Spire Motorsports Cook Out 400 Race Advance – Carson Hocevar

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  • Carson Hocevar will pilot the No. 77 Delaware Life Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in Sunday’s Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway.
  • The eighth race of the 2024 season will mark Hocevar’s second NCS start at Martinsville Speedway. Last October, he qualified 32nd and finished 31st behind the wheel of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB’s No. 42 entry.  
  • Last Sunday, Hocevar qualified 25th and finished 27th at Richmond Raceway.
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  • Hocevar is currently 24th in the NCS championship standings, and trails fellow Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year contender Josh Berry by just nine points.
  • In four previous NCTS starts at Martinsville Speedway, Hocevar has logged a 14.3 average start, a 19th-place average finish and recorded two top-15 finishes. The 21-year-old racer has led 10 laps and completed 726 of 728 laps contested (99.7 percent) at the southern Virginia oval.
  • The Portage, Mich., driver logged four NCTS wins in 2023 and finished fourth in the division’s championship point standings.
  • Hocevar is featured on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. ET following each race to discuss his NCS rookie season.

Carson Hocevar Quotes
You’ve raced at Martinsville five times in the past, four in the NCTS and last fall in the Cup Series. What have you learned from these previous starts and how do you, as a team, work toward better finishes? 

“We had some back luck in my past races at Martinsville, so I feel hopeful about this weekend to put that behind me. I feel confident in myself and the team feels confident in our program that we can just keep building our notebook.”

Martinsville can get heated on the track. How do you channel your competitive drive without getting caught up in incidents? 
“I think we just try to stay patient and survive all 500 laps to have a competitive day. Staying on the lead lap always helps and putting our ourselves in a good spot higher up in the field helps even more to take us out of the equation if anything ends up happening.”  

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