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June 4, 2022

Carson Hocevar taken to hospital after last-lap crash at Gateway

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Carson Hocevar was transported to a local hospital for evaluation after a final-lap crash in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway.

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Hocevar’s No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet was tapped into a spin by Derek Kraus’ No. 19 Chevy shortly after the white flag flew in overtime during the Toyota 200. Tyler Hill’s No. 5 entry slammed into the side of Hocevar’s truck, and the No. 45 of Lawless Alan also made significant contact.

Hocevar exited the wreck and was helped to the ambulance on a stretcher. He appeared to be alert and signaled to the crowd with a thumbs-up, and NASCAR officials said he would be evaluated at a local hospital. The team later indicated that his right lower extremity was being examined.

The driver posted a bit of an update late Sunday afternoon, saying he was waiting for results on the extent of the an injury to his right ankle before commenting more.

Hocevar, 19, was involved in an incident earlier in the final stage. Three-time champion Matt Crafton made contact with his No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota, looping Hocevar’s truck around in Turn 2.

Hocevar finished 24th in the 36-truck field.

This story will be updated.