NASCAR Cup Series: Carson Hocevar will drive for Spire Motorsports in 2024

Carson Hocevar, driver of the #42 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, sits in his truck during practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Clean Harbors 175 at The Milwaukee Mile on August 26, 2023 in West Allis, Wisconsin.

After running part-time for Legacy Motor Club, Carson Hocevar announces he will drive the #77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports in 2024 and beyond.

Current Truck Series driver and part-time driver of the #42 Chevrolet for Legacy Motor Club announced on NASCAR Race Hub on Tuesday evening his 2024 plans. Carson Hocevar revealed that he will pilot the #77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports in 2024. Carson’s deal with Spire Motorsports is multi-year.

We covered the rumors of this deal back in September. Since then Hocevar has solidified himself as a driver ready for a rookie year in the Cup Series. He shocked the Bristol Night Race, earning stage points in the second stage and finishing a solid eleventh. Then he finished sixteen at Texas and then got caught in the big one at Talladega, finishing thirty-fifth. Excellent results for the Truck Series driver.

Hocevar’s resume:

Getting his start in Quarter Midgets in Michigan. Hocevar has produced incredible results in every vehicle he has raced. In 2019, He finished twelfth in the ARCA Menards championship, and then graduated to the Truck Series. Since his first race in the series, he has earned three wins, twenty top-fives, and thirty-two top tens. He is currently second in the Truck Series playoff’s, +23 points above the elimination line.

Carson Hocevar has also made some Xfinity Series starts in 2023. He ran the #77 Camaro for Spire in five select races. His best finish came at Darlington, where he finished sixth.

The last half of 2023 has seen Hocevar running part-time for Legacy Motor Club in the Cup Series. He has shocked the fans. Before he climbed into the #42 Chevy, the best finish that team had was a twelfth-place finish at Atlanta. Hocevar upped that to an eleventh place with his run at Bristol.

Spire Motorsports in 2024:

Hocevar and Spire Motorsports have a history together. Hocevar piloted the #7 at Gateway, subbing for his new teammate who was filling in for a suspended Chase Elliott. He was running inside the top twenty when his car suffered a brake failure and sent him into the wall. He said Spire began the talks of going Cup racing began after that strong run, on NASCAR RaceHub on Tuesday.

Spire Motorsports has spent a lot of money on their race team for 2024. Hocevar will be joining veteran driver Corey Lajoie and fellow Truck Series competitor Zane Smith as a part of the Spire Motorsports Cup Series team. Hocevar, in the press release from Spire mentioned the tools Spire is gaining for the 2024 season.

He said “With the tools and resources, and everybody at Spire Motorsports, they have put a lot of faith in me, and I have a lot of faith in them. We all have faith in the whole program. I feel like we can come out of the gate like we’ve done this for years.”

With both Zane and Carson having strong runs in their part-time starts, and Corey Lajoie’s improving results, I think we could see a Spire car in the playoffs next year. Both Smith and Hocevar will have to battle each other for Rookie of The Year honors, so that will be an interesting dynamic to watch out for.

Hocevar will run the remaining four races for Legacy Motor Club, in addition to his final two races in the Truck Series. Hocevar will race the South Point 400 at Las Vegas this weekend, the race begins at 2:30 PM ET.