Carson Hocevar

Carson Hocevar

21-Year-Old Driver  
Spire Motorsports
Spire Motorsports
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Spire Motorsports has tabbed not one, but two rookie drivers to form their three-car team in 2024. Hocevar makes the jump from truck straight into NASCAR's top division, much like his teammate, Zane Smith. He'll pilot the team's more established No. 77 entry and be paired with crew chief, Luke Lambert. Hocevar marched to four victories and a fourth-place finish in last season's truck series points and impressed many in the process. He also worked in nine Cup Series starts, mainly in relief driver duty with Legacy Motor Club. That experience will serve him well making this transition in series in 2024. Those efforts yielded a top finish of 11th-place in the late-season Bristol race. Much like his teammate Smith who is making the same mammoth jump, Hocevar will face some challenges to perform and develop in the very competitive Cup Series in the upcoming season. Read Past Outlooks
Wins Homestead Truck Race
Craftsman Truck Series
October 21, 2023
Hocevar won the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
ANALYSIS
Corey Heim would dominate most of the race, but Hocevar would race inside the Top 10 the full distance. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet would rise to the lead late past Ben Rhodes and lead the final 11 circuits to capture the win. it was Hocevar's fourth victory of the season and locks him into the final round of the championship at Phoenix.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2021
Despite a winless campaign last season, Hocevar raced very competitively and would wind up with seven Top-5 and 12 Top-10 finishes. The Niece Motorsports youngster would finish a respectable 10th-place in the series standings for the second-straight year. Hocevar returns to the No. 42 Chevrolet for another campaign in 2023 and he'll look to collect that first-career win that has evaded him so far through 54 truck series starts. He'll once again be partnered with crew chief Phil Gould and the two will look to push this team into race-winning form and possible championship contention. Hocevar has some undeniable racing talent that has yet to be fully tapped.
The 19-year-old prospect had quite a rookie campaign last season. Hocevar turned heads and nearly won at Charlotte last year. He would collect three Top-5 and eight Top-10 finishes in his first full season of truck series racing. Hocevar returns to the No. 42 Chevrolet of Niece Motorsports in 2022. He'll continue to work with crew chief, Phil Gould, and build on what they started last season. This driver and team have the potential to win races as Hocevar gets more experience. They could climb the rankings if improvement comes faster than anticipated. The No. 42 Chevrolet team is one to keep a close eye on early in the schedule.
The young driver turns 18-years-old just before the 2021 season starts, and the timing is perfect. Hocevar will get his first full season of action in the Camping World Truck Series. He's made nine-combined starts over the last two seasons with seven of those coming last year alone with Niece Motorsports. Hocevar grabbed four Top-15 finishes in those efforts and was a pleasant surprise despite his lack of experience. He'll now get a full slate of 23 races to show what he can do, and compete for Rookie of the Year honors this season. Hocevar faces an uphill battle in terms of the ROTY, but his driving talent would appear to give him at least a slugger's chance at the award.
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Not racing in Cup at Homestead
NASCAR Cup
October 16, 2023
Legacy Motor Club announced Monday that John Hunter Nemechek will replace Hocevar in the No. 42 Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Signs multi-year deal with Spire
NASCAR Cup
October 10, 2023
Hocevar announced Tuesday that he signed a multi-year contract with Spire Motorsports and will drive the No. 77 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2024.
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Getting at least two more Cup starts
NASCAR Cup
September 17, 2023
Legacy Motor Club announced that Hocevar will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet in the next two Cup Series races at Texas and Talladega.
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Cup Start at Darlington
NASCAR Cup
August 28, 2023
Legacy Motor Club announced Hocevar will pilot the No. 42 Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway this weekend.
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Runner-up Finish at Milwaukee Mile
Craftsman Truck Series
August 27, 2023
Hocevar finished second in the Clean Harbors 175 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the Milwaukee Mile Sunday afternoon.
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