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TC Daily Pit Stop: Carson Hocevar Headed to Cup Full-Time in 2024; Kenseth Joins LEGACY MC as Competition Advisor; Ryan Reed Returns to NASCAR; and More!
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
Carson Hocevar will compete for Rookie of The Year (ROTY) honors in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2024, as the pilot of the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro for Spire Motorsports, the team announced on Tuesday.
Hocevar, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Niece Motorsports, will replace Ty Dillon in the second entry for the team, which announced its expansion to three full-time entries for 2024 early last month.
“I mean, anybody in my position wants to be a Cup Series driver,” said Hocevar. “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.”
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB has tapped Matt Kenseth, the 2003 champion of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, as the organization’s newest competition advisor, the team announced officially on Tuesday.
In this role, Kenseth will provide guidance and strategy on the competition side of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, while serving as a mentor to drivers Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek, as well as providing assistance in the organization’s move to Toyota for 2024.
“Jimmie [Johnson] and I have so much respect for each other as both competitors and friends – we are alike in many ways and at similar points in our careers,” said Kenseth. “This is a great opportunity for me to be a resource for two extremely talented drivers and help on the racing operations side with this transition to Toyota. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”
Ryan Reed, a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner at Daytona International Speedway, is set to return to the series in Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 302 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, joining forces with Alpha Prime Racing.
The 30-year-old driver will get behind the wheel of the No. 66 Tandem Diabetes Care Chevrolet Camaro for Alpha Prime Racing – in a partnership with MBM Motorsports, which will see the organization utilize the team’s typical number.
“It is so cool to be able to make my return to Xfinity racing,” Reed said in a team release. “The Xfinity Series was my home for many years, so it just feels right to be back”
In conjunction with its member teams, the Race Team Alliance (RTA) has announced the formation of Racers Forum presented by R3, a premier business conference for the racing industry featuring NASCAR teams, tracks, executives, and partners.
The private event will provide the motorsports industry with an environment to interact in a casual, yet accessible setting through a series of panel discussions with industry leaders.
Conceived by the RTA, Racers Forum looks to bring the racing industry together to discuss the most relevant topics acting the sport, but in a smart, fun, and interesting way.
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