Carson Hocevar announced Tuesday he will drive for Spire Motorsports full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, starting in 2024.
Hocevar will pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet, replacing Ty Dillon.
The three-time Truck Series winner reportedly signed a multi-year deal with Spire.
Ty Dillon made this statement after Hocevar’s announcement on NASCAR Race Hub:
Jeff Dickerson, the co-owner and CEO of Spire Motorsports, issued this statement on Ty Dillon:
“We’re very grateful to Ty Dillon for everything he’s done for our organization and the No. 77 team, in particular. Ty came to Spire after the 2022 season and has put his best foot forward. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him. We know he’ll land with a top-flight race team and wish him the very best.”
Hocevar made his Cup Series debut with Spire Motorsports at Gateway in June. He filled in there with Corey LaJoie while LaJoie filled in for Chase Elliott.
Hocevar drove inside the top-15 until popping a brake rotor and wrecking on lap 91 of 240.
After NASCAR suspended Noah Gragson and Josh Berry focused on his Xfinity Series playoff run, Legacy Motor Club tabbed Hocevar to drive its No. 42 car.
In his first start in the No. 42, Hocevar had a top-20 run and finished 17th in the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington.
Hocevar then finished 20th at Kansas, 11th at Bristol after placing fifth in stage two and 16th at Texas. His only DNF in the No. 42 was because of a crash at Talladega.
His efforts earned him the No. 42 car for the final four Cup Series races this year.
In the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this year, Hocevar earned his first three wins in the series. He has earned a total of 10 top-5 finishes, 12 top-10s, an average finish of 11.2 and his third playoff appearance.