Portage, Michigan’s Carson Hocevar has officially solidified his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for another season, announcing on Tuesday that he’ll return to Niece Motorsports for a full-time slate in 2022, in search of the organization’s first-ever championship.
“I’m so excited and thankful for the chance to race full time again with Niece Motorsports in 2022,” said Hocevar. “The support of Al [Niece], Cody [Efaw], Phil [Gould] and every single employee at Niece Motorsports has meant the world. We are still 100 percent focused on chasing that Championship this year, but it’s definitely a relief to have next year’s plans already in place. Thanks to everyone at Premier Security, GM Parts Now and Scott’s Coins, Jewelry & Sports for their support this year. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without them.”
The 18-year-old rookie is set to contest his 25th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at World Wide Technology Raceway on Friday Night, where he’ll look to become the second winner for Niece Motorsports by capturing his first career victory at the 1.25-mile facility.
“It’s a huge win for our organization to have Carson back behind the wheel of our Chevrolets again next season,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “Sometimes I forget that Carson is only 18-years-old because he races with such maturity. I’m excited to see what Carson can accomplish next year – going back to a lot of these tracks for the second or third time. He’s been so impressive in his first full season behind the wheel in the Truck Series. As an organization we are focused on giving him the best possible chance to close out this season on a high note and compete for a championship.”
Hocevar was able to collect one of ten spots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs this season, by being a model of consistency, collecting three top-five and five top-10 finishes, while only recording three finishes worse than 16th-place.
With his future solidified, Hocevar’s and the entire No. 42 team will shift their focus to the task at hand, tackling the final seven races of the season in hopes of capturing Niece Motorsports’ firstchampionship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.