– Carson Hocevar made his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start last Friday, November 8. ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted the Lucas Oil 150 under the lights on the flat 1-mile oval.
– Hocevar and the Jordan Anderson Racing team with crew chief Darren Fraley battled the handling of the #53 GMPartsNow Chevrolet Silverado throughout the two practices. Hocevar qualified just .338-seconds off the pole, in his first-ever attempt in a truck on asphalt, placing him 17th.
– Hocevar continued to battle a tight condition throughout the event, with the team making various adjustments to help the truck turn better during both stage breaks. Hocevar would be scored 23rd at the checkered flag.
“Phoenix was a big learning experience from the start of first practice, through the checkered flag in the race. We unloaded really tight and at the same time I was still getting accustomed to everything in the first practice. We made very little gain in final practice, but got the truck driving better for qualifying and ran a solid lap to put us 17th. We fought balance again under the lights during the race, but the Jordan Anderson Racing team kept working at it. We just needed a bit more. Extremely thankful for the opportunity to be down there in the #56 GMPartsNow Chevy Silverado, and although we wanted to run better, it was big learning weekend and hopefully we’ll come back ten-times better next time out.”