Carson Hocevar is gaining a reputation on the track in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and while the young racer is extremely talented, the reputation he is gaining isn’t a positive one.
On lap 116 of Friday night’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway, Hocevar appeared to lose his cool after contact in a three-wide battle with Taylor Gray. Following the contact, Hocevar cut dead-left into the side of Gray’s truck in an effort to wipe Gray out.
Instead, Hocevar spun himself out. NASCAR took exception to the move and held Hocevar on pit road for two laps for the dirty move. Here is a video of the incident:
Looks like Carson Hocevar wasn't happy with Taylor Gray on that one. https://t.co/xoHnzgxvO7 pic.twitter.com/LRYjXi6OIo
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 15, 2023
Hocevar’s antics led to many people questioning the move including Denny Hamlin who posed the question, “What’s wrong with that kid?”
What’s wrong with that kid?
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) April 15, 2023
Many others within the industry and fans of the sports alike took exception to the on-track incident as well.