Legacy Motor Club named Carson Hocevar to run its No. 42 Chevrolet in the final four NASCAR Cup Series races.
Hocevar will pilot the No. 42 car at Las Vegas, Homestead-Miami, Martinsville and Phoenix. In five starts, he has only one finish outside of the top-20 — 35th at Talladega — and experienced relative success almost immediately.
In his first Cup Series start at Darlington, Hocevar finished 17th after running top-15 for much of the night.
Two weeks later, in his first Cup Series start at Bristol, Hocevar ran inside the top-10 and placed fifth in stage two before fading to 11th at the end.
Hocever also finished 20th at Kansas Speedway and 17th at Texas Motor Speedway.
Through this success, Hocevar has achieved a 19.8 average finish, slightly better than Erik jones’ 19.9 – albeit with a smaller sample size.
Hocevar is the fifth driver to pilot the No. 42.
Noah Gragson began the season as the full-time driver. Then, after a concussion in a wreck at Gateway in June, Grant Enfinger filled in for him the next week at Sonoma.
Gragson ran six more races before NASCAR and LMC suspended him for reportedly liking a racially-charged Instagram post.
Josh Berry raced at Michigan and Daytona, while Mike Rockenfeller raced at the Indy road course and Watkins Glen, before Hocevar jumped in at Darlington.
Hocevar has earned four top-20 finishes in five races, while Gragson earned just two top-20s in 21 races. Rockenfeller also finished 19th at Watkins Glen.
Rockenfeller will run his final race in the No. 42 Chevrolet this Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.