Carson Hocevar Reacts Amidst Talks of a NASCAR Cup Run After His Boss Slammed “Watered Down” Xfinity Series

Published 06/23/2022, 4:55 AM EDT
DARLINGTON, SC – SEPTEMBER 05: #42: Carson Hocevar, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Niece Equiptment during the running of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series In It To Win It 200 on September 5, 2021 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

If Cody Efaw, the GM of Niece Motorsports, is to be believed, it won’t be long before fan-favorite Carson Hocevar takes a step up through the NASCAR ranks. But while most would assume the next step to be Xfinity Series, Efaw has other plans.

In a recent interview, Efaw revealed that instead of going to the second tier, they plan to take Hocevar directly to the Cup by fielding him in a few races next year.

And this was something that the driver himself reacted to.

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“Who said anything about full time,” Hocevar wrote in response to the interview of Efaw.

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Carson Hocevar just needs the right stuff to make the step up

The GM of Niece Motorsports described that in order to get Carson Hocevar “some races” in the NASCAR Cup Series next year, they have to find the right resources. He also revealed that they have had some talks with sponsors already.

“I think he’s capable of doing it. We just have to get the right stuff for him to do it,” Efaw said.

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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)

As for why they’re skipping the Xfinity Series altogether, he had some pretty bold words for the second tier of NASCAR and particularly about its competitiveness.

“I don’t see the thickness of the Xfinity Series,” he said. “If I want to run any weekends next year, it’s Cup races. That series I feel. is very watered down. I just don’t see a handful of teams being able to win. I feel like in Trucks, there is a stout list that can win every week.”

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“It just says a lot about where the Xfinity Series is a the moment.”

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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.

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