MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Sixteen-year-old Carson Hocevar has joined Jordan Anderson Racing to make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut during the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on Aug. 1.
The relationship between Hocevar and Anderson was initially kickstarted earlier this summer between a mutual team partner – LTI Printing – in Michigan. The two began talking about Hocevar’s future goals in the sport, and a start in the Truck series was at the top of the list.
Hocevar has competed in 11 ARCA Menards Series events in the last two years, earning two poles and a best finish of third at Salem (Ind.) Speedway earlier this season.
“I’m very excited and thankful to make my NASCAR Truck debut at Eldora Speedway,” said Hocevar, who will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado sponsored by GMPartsNow and Precision Fleet Image. “Eldora is such a cool place with so much history. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been there a handful of times for the Prelude to the Dream, as well as the 4 Crown Nationals. I’ve raced at Little Eldora in a quarter midget, so to have the opportunity to jump over to the big track in a Silverado on the dirt is pretty humbling.
“I’m really thankful for the opportunity to be going there next week with Jordan Anderson Racing. It’s not every day that you get opportunities like this, so to be able to put something together with Jordan and his No. 3 team is really something I’m grateful for. GMPartsNow and Precision Fleet Image have been on our late models and ARCA cars, and they stepped up to help make my truck debut possible. Their support means so much to me and I hope we’re able to give them a good showing.”
Team owner Jordan Anderson echoed the excitement that Hocevar shared in talking about making his debut for the team.
“It’s been pretty amazing to see how our initial talks with Carson earlier this season have created the opportunity that he has in front of him with our team next week,” said Anderson. “He’s going to do a great job for us. His passion, excitement, and desire to succeed in the sport reminds me of myself when I was younger. I’m so honored to be able to provide a truck for him to make his first of many more NASCAR starts to come. We hope to continue growing the equipment and performance of our team every week to provide a home for drivers like Carson to hone their skills as they look to move up the ladder in our great sport.”