Carson Hocevar won his first ever career pole for Saturday night NASCAR Truck Series race at Sonoma Raceway after he posted the fastest lap of 91.135 mph in the second round of truck qualifying.
Hocevar, who confirmed this week that he sustained a break to his right tibia from the accident in St Louis, was cleared for practice on Friday.
Hocevar crashed in the final round of qualifying and his truck suffered heavy rear-end damage. The team is currently working to fix the truck.
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Carson Hocevar explained that he did not aggravate the injury and it did not cause the wreck, he was just trying to do a bit too much.
“It’s the disconnect from my head. I had what I thought was a super smart idea and tried too hard.”
Carson Hocevar explains he was trying to get a run at where the qualifying start-finish line sits and made a mistake. Did the injury cause the accident?
Hocevar: “It’s the disconnect from my head. I had what I thought was a super smart idea and tried too hard.” pic.twitter.com/22BfmIub0o
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The 19-y-0 will now drop to back of the field for adjustments. Ross Chastain should be control car and doesn’t get lane choice.