Carson Hocevar Reveals His Epic Response to Doctor Amidst NASCAR “Career-Ending” Injury Fears

Published 06/20/2022, 12:55 PM 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)

A couple of weeks ago at the World Wide Technology Raceway, Carson Hocevar endured a scary accident. It started off as a simple spin on the track, but things changed when another truck rammed into him. The impact meant that he injured his ankle and was forced to undergo surgery. To everyone’s surprise, he turned up for the next race at Sonoma and earlier on Saturday at Knoxville. Hocevar also revealed some stories while in recovery and rued what could have been, without the accident.

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He said, “I had a basic doctor, he comes down finally, he goes ‘Oh! You’re going to be six months in a cast’. Mom freaking out in the chair, like career-ending, and all for fifth. Then we get on the phone to a NASCAR doctor/surgeon that we knew from Michigan. When I got to Michigan, he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re gonna have surgery tomorrow. You’ll be able to race three or four weekends down the road’. I was like ‘How about Saturday?‘”

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What else did Carson Hocevar say?

According to the #42 driver, it could have been a really good day in the office for him. As he spun, Hocevar desperately tried to save the car, but it was to no use. Then, everything turned on its head during the first impact, and that was all he wrote. At the time of the accident, he was running in a fine fifth place, which would have been his fourth Top 5.

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)

After the accident, he clambered out of his truck he attempted to stand, but his left foot was feeling sore. To make matters worse, his right foot buckled and could not take his weight. That was when he knew that something was definitely wrong, though he didn’t want to admit it out loud.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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