Carson Hocevar will join NASCAR Chevy team Spire Motorsports for the 2024 Cup Series season, taking over the No. 77 Chevy Camaro ZL1. He will replace the current driver of the No. 77 Camaro, Ty Dillon, who will part ways with the team at the end of the 2023 racing season.
Hocevar has made six starts in the Cup Series so far in 2023, driving the No. 42 NASCAR Chevy in place of the suspended Noah Gragson for six events and stepping behind the wheel of a Camaro fielded by Spire for one other race. His new contract with Spire ensures that he will have a Cup ride for several forthcoming seasons.
“I mean, anybody in my position wants to be a Cup Series driver,” Hocevar said in a statement. “That’s what you dream about when you’re young. You want to race on Sundays. So, my opportunity to run a few times this year, to run on Sunday and get ready, I feel more than prepared to get in the No. 77 car with Spire.”
Currently, Hocevar drives the No. 42 Chevy Silverado RST in the Truck Series. He won his first race in the division earlier this year at Texas, and has two more trophies to show for his efforts since then.
“Carson Hocevar is a proven winner and excels with every opportunity,” Spire Motorsports co-owner Jeff Dickerson said. “He’s an undeniable talent and reminds me a lot of a young Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. We’re thrilled to have him join the Spire Motorsports family and help us continue to raise our competitive bar. Carson has driven the wheels off everything he’s ever raced and done more with less on multiple occasions.”
As of this writing, Ty Dillon has not announced any plans for the 2024 NASCAR season.