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SS-Greenlight, Perkins part ways; Hocevar to attempt Xfinity debut

SS-Greenlight Racing announced Tuesday they parted ways with Blaine Perkins after a “disappointing start” to the NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

In the first five NXS races, Perkins averaged a 32nd-place finish. His highest finish was 22nd at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Carson Hocevar will replace Perkins this weekend at Circuit of the Americas. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver will try and make his NXS debut this Saturday.

“Obviously we are disappointed with how the season has started,” team owner Bobby Dotter said. “But after talking with Blaine and his group, we feel that it is in the best interest of all parties involved to mutually part ways, and work to build some momentum heading into the next few weeks.  We are extremely grateful for Carson, Al Niece and everyone involved in this decision, helping us move swiftly as the 07 team prepares for this weekend.”

Perkins is the lowest-ranked full-time driver in points, in 34th, nine points behind 30th-place Jeffrey Earnhardt who also has five starts this season.

Between Perkins and Earnhardt in points are Myatt Snider, Patrick Emerling and Alex Labbe who have one start, three starts and two starts this season, respectively.

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