Carson Hocevar will get the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on a part-time basis this season, piloting the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro for Spire Motorsports in six events.
Hocevar, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Niece Motorsports, will make his series debut at Dover Motor Speedway (April 29). Sponsorship for the six-race effort will come from Premier Security Solutions.
Kevin “Bono” Manion and Mike Greci will be leading the NASCAR Xfinity Series effort for Spire Motorsports. The organization is scheduled to have technical support from JR Motorsports, a championship-winning organization.
“I am eager to make my Xfinity Series debut for Spire Motorsports with support from JR Motorsports,” said Hocevar. “I am very grateful for their partnership and for Premier Security’s belief in me. Together, they are providing me with a fantastic opportunity to grow as a driver and I intend to make the most of it.”
Following his series debut at Dover, Hocevar will return to the series for an additional five events, including Charlotte (May 27), Nashville (June 24), Michigan (August 5), Darlington (September 2), and Bristol (September 15).
“Premier Security Solutions has supported Carson since his days racing short tracks in the Midwest,” said Premier Security Solutions CEO Dave Forystek. “We continued to support him when he moved up the ladder to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and we are looking forward to seeing him compete at the next level. We are so proud to partner with Spire Motorsports and Chevrolet as Carson makes the leap to the NASCAR Xfinity Series.”
Hocevar’s NASCAR Xfinity Series debut will kick off a busy summer for the Portage, Michigan native, as he searches for his first victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, while also dipping his toes into NASCAR’s second-tier series.
“Carson Hocevar is a rising talent who earned the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner Jeff Dickerson. “Spire Motorsports prides itself on identifying talented race drivers who are still in the early stages of their career and pairing them with veterans who can help get the most out of that talent. Carson fits the bill perfectly. We’re eager to provide him with the opportunity to showcase his talent and work with Bono, Mike Greci, and the group from JR Motorsports.”
“Carson Hocevar is a proven winner and has absolutely shown he’s ready for this opportunity,” offered Manion. “I’ve been around the sport a long time and it’s always exciting to work with a young driver like Carson. Dover is definitely a big challenge and one we’ll all embrace.”
“We’re looking forward to supporting Spire Motorsports and Carson for these six Xfinity Series races,” added JR Motorsports Senior Vice President of Motorsports, L.W. Miller. “This is a great opportunity for Carson to take another step up the racing ladder while getting next-level experience with a solid team.”