Carson Hocevar

Summary

Carson S. Hocevar (born January 28, 2003) is an American professional dirt track and stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. He made his first NASCAR start at the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby.[1] [2]

Carson Hocevar
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BornCarson S. Hocevar
(2003-01-28) January 28, 2003 (age 19)
Portage, Michigan
Achievements2020 Winchester 400 Winner
2020 Redbud 400 Winner
2020, 2021 Money in the Bank 150 Winner
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
48 races run over 4 years
Truck no., teamNo. 42 (Niece Motorsports)
2021 position10th
Best finish10th (2021)
First race2019 Eldora Dirt Derby (Eldora)
Last race2022 Worldwide Express 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 18 1
Statistics current as of July 29, 2022.

Early careerEdit

Hocevar began competing in quarter midgets at the age of 7, winning 79 feature races and 15 national championships.[3] He started racing at Berlin Raceway in 2015 as a 12 year old and won the track's Outlaw Late Model championship.[3] He won his first Super Late Model race at the track in 2016, but NASCAR stopped all drivers under 14 from competing from sanctioned tracks.[3] Hocevar returned in 2017 and won the track's Super Late Model championship.[3]

ARCA Menards SeriesEdit

 
2019 ARCA car at Madison

Hocevar competed in 11 ARCA Menards Series races between 2018 and 2019,[4] with 9 top ten finishes[5] and 2 pole positions.[6]

In 2019, he joined the Driver's Edge Development Program.[7]

NASCAR Truck SeriesEdit

Hocevar made his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut in the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for Jordan Anderson Racing.[3][8] He qualified for the main event by finishing third in the third qualifying race.[9] He returned to the series in November at the Lucas Oil 150, driving a No. 56 for JAR in a partnership with Hill Motorsports.[10]

On December 20, 2019, Hocevar joined Niece Motorsports for a nine-race schedule in 2020.[11]

On September 24, 2020, Hocevar and Niece announced a full-season schedule in 2021. During the season, Hocevar would have a very successful rookie season nearly winning multiple races. He finished second at Charlotte and fourth at Las Vegas. He re-signed with Niece in 2022 and lead the most laps of the Spring Vegas race until he was turned with 36 to go.[12]

On June 4, 2022, Hocevar broke his right tibia at the ankle during the final lap of the Gateway race when his truck was t-boned by Tyler Hill.[13] He underwent surgery prior to the Sonoma race.[14] Hocevar took the pole position before wrecking on turn 10.[15] On lap 11, he was relieved by Daniel Suárez, who took the No. 42 to a sixth place finish.[16]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts Ref
2019 Jordan Anderson Racing 3 Chevy DAY ATL LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD
25
MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR 62nd 29 [17]
56 PHO
23
HOM
2020 Niece Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY LVS CLT ATL HOM POC KEN TEX KAN KAN MCH DAY
28
DOV
12
GTW
15
DAR RCH
22
BRI
17
LVS TAL KAN TEX 37th 125 [18]
42 MAR
13
PHO
32
2021 DAY
5
DAY
14
LVS
24
ATL
12
BRI
21
RCH
12
KAN
23
DAR
3
COA
7
CLT
2
TEX
11
NSH
16
POC
13
KNX
16
GLN
10
GTW
8
DAR
11
BRI
6
LVS
22
TAL
25
MAR
12
PHO
9
10th 2204 [19]
2022 DAY
9
LVS
13
ATL
27
COA
8
MAR
17
BRI
2
DAR
2
KAN
15
TEX
4
CLT
16*
GTW
24
SON
6
KNX
35*
NSH
3
MOH
3
POC
5
IRP
21
RCH
10
KAN BRI TAL HOM PHO -* -* [20]

ARCA Menards SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AMSC Pts Ref
2018 KBR Development 35 Chevy DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL
11
CLT POC MCH MAD GTW CHI IOW ELK BLN
4
POC ISF DSF IRP
5
SLM KAN 31st 645 [21]
2019 28 DAY FIF
17
SLM
3
TAL NSH
4
TOL
6
CLT POC MCH MAD
6
GTW
5
CHI ELK
6
IOW
4
POC ISF
8
DSF
15
SLM
7
IRP
9
KAN 12th 2320 [22]
2021 Niece Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY PHO TAL KAN TOL CLT MOH POC ELK BLN IOW WIN GLN
4
MCH ISF MLW DSF BRI SLM KAN 72nd 40 [23]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carson Hocevar to make NASCAR debut with Jordan Anderson Racing". Speedway Digest. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Twitch". Twitch. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  3. ^ a b c d e Kaminski, Steve (2019-07-30). "2017 Berlin Raceway champ Carson Hocevar to make NASCAR debut". mlive.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  4. ^ "Driver Carson Hocevar's ARCA Menards Series races - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  5. ^ "Driver Carson Hocevar's ARCA Menards Series top 10s - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  6. ^ "Driver Carson Hocevar's ARCA Menards Series poles - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  7. ^ Krall, Charles. "Carson Hocevar Joins Drivers Edge Development Program for 2019". ARCA Racing. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  8. ^ Pepper, Andy (2019-07-30). "Portage racer prepares for Nascar Truck Series debut". WEYI. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  9. ^ Waack, Terrin (August 2019). "Eldora qualifying race results, running lineup". Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Krall, Charles (October 23, 2019). "ARCA Menards Series Driver Carson Hocevar to Make Second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Start of 2019 at Phoenix". ARCA Menards Series. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  11. ^ "Carson Hocevar Joins Niece Motorsports for Partial Schedule in 2020". Niece Motorsports. December 20, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  12. ^ Kristl, Mark (September 24, 2020). "Carson Hocevar Joining Niece Full Time for 2021". Frontstretch. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Carson Hocevar will attempt to start Saturday's Truck race at Sonoma". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. June 8, 2022. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  14. ^ "Carson Hocevar Had Surgery on Right Tibia, Cleared to Practice at Sonoma". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. June 10, 2022. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  15. ^ "Carson Hocevar secures Camping World Trucks pole at Sonoma, crashes". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. June 11, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  16. ^ "Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race at Sonoma Raceway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. June 11, 2022. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
  17. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  19. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  20. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  21. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2018 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "Carson Hocevar – 2019 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "Carson Hocevar– 2021 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Carson Hocevar driver statistics at Racing-Reference