Meet the Team
Carson Hocevar makes the move to fulltime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2021, piloting the No. 42 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports.
The 18-year-old driver, completed a partial schedule in 2020, racing in seven events, with a best finish of 12th coming at Dover International Speedway.
In addition to a partial Truck Series schedule in 2020, Hocevar notched big Super Late Model wins at the Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway, the RedBud 400 at Anderson Speedway, the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway, and the Show Me State Showdown 125 at I-44 Speedway.
Hocevar ran two Truck Series races in 2019, at Eldora Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. He qualified inside the top-20 and finished in the top-25 in both events.
In addition to the pair of Truck Series starts in 2019, Hocevar competed in 12 ARCA Racing Series events, earning one pole – never starting lower than 12th – along with four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
In 2018, Hocevar made three ARCA Racing Series starts, earning one pole and two top-five finishes.
Hocevar began racing Quarter Midgets when he was just six years old. He won 15 United States Auto Club championships and 79 Quarter Midget National races.
Under the guidance of 2008 NCWTS champion Johnny Benson, Jr., Hocevar graduated to full-sized stock cars in 2015, and immediately made an impact by winning an Outlaw Late Model feature at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan as a 12-year-old.
Later that summer, he earned his first Super Late Model victory at Berlin at the age of 13, becoming the youngest winner in both Late Model divisions with his victories that season.
In 2016, Hocevar had a breakout season, winning the Berlin track championship as a 14-year-old — the youngest in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history — and added three other victories on the regional JEGS/CRA All-Stars Pro Late Model Tour.
Ryan Truex returns to Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, once again piloting the No. 40 Chevrolet Silverado. This season, Truex will complete the full 2021 Truck Series schedule.
Truex joined Niece Motorsports in 2020, completing a partial schedule. In his nine starts, Truex piloted the No. 40 Marquis Chevrolet Silverado to four top-15 finishes.
The Mayetta, New Jersey native kick-started his racing career by competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series in 2009 and 2010. After winning back-to-back championships in the Series, Truex began to make a name for himself in the motorsports industry before he even graduated high school.
In 2010, Truex made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start, participating in seven events for Michael Waltrip’s team. In 2011, Truex once again raced a partial schedule with Waltrip, eventually moving to Joe Gibbs Racing.
Truex ultimately closed out the 2011 season with 17 starts to his credit, earning one top-five and five top-10 finishes.
The 2012 season once again saw Truex competing in a partial schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing, earning one pole, one top-five and four top-10 finishes in 11 starts. In addition, Truex earned his career-best Xfinity Series finish, a second-place result at his home track of Dover International Speedway.
Truex made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2013, running three races that year. The following year, Truex continued in the Cup Series, running a partial schedule.
After signing a developmental contract with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015, Truex returned to racing part-time in the Xfinity Series.
In 2016, he made the move back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, completing a partial schedule in 2016, and running the full schedule for Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) in 2017.
In 2017, Truex tallied two poles, eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes for HRE. In addition, Truex led a total of 115 laps, and finished ninth in the series standings.
Shifting his focus back to the Xfinity Series, Truex moved to full time competition in the series in 2018, taking over the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet. Throughout the course of the 33-race season, Truex earned one top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
By bursting on to the NASCAR stage, Truex has received such honors as being voted as one of five NEXT athletes by ESPN the Magazine and as a member of The Top-10 greatest drivers of the first 25 years of the NASCAR K&N Series.
Jett Noland was born on November 12, 2003, and quickly grew up with an affinity for racing. Spending his youth watching NASCAR on television, a spark ignited into a passion for motorsports and Noland quickly became a multi-time National Karting Champion.
Noland made his first starts in a full-body stock car in 2017, racing Late Models and Pro Trucks throughout Central Florida. He burst onto the national Super Late Model scene in 2019, driving for Jett Motorsports, finishing seventh in Southern Super Series points, and earning Rookie of the Year Honors at New Smyrna Speedway. He also had top-10 finishes in the Rattler 250, Redbud 400, and Florida Governor’s Cup.
Noland’s 2020 season started with a bang, winning the Pro Late Model (PLM) portion of the Redeye 50/50 at New Smyrna Speedway. He then added two more PLM wins at New Smyrna during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, finishing third in overall points. He joined Anthony Campi Racing in July, and immediately went to victory lane with the team at New Smyrna and Crisp Motorsports Park. He also went road racing in 2020, claiming the Rookie of the Year Title in Trans Am Series TA-2, and making a pair of starts with Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks.
Now at 17 years old, Noland is poised to have a breakout year in 2021. He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Daytona Road Course for Niece Motorsports in February. He already has three Pro Late Model wins under his belt during the World Series, finishing third overall in points.
Along with six total starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series planned, Noland is also slated to attend 40+ races with Anthony Campi Racing around the Southeast and beyond. He will have Noland’s Roofing, Hype Motorsports, Southern Creek Clothing Company and Cypress Ridge Hunting Preserve on board for the season.