All American 400 Race Recap: Carson Hocevar

(Photo: Kevtron Media)

Start: 15th
Finish: 5th

Notes:

– Carson Hocevar made his first career start in the prestigious All American 400, held at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Sunday afternoon. The 400-lap spectacle saw the best late model drivers from across the country converge on the historic venue.

– After starting 15th, Hocevar settled in early on and would ride through the early stages of the nation’s longest short track race (400 laps, 0.596 mile).

– KBR Development car owner/crew chief Michael Bursley and team would continue to tweak on the handling of the #14 Chevrolet SS, throughout the early and mid-portion of the race. Hocevar would drive to fourth at the halfway point.

– As pit strategy played out, Hocevar would remain in the top ten throughout the back half of the event. The team would put its final set of sticker tires on at lap 325, while running sixth.

– A number of cautions slowed the race over the last 75-laps, as Hocevar mindfully worked his way through the field, to as high as third on a late restart. When the checkered flag flew on the crown jewel event, Hocevar would be scored in the fifth position.

Quote:

“The All American 400 was a good weekend for KBR Development, our partners and myself. We haven’t had the opportunity to run many super late model races this season, and to run competitive at a crown jewel race with a star studded field is something we are all happy with. We were in position to take the lead on the last restart, and got side-by-side for lead, but just got sideways and wasn’t able to capitalize. We were still able come home with a top five finish in our Scott’s, Berger Chevrolet, Precision Fleet Image Chevrolet.”