NXS start at Martinsville Speedway. In October of 2020, Snider made his NXS debut at the historic 0.526-mile Virginia paperclip earning himself a 23rd place finish after running in the Top-Ten majority of the race, but would get caught up in someone else’s retaliation in the closing laps. 2021 would see the NXS compete at Martinsville twice and once again Snider would put himself him contention to claim victory claiming a 15th place finish in the Spring and a 12th place finish in the Fall.
Moving to JAR Bommarito Autosport for 2022, the Spring Martinsville race would see Snider start in the 19th position and work his way into the 15th spot before getting stuck in the outside lane and get pushed back to the 24th spot before short pitting during a Lap-38 caution to earn track position at the end of Stage-1. Finishing 21st Snider would stay out on track, and restart in 2nd on the restart. Holding steady in the Top-10 for 30-Laps everyone with fresher tires would begin to overtake the No. 31 and push Snider to the outside groove. Getting passed by cars in the bottom groove contact with the No. 2 in Turn-3 would cause Snider to lock up the brakes and drop back to the 21st spot where he would flat spot the tires. Holding onto the car a caution on Lap-117 would allow Snider to short pit once again. Finishing Stage-2 in the 29th spot, Snider would stay on track to restart the final stage in 20th. During the final stage the No. 31 would run as high as 14th before fading back at the end of the race to ultimately finish in the 24th position. In four races at Martinsville Speedway Snider holds an average finish of 18.8.
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– Chassis; JAR Bommarito Autosport will bring Chassis No. 102 to Martinsville Speedway for Snider to compete with in the Dead On Tools 250. Chassis No. 102 last competed at Dover Motor Speedway in April for the A-Game 200. In that race Snider would start in the 25th position and would fall back to the 30th spot early in the race before working his way back up 25th at the end of Stage 1. Making some adjustments during the stage break would improve the car enough to gain a couple more positions earning a 19th place finish at the end of Stage-2. The final stage would see Snider run as high as 15th before fading back and finishing in the 22nd spot. Prior to Dover Chassis No. 102 competed at Phoenix Raceway in March where Snider would run mid-pack most of the day earning a 24th place finish. October of 2021, Josh Berry would compete in Chassis No. 102 at Martinsville Speedway with Berry running in the Top-15 the entire day before getting dumped by No. 98 with two laps to go resulting in a 28th place finish.