About Carson Hocevar

Success has come quickly and repeatedly for Carson Hocevar, an 18-year-old driver from Portage, Michigan, who is competing full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Niece Motorsports in 2021.

Carson started winning early and has continued the theme well into full-sized stock car competition. He began racing quarter-midgets at 7-years-old and went on to earn 79 USAC feature victories and 15 national championships.

Under the tutelage of 2008 NASCAR Truck Series champion Johnny Benson, Jr., Carson graduated to full-sized stock cars in 2015 and immediately made an impact by winning an Outlaw Late Model feature at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, as a mere 12-year-old.

Later that summer, he earned his first template Super Late Model victory at Berlin as a 13-year-old, becoming the youngest winner in both Late Model divisions with his victories that season.

Most impressive is that his wins came against several industry veterans at a track where experience is incredibly paramount. The victory even made national headlines when NASCAR issued an order to park the rookie until his 14th birthday due a minimum age restriction.

Carson responded with a breakout season in which he won the Berlin track championship as a 14-year-old — the youngest in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history — and added three other victories on the regional JEGS/CRA All-Stars Pro Late Model Tour. He has found success quickly on each rung of his racing ladder, a theme he hopes extends into the next phase of his career in the ARCA Menards Series.

The Short Track Challenge consists of 11 races throughout the 2019 season, a championship within the much larger championship, his age and quick ascension now separating him from racing at tracks like Daytona, Talladega and Charlotte.

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