American Stunt Legend Travis Pastrana Sends Out a Message of Strength to Fan Favorite NASCAR Driver Carson Hocevar

Published 06/11/2022, 6:15 AM EDT
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 28: Carson Hocevar, driver of the #42 Scott’s/GMPartsNow Chevrolet, waits in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

NASCAR Truck Series driver Carson Hocevar recently suffered a massive wreck in Gateway. This resulted in him having to undergo surgery on his right tibia, leading to many fans worrying about when he’ll be back in action.

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But less than a week later, Hocevar was cleared for practice at the Sonoma Truck weekend. The young driver also posted a picture of him on Instagram with a reassuring message for his fans.

“It’s like I never left,” he wrote in the caption.

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And it was in that picture that American motorsports competitor and professional stunt performer, Travis Pastrana, commented a message of strength and reassurance for Hocevar.

“Legend! Hope it went well today and they let you out on the track to show the world what a bad a** you are and how much racing means to you. Good luck to you buddy,” Pastrana wrote.

Carson Hocevar explains why there was so much ambiguity around his injury

After Carson Hocevar suffered the crash, more or less everyone knew that he was injured. But what nobody knew, for a considerable amount of time, was the extent of his injury and the nature of it.

However, the Truck Series driver recently clarified why that was the case.

He revealed that he was “more focused” on himself while he was helplessly lying in Michigan. Hocevar described how he let NASCAR and his team’s PR handle the situation.

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MADISON, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 20: Carson Hocevar, driver of the #42 Premier Security Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 presented by CK Power at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 20, 2021 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

“They still didn’t know and they were holding information even from me just not to psych me out. I didn’t really wanna know at all, and they’re more so taking it day by day now,” he said.

As for what the plan for the race in Sonoma is, Hocevar made it clear.

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“There are a lot of plans, but none set in stone,” he said.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar

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