KERNERSVILLE, NC - Joe Denette Motorsports (JDM) announced that Terry "Richie" Snyder has been named crew chief for the No. 24 Made In USA Brand Chevrolet of Griffin, Georgia's Max Gresham for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity to work with Max this year," stated Snyder. "He has a lot of talent and enthusiasm. He is in the shop everyday asking questions and learning these trucks. I know with his talent, my experience, and our drive to succeed, we have a combination for success in 2012."
While Snyder will be making his debut as a crew chief when the NCWTS takes the green flag at Daytona International Speedway in February, the Thomasville, NC native is a veteran racer who knows what it takes to be a champion.
Snyder got his start working on late models and has a background in racing that spans more than 10 years. With extensive experience building suspension, Snyder also served as a fill-in truck chief on Johnny Benson's 2008 Championship winning team. He was also the truck chief for Timothy Peters during the 2009-2010 NCWTS seasons and for Jason White in 2011.
Over the past seven years, Snyder has contributed to 15 wins, seven pole awards and 65 top-five finishes in the NCWTS.
Max Gresham, who will pilot the No. 24 machine and contend for the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, says Snyder's experience in the series and his passion for the sport will be the key to success in 2012.
"Richie is a very well-rounded, knowledgeable guy who has a passion to succeed," said Gresham. "Although he has never called the shots as a crew chief, he has been around this sport and this series for a long time. He has worked with some great drivers and learned a lot through the years. I know his experience will help us succeed on the track."