NASCAR Cup Series
Josh Berry to Drive LEGACY MOTOR CLUB No. 42 at Daytona
Aug 18, 2023
Carson Hocevar, a regular in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, has been tapped to serve as the interim driver of the No. 42 Sunseeker Resorts Chevrolet Camaro at Darlington Raceway.
“This is a great opportunity to get some seat time in the Cup Series and help out the team at LEGACY M.C.,” said Hocevar. “I had the chance earlier this year to race at St. Louis in the Cup Series. I’m looking forward to working with Luke (Lambert) and the No. 42 team, and if anyone knows how to get around Darlington, Erik Jones does, so it will be great to have him as a teammate.”
The 20-year-old driver is currently ranked fifth-place in NASCAR Truck Series points, having scored three victories on the season at Texas, Nashville, and Richmond, driving the No. 42 for Niece Motorsports.
As a result of being tapped to compete in Sunday's Cookout Southern 500, Hocevar and Spire Motorsports have elected to forgo their planned entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event in the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro.
“Carson is a very talented driver and has a bright future,” said Cal Wells III, CEO of LEGACY M.C. “We are thankful to Chevrolet, Spire Motorsports, and Niece Motorsports for making this happen and look forward to seeing what he can do in the No. 42 this weekend."
Earlier this year, when making his NASCAR Cup Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway, Hocevar was turning heads, running inside the top-15 in the No. 7 for Spire Motorsports, until an exploding brake rotor ended the team's day.
The Portage, Michigan native has also added some NASCAR Xfinity Series events to his schedule this season, driving the No. 77 for Spire Motorsports. In five starts with the organization, Hocevar has two top-10s, including a career-best sixth at Darlington earlier this year.
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