For the past several years, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series annual stop at Eldora Speedway has provided many memorable moments for both drivers and fans alike. This season will be no different, as Jordan Anderson Racing will be giving 16 year old up-and-coming short track hotshoe Carson Hocevar the opportunity to make his debut in the series and carry the momentum that the #3 team has garnered this year with owner/driver Jordan Anderson behind the wheel.
The relationship between Hocevar and Anderson was initially kickstarted earlier this summer between a mutual team partner of theirs in LTI Printing out of Michigan. The two began talking about the young drivers future goals in the sport, and a start in the Truck series was at the top of the list. With experience running the Arca series over the past 2 years with 11 starts, 2 poles, and an average finish of 6th – Hocevar will look to keep the solid finishes going at Eldora as he garnered a 4th place finish at Iowa Speedway in the ARCA Series, and a 3rd place finish at Memphis International Raceway in the JEGS/CRA Series just last weekend.
“I’m very excited and thankful to make my NASCAR Truck debut at Eldora Speedway.” said Carson Hocevar. “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 #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 Carson 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. 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.”
Look for Hocevar and the the #3 team in action next week at Eldora Speedway on Thursday August 1st, as the green flag is set to drop at 9PM with coverage on FS1 and tickets available at the track in-person.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!